17 Oct 2011

The Old People's Social Centre is on the Go

The April group of volunteers has managed to raise the 2000 Euros necessary to renovate the building that will become the old peoples social centre in the neighbourhood of the train station in Akaki, Ethiopia.   When the repairs are finished and the social centre opens we expect some 100 old people will use the facility.  They will be able to enjoy educational and recreational activities and those that want will be able to work on ‘miniprojects’ (the majority of these people have pensions of 3,4 or 5 Euros a month, some get nothing and have to look after their grandchildren, for them the only solution is begging).  If anyone has ideas for such miniprojects please let us know, all ideas are welcome.  See this link for an example of a miniproject that we think could work in Akaki:    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14967535#blq-search
It is easy, cheap, new and something that the old could manage.  Are there any other such ideas that people know of?

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