And I would do it again and again! – Real craftsmen are much more needed in Africa than money. From personal experience I can say that there is nothing better than craft. In Germany we have apprenticeship that are admired worldwide. In February, for example, I have also got to know a plumber from Switzerland, who gave his full annual leave and his overtime to lay pipes for a future eye clinic here. At the same time he took a plumber from Ghana and showed him how he learned it in Switzerland. He told me he would do it again and again. So am I!
My goal is that when I go back to Germany, I could do my part to make the quality in the workshop at least a little bit better. In a Western world view! But lesson one: “This is Ghana.”
The NGO “Soccer for Change” is founded, hence you made this year the best gift for me. For me, an incredibly beautiful, exciting and above all trend-setting year comes to an end. With your help, I have been able to give our project a real foundation by establishing a nonprofit organization. Thank you!
For 3-4 weeks, I keep thinking about how it will be after my return. Will I forget how it was here and what I experienced? How can I live in a good life so that I can give some of it to others who are not so well? How can I live consciously?
The good thing about the orthopedic workshop is that we have base with tools and some machines. The knowledge of how a shoe is built or a rail is adapted is there. Now comes what is difficult to put into words without sounding haughty. Because what is most lacking in our workshop is quality, …
Everything is cooked over fire and prepared on the ground. And everything is under the open sky. There are no fitted kitchens.
Due to the road conditions and the driving style of some taxi drivers one comes to work quite easily too late. Thus being German, I always feel late. But in Ghana you are never too late. At the latest when I pass the “WHY-WORRY” sign at my fixed point