We all went to South Africa to experience something new, to learn from another culture and to offer our help where it is needed. We have made friends and become a family with the people we worked and lived with for a year. Even though we as Germans have a completely different culture, we have learned to adapt and become members of the local community. A community in which many cannot afford adequate education and others have the means to provide it.
Therefore, we did not hesitate to found this organisation in order to support the people from our second home, especially the children and the project Tlholego. We know all our foreign friends would do the same for us and believe that we should take our chance to spread the idea that even small actions can make a great difference.
We think it should not put a child at a disadvantage to grow up in a rural area since every child has the right to education. We have seen children that want to be educated so desperately that they take on a walk of six miles to school every day sometimes just to attend one lesson. That is why we are convinced that our effort and the donations from others are nowhere better placed than in this project.
Our goal is to raise awareness for these problems and to show people how important it is to support sustainable projects - projects that use resources responsibly and do not harm the environment. Projects that use resources wisely to create self-sufficiency especially in the aspect of nutrition.
We know it is still a long way to go and it will certainly not be easy. But no matter how far the way, you must take the first step.