In Marktoberdorf, board members and advisors of OASA discussed the Munyu projects for two days. Hubert Senger, our colleague from Kenya, came to Germany for the discussions.
At the kick-off event in the Festspielhaus Füssen, our visitors Peter Syanda and Moses Muchiri met the German Minister of Development Gerd Müller. They hope to get support for the Special School and the Sheltered Workshops through the program 1000 schools.
The current problem: Coli bacteria in the drinking water of the school.
For three weeks, Matthias and Nadine, both members of Engineers without Borders (IoG), worked to improve the water and wastewater supply in the Sheltered Workshops. During their visit, the public water supply was not working at all.
At the big children's party in Weißenhorn at the end of September, the Weltladen Weissenhorn and the Munyu Verein have been working together for the second time:
- A lady from Weißenhorn with Cameroon roots braided children`s hair and made a lot of girls happy.
- The parents could find information about current projects in Munyu.
- The visitors bought jewelry, aprons and bags. All the items had been produced in the Maria Magdalena Sheltered Workshops. Young people with disabilities are happy that they have a good job in the arts and crafts department.
The income goes directly to the arts and crafts workshop.
We are very happy that we got a donation from the Passionsspielgruppe Dirgenheim this year. Every two or three years, passion plays take place in the small village of Dirgenheim on the edge of the Danube-Ries.
Frasia, Godfrey, Moses, Nelson, Stanley, Wilson and Winfred live and work in the Maria Magdalena Sheltered Workshops. In their pictures they draw for us. They show us what activities they perform every day in their workshops. In this way they say thank you for the great support from Germany. We think it is a great idea!
In April, May and June there was not enough rain this year. At the beginning of the rainy season, people planted corn in Munyu, but almost everything dried up without rain.
Only families who have a rainwater reservoir can water their vegetables. They hope the water will last until the next rainy season in October.
For Maria Magdalena Special School, this means that basic food like unga and sukumaweeki get more expensive every day. But who will come up for the deficit? Help us!
In Mary Magdalena Sheltered Workshops there is always a teacher on duty. For this purpose, a container has now been transfered into a house with a small meeting room and some space for the teacher on duty.
Here you can see the trainees at their morning assembly.
Workshop leader Julius was able to repair the extraction system for wood chips and saw dust.
The fan wheel was broken. We were able to get the spare parts from a manufacturer in Germany free of charge. A visitor brought the new fan wheel to Muinyu and it was installed immediately.
Furniture is produced in the wood workshop of the Maria Magdalena Sheltered Workshops. Safety at work ist important. Some protective equipment for the disabled employees is available, but there are not enough.
The chips and dust extraction system does not work any more. Due to lack of space assembling and mounting must be done outdoors.
Trainee James likes to clean up and with some support he has arranged and hung up the tools in the closet all by himself.
Help us with a donation for safety at work!