24 Jul 2014

Glasses around the world.

In the summer of 2011 I was very lucky to get the chance to travel to Rwanda with my classmates. The first thing we were told was that we would take two 30 kg bags each on the flight and that most of it would be filled up with gifts and essentials for the school we support over there. I immediately though back to Dr. Stoma's huge collection of glasses and managed to take about two hundred pairs with me. I didn't think the school would want them so on our second day in the little town of Gisenyi on the shores of lake Kivu I set out with a classmate to find the nearest hospital. With our poor French we managed to find it and as soon as they knew what we had with us they took us straight to the hospitals manager. It was an incredible experience as they were overwhelmed with the amount of glasses. It was also very lucky we had stumbled upon one of the only hospitals in the area who had a unit specialized in ophthalmology and were able to find out the prescription of the 200 pairs. They were so kind and gave us a tour of the hospital as a thanks, which we were overjoyed by being two aspiring medical students. Being able to make aid from our little island of Mallorca reach so far and wide makes you realize how special an organization Mediterranea is. I will always cherish this eye-opening and heartwarming experience.

20 Jul 2014

A little big street.

We are very pleased to inform you the at last the street leading from the main road (west of the Abugida School) and leading in to the neighbourhood  has finally been  been resurfaced with cobbles.

Cobbles will last longer than other surfaces and cobble roads are easy to repair and do not require large machines. 

We started this project over two years ago and it, like many other projects, it has not been easy.  This project was done with the cooperation of the local
municipality and Mediterranea funded it. One of the important things  of projects of this sort is that the benefit to the local community will go on for decades.

When the rain comes it will wash away the top lair of sand that has been placed on the cobbles and so it will show all the splendour of the road.
Thank you all for your help.