2nd chapter of the experience of our two ambassadors in Africa.
Jordi and Joana have visited one of the projects we have collaborated with: the nursery school in Tumm (Kenya).
During their experience in Africa, Jordi and Joana have had the opportunity to visit some of the projects we have helped to fund in countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda or Sierra Leone.
For example, some months ago, we helped to fund a social project in Tumm, a very small village located Nord of Nairobi (Kenya) in collaboration with the NGO Active Africa and with the solidarity of the users of Zacaris, one of the e-commerce with cause that collaborate with us.
Tumm is located in a very arid zone and its access is very difficult and complicated, so the population there has a lot of problems to have de minimum services related on health, hungry and education. The NGO collaborates there to face the hunger, education and malnutrition of the kids, one of the main problems of the area. Through this project, the NGO could improve the health control and influence in the behavior and the hygiene habits of the parents. You can remember it HERE.
Jordi and Joana managed to overcome the difficult conditions to arrive there. Following, they their experience!
“What is the first thing you would do if you need to go to somewhere you don’t know? We put Tumm in Google Maps and… surprise! It didn’t appear. That was a small clue of the difficulties we would face to arrive there.
They told us that we would have to get to Baragoi and from there try to get some kind of transportation that would arrive more on the north, until Tumm. So, once in Baragoi, we got up very early, had breakfast and we sat outside the bar, on the main road of the village and wait for some car. After five minutes, we managed to go there with car. At 9.30am we were at the village! We couldn’t believe it!
After meeting Steven and Angelica, a very nice couple of missionaries from Northen Ireland, and their fascinating cooperative adventures, we went to the house where the Missionary Teresitas Sisters were working with the NGO Active Africa.
We met Sister Dora and later, we decided to visit the school that the NGO Active Africa. impulse there. On the way there, we could look a little bit more how the village was. It was a dusty road and around there were some shops, cottages and cabins. There were people in the shade of large acacias and goats and camels grazing everywhere. All of them, with the uncertainty of not knowing who we were and what we cold be doing there.
A few minutes later, we arrived at the school. There were two buildings: the dining room and the kitchen in one, and the classes and a small office in the other. With the money that had been collected from Worldcoo’s hand, it was possible to finance the material and food for the boys and girls and the salary of the kitchen workers during that last year.
It turned out that the children were only two days gone, so the building was empty. Only two teachers and the sister were supervising the works of the court of basketball of the patio and planting some trees. It was a fairly simple place, but very cozy. That same day we were able to interview the mothers of some of the children and two kitchen workers to know the impact of the project.
The feeling we had after visiting the project is that it is doing a very good job and that many more projects like these are needed to continue to improve the quality of the people who need it the most. We believe it is important to emphasize that in the search for new social projects, it is important to continue giving support to those who do not give anything to the population, but rather provide them with tools so that they themselves are the ones who make the change.
We are not always aware of the fate that we have when we were born where we have done it and with the conditions that have been given to us. A little help on our part makes a big difference for those who have not had the same fate.
We are not always conscious of how lucky we are to have born where we had and with the conditions that have been given to us. With a very small thing we can make a big difference for those who haven’t had the same lucky”.
Thank you Jordi and Joana to share with us your experience with us!
In the next post we will explain you their experience in Patongo, on the north of Uganda.