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Winter holiday in Bolivia is just one month away and as always children are already planning how to spend that time away from school.
One of the most requested options among the little ones is sports, so sports centres are full of children eager to play soccer, basketball and volleyball, and the same happens in swimming pools.
So if you are looking for a good option that combines volunteering and sports, this is your chance!
We had a visit from Karen Slowe the wife of the founder of Projects Abroad and her friend Sheila Luke this month! They made a tour of the Care Projects, as well as some Daaras to see the current situation in which the Talibés live and see what it takes to improve their living conditions. They also visited the Microfinance office and met Omar, a beneficiary of a micro financing loan for his Boutique Project.
They donated balloons, pens, soccer jerseys, clothes and several footballs to our Talibes centres. They also gave a lot of toothbrushes to Omar so that he can sell them in his boutique.
We took advantage of the fact that they arrived on a Friday to organise couple of visits for them around the country. On Saturday we took them to the Pink Lake and on Sunday to the Bird Park (djoudj)!
It was really a great pleasure to have them in Senegal.
Goodbye Karen and Sheila, hopefully see you soon!
One love from Senegal! :)
At HLM Talibes center with Moctar Ba, our country Director and Lamine Tall coordinator of the center
Talibes and their toothbrushes
Former Norwegian volunteer Camilla Thon volunteered in both the Projects Abroad Kenya conservation and care projects. Besides her hardwork, her helping nature left lives changed at the conservation project. In her quest to help she came up with the idea of donating KSHS.20,000 to each ranger at the conservation. With the whole amount summing up to more than a hundred thousand, an idea to help only one with the donation making a much longer impact was borne by one of the rangers. Tonny the head research scientist together with Njenga the conservation Manager were left with heavy task of deciding most suited candidate to receive the cash donation. The interview date was set with each candidate expected to impress the interviewers, all kinds of answers were given to the question, “what would you do with the money if you happened to receive it?” Some said they would uplift their families by building a better house and buying new clothes, another candidate had the idea of starting a second hand clothes business but the winning idea was Cecilia’s going back to school. Failing to proceed with her education due to lack of funds, Cecilia had to seek for a job to survive, her lucky star came shining when the interview panelist picked her as the winner, in the package she received a brand new laptop to help her with her studies, she also joined Kenya Wildlife training institute in Naivasha where she is enrolled in a 2 year diploma course in Wildlife Management, with all expenses catered for by Camilla.
Le CACIT a été créé en 2006 suite aux troubles sociopolitiques survenus en 2005 au Togo : l’élection de Faure Gnassingbé au pouvoir (grandement controversée car frauduleuse) fut suivi de mouvements de contestations fortement réprimés. A la suite de ces événements, la diaspora togolaise en France a revendiqué la nécessité de lutter contre l’impunité au Togo. Un groupe d’intellectuels togolais composé de juristes, d’organisations de la société civile, d’avocats etc. s’est donc regroupé en réseau d’organisations composé de huit (08) associations pour créer le CACIT. Jusqu’en 2008/2009, le CACIT agissait uniquement auprès des victimes des événements de 2005 pour faire valoir leurs droits, puis il a élargi son champ d’action en faveur de toutes les victimes quotidiennes des violations des droits de l’Homme, et notamment auprès des personnes victimes de l’impunité.
Aujourd’hui, le CACIT regroupe quinze (15) associations, emploie sept (07) salariés à plein temps, et reçoit des stagiaires nationaux et internationaux qui œuvrent pour :
- Informer les populations (essentiellement les victimes des répressions de 2005) sur les recours possibles
- Accompagner les victimes juridiquement et judiciairement (conseiller juridiquement, recueillir et déposer des plaintes et requêtes au plan national, sous régional et international
A travers des missions de volontariat et des stages en Afrique, Asie, Amérique Latine et Europe de l'Est, Projects Abroad permet aux volontaires de découvrir de nouvelles cultures et d'acquérir des compétences, tout en aidant dans nos pays d'action. Aucune qualification particulière n‘est nécessaire. Vous aussi, vous pouvez participer ! Vous choisissez individuellement le type de projet, le pays d‘action, la date de départ et la durée du programme.
Depuis notre création en 1992, plus de 40 000 volontaires ont vécu avec nous une expérience unique.
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