Annegret built at Hope Eden a house for the new nigerian headteacher and his family and we were happy to help her with it.
We supported Tina again with a monthly amount to help her to make life a little bit easier.
In summer time we bought eggs from Annegret for the refugees in Abuja and the priest who is living at Annegrets farm distributed it.
Unfortunately, we can not travel to Annegret anymore without military police, so we had to stop our cooking lesson at school.
The new fish ponds in Hope Center are ready and now they can sell fish all over the year. We were very astonished, when we saw our name on it.
It is good to see that they are expiring sustainable projects and we invested our money well.
After we were able to provide new school books we could organise lockable book cabinets.
Also here we helped to reactivate the fish pond.
And all are happy about even small approvements.
This year we asked our schools to apply for donations with sustainable projects. Sister Victoria asked for additional new fish ponds, that enables her to sell fish all over the year.
At our last visit we could see the progress of the building works.
She buys baby fish and breads it until they are big enough to sell. When the building works are finished she is going to have 3 ponds: one for baby fish, one for middle size fish and 1 for big fish.
They sell the fish after smoking it in this special oven:
They built new hen houses as well and are happy to sell the eggs.
The Ladies were invited from Mr. and Mrs. Benedict to join the yearly Sports Meeting.
We were warmly welcomed by these gentleman and found out that they were mascots for the 4 teams.
Berger Ladies sponsored the trophies:
After a looooong opening ceremony with performances from different tribes….
…the sports activities started.
And all had a lot of fun.
The pupils from Hope Eden do not only learn theory, but also vocational skills. They learn for example cooking, knitting, farming or crafting. The things, they produced were sold on a bazaar in April 2019.
The keys for the opening of the bazaar were brought by this young ladies:
Many different things were offered in the courtyard of the school:
Additionally they sold muffins, plants, postcards, notebooks and lemon tea.
Really nice creative ideas!
We loved their body paintings.
And many came to visit the bazaar.
Two weeks ago we paid a visit to the Safehouse and the new Center of MeCAHT to present some donations in kind. The new Center functions as an extension of the Safehouse. It accommodates not only women with children but also staff quarters, an office and training facilities.
We were able to hand over a fridge, a freezer, a TV and two AC units for the new building. All these items were left overs (have not been picked up by the winners) from last years christmas raffle.
Further we could deliver some donations of clothes ad shoes to the residents of the Safehouse.
Thank you very much to everyone who has contributed!
Once a year we go to Bema School and bring little presents or some fruit to the children. Last year it was cookies and an apple for each of the children.
They were happy and proud!
We were inviteted to the Christmas Coral for the 2nd time and here images tell their own stories. It is unbelievable what wonderfull stories the children perform with very simple aid. And the colourful suits and outfits of the children and their parents are always like a fire work of colours.
Christmas Holidays are over and all Ladies are back.
We were looking forward today to our visit in Hope Center and were surprised about so many new things to sell in a newly built shop.
They now sell coconut oil, dresses made of their nice batik fabrics, handbags with shoes fitting to it, aprons, eggs……
It is every time so interesting to see what new ideas Sister Victoria has.
Sister Brenda left in January and Sister Victoria took over. Again we were overwhelmed from the kindness and the warmth the teachers take care of the children.
When we came they were playing soccer all together.
and later we saw them baking cookies.
In the shop we found at the end this wonderful postcards.