Our feeling with Ngongongare Primary School was love at first sight. We fell in love with Tatu, its headmistress, Bundu, Greofrey, Elituliza, Frisa and all the teachers. But, most of all, with the 700 children who go to school daily from nearby villages.
These children walk around 6 km every days to go to school (some of them are barefoot). They study without books (some of them do it even without notebooks). They eat a plate of makambe that is nothing more than corn cooked with rice or beans (again, only some of them can do it). They practice sports (without any equipment). And also laugh, jump, sing, dance and return home walking another 6 km.
The world is full of little anonymous superheros, no doubt of it. Like our friend Paula. She is 9 years old and she gave us a solidarity lesson: when she heard about the story of the Ngongongare’s children, she donated all the money raised on her birthday to ‘her friends in Africa’.
Thanks to her we were able to make the school more beautiful. We managed to fix and paint the main wall of the school, as well as the sidewalk to access the classrooms.
A new dream come true with which we also employed 3 people.
“The best of life is not planned, it just happens”