It is a great need for a centre that can coordinate all ongoing projects in the village, and assist the villagers in the fruit- and vegetable sales on the bigger markets. This is why Aid in Action is planning to build a business centre.
Our first children’s centre, ACDC (Anne’s Children Development Centre), was established in Ngumbulu in 2011. Children’s centre no. 2 was established in January 2012 in the village Mekhilingi. We have now started to plan a third children’s’ centre.
We have started fundraising to encourage both one-off donations and monthly donations to Aid in Action Education Fund.
24.01.2013 DN nett
This week 2600 participants, including business, political, academic and other leaders of society, have attended the annual meeting Davos. 23-year old Norwegian Anne Louise Hübert was probably one of the youngest participants. Read more (in Norwegian only).
23.01.13 – VG NETT
DAVOS (VG) The Crown Prince Couple of Norway compliment a 23-year-old aid worker Read more (In Norwegian only)
Karlsvogna Children and Development Centre is ready to take in children from February 2013. A committee is in charge of choosing children for the centre based on their need to stay there. This is to ensure that the chosen ones are the ones that need it the most. Most of the children will either be orphans or from homes with no follow-up and they are extremely poor.
Read the story behind about founders, Siri Fjeld-Nilesen og Thomas Sletvold who donated their wedding gifts to build the centre (in Norwegian only). A dream has come true!
The onions produced in the schools are selling for 20-30 shillings. They harvest a lot. To compare, a day salary in Gombolo is around 100 shillings. (6.5 NOK or 1 USD). The income is used to purchase food for the children in the primary schools. 1 kg white mais costs almost the same as one onion (38 shillings). Earlier, we fundraised cash for school-food, now the schools buy the food themselves. Thanks to all of you who are helping us changing the world for so many people, especially the small children!
This summer we’ve funded about 60.000 NOK (10.000 USD) to lay pipes to the Birth Clinic in Katangi, Kenya. The clinic serves about 50 000 people. Here you can read Anne’s blog about the project.
From the left: (1) Waterpipes, (2) The birth clinic in Katangi which now has enough water, (3) The communal well where the water is taken from.
The world’s longest “futsal” match (indoor soccer) kicks off September 14 – 16 in the KVT-Hallen in Trondheim, Norway. Aid in Action’s work in Zambia is on the agenda, and the money raised will go to building a youth centre in Lusaka.