Thursday, 11 April 2013


Check out they need donations and more volunteers.

If you want to come and stay too you can sleep in the centre and help out with the kids teaching or just talking to them. They also need people who can sew clothes and make furniture in the workshop. They're trying to become self-sufficient.

If you can't come and still would like to help, send clothes, books, food or money. Or try fundraising. Or write to businesses asking to send donations, like mattresses, paint, chairs, etc.

Workshop in the words

The orphan's founder built this factory/large workshop in his back garden. Importing all the equipment from Italy. It's fully equipped and two years in the making. A beautiful location in the jungle, so peaceful. They've invested a lot from foreign donations but it needs a kickstart to get going. There's only one volunteer working here at the moment. I tried to help out a bit but they need someone with knowhow.

If you are handy they would dearly love someone to come over and help make things. And teach the locals.

Some of the students

It's like trying to herd cats! Very challenging but I'm getting the hang of it. A teacher friend recommended some learning games and they're working much better than my initial efforts.

Mother and Child Foundation

I'm staying at an orphanage near Thoropuza for a week teaching English to the kids. Pity them. A bit of karma balancing after the Ayurvedic treatment I received.

Rice for breakfast...

...lunch and dinner

Saturday, 6 April 2013