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
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
Words are important : they could lead to freedom, the one able to express himself through them . Learning to write to read can’t be negotiated when the basis today is about Knowledges linked to computers , technologies.
We opened the site and they began to come just that way , proof if needed that there were an empty space that had to be filled with our passion, our willingness to serve a purposeful cause
i was particularly happy to welcome girls . They are my priority. They need to be better educated, taught about values, principles, dignity, for them to have a chance not to end as prostitutes to feed their families and themselves
why did I decide to get involved? Because I knew that they were condemned by the system, by their country , their president , their mayors, by their family