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Notes from Africa 2013


I feel lucky to be able to go to school


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For the first time this year all African partners of SidEcole have met part of the cost of the schooling of the children:

    • At Have Mercy, Kaliro, Kuddizza and St Moses the families pay for the school material, the uniforms and some salaries of staff (guardian, cook, a teacher), which represents up to 50% of the funds allocated by SidEcole.
    • At Reach Out the mothers, grandmothers or aunts finance the schooling of their own children as only the orphans they look after are helped. They also put aside money to pay for secondary education.
    • Reach Out, the headmistress of Kuddizza and some families at St. Moses have found financial resources to guarantee the follow-up in secondary education.
    • At Mama Orphans a small school, a printing firm, a chicken and duck farm provide a regular income for the upkeep of the dormitories (mattresses and mosquito nets) 
    • The headmistress of Kuddizza has set up a sewing class for the women of the community, which pays for the dress patterns and the material for the sewing classes of the children.
    • In Zambia the NGO Conservation Lower Zambezi has volunteered to pay a fifth of the costs of the programme that raises the awareness of health and hygiene.

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)