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Notes from Africa 2012


Memory Books


Memory books have been developed so that all children, whether orphans or not, can build a family identity for themselves.

At Reach Out, an NGO that works with SidEcole, these books are written with the help of social workers.

The book is in three parts: the child’s history, the mother’s history and the father’s history.

The child’s history resembles any family’s history: birth, the child’s development, the first day at school, first memories, friends, their hopes for the future, and their health.

The history of the family is written with the parents’ help if possible. The mother and father indicate their names, surname, places and dates of birth and their family history.

Notes from Africa

« There is an Africa of tragedy and famine, of corruption and war, of blood and hunger and tears, of incurable disease and tribal clashes (...). There is a different side to this ancient land. The place which still has what most of the world has lost. Space. Roots. Traditions. Stunning beauty. True wilderness. Rare animals. Extraordinary people. »

Kuki Gallmann (Night of the Lions)