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

if I were rich …

If you had lots of money, more money than you ever thought you could be that richer, what will you do with it?

I guess you will try to buy yourself more happiness , won’t you? I would have make the same kind of choice if only I was sure that it was possible .

The choices i made were selfish . I had to buy myself some inner peace and I had no other choices than involving myself inside of something that sounds good to my soul .

I am learning kindness while being kind. I am learning love while loving . I am learning compassion while opening widely my heart to welcome children that have decided to link their destinies to mines.

Their confidence in my abilities to lead them to something that can’t be worst than their actual conditions are my hopeful wings

One moment inside of Alama’s Garden

What we have created is a living space… instead of hanging around the city all day long, instead of wandering around again and again … Alama’s Garden is about sharing positive energy .

Knowing that somewhere there is that place where you can rest a little bit before fighting to survive.

Knowing that inside of Alama’s Garden you will always be welcomed not for what you have, just for who you are: a human being joining other human beings

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