My environment includes myself

It was a question asked by one of the kids inside of our eco-classes . What is my environment?

Trying to explain to him while searching for words to help him better understand I summed it up by answering that your environment , it is the sky, the lagune, the stars, the moon, the sun, the air we are breathing , the oceans, the fishes , the earth, the world , his country, his city, his town, his slum, his neighborhood, his friends, his family, himself … anything he might think about is it’s envieonment

Yes, we are all that and much more than that.

We are free to be at peace with our environment , taking care of it warm fully with love because our environment is ourselves

A mission: to keep the children safely off the streets

instead of hanging around the city after school,   Alama’s Garden  keeps children safely off the streets.

There is no harvesting goals. They don’t come for working or for anything like that. It’s about growing green, learning to take care of ones environment while taking care of oneself

One child after another , Earth ambassadors are born

The first step of our intervention was about connecting our students with Nature .

It is difficult to be grounded while living inside of a slum so values we learn around gardening help hold on to something strong : learning to get involved inside of a community project, developing patience, courage and the ability to invest one self totally inside of a worthy harvest . It’s a new paradigm , I have asked children to adopt : my vision of love

RKBienfaisance : Then comes hope

Why oh why we could decide to get involved inside of such a program .

Paths we choose have always something to do with ourselves.

RKBienfaisance are actions I take for me to claim my humanity.

I refuse to be a spectator, just observing and commenting.

That’s not my approach of being alive.

Being alive means pursuing our journey with love , passion and reverence

Travelling with the books for Alama’s Garden

I bought books one by one.

Then, Kelly Masson and Frédéric Liehn gave us the complements .Then Coeur d’Art

The NGO led by the French secondary schools students in Côte d’Ivoire, brought us some books too .

My girl Anne-Kadia came one summer for an helping hand

I hired an educator and a gardener

We could have waited for people to answer to our call to action. We could have waited for the right time to come …. but we didn’t.

We have decided to begin as we were from where we were with what we had