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!
Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.
International Women’s Day – A smart woman draws strength from troubles, smiles during distress and grows stronger with supporting those who are less fortunate. Send this to a smart woman. I just did! Wishing you a very happy woman’s day!
Esther along with András (OKA) and Tatiana (Pro Bono Lab), presented the achievements on the Multinational Pro Bono Programme, which was launched at the 5th Global Pro Bono Summit held in Lisbon in 2017, and it is still supervised and supported by AMAIDI. We were pleased to notice that a number of other GPBN members and some international Companies showed their interest in being engaged in this Programme.
“I want to say that for me, this is a very humbling affair. I am deeply humbled by this great honor of being elected as representative of Africa Continent at the Global Council of the Global Pro Bono Network.” said Mamerito Ssenfuma, Regional Coordinator Africa at AMAIDI
Esther Picogna, Regional Coordinator for Europe, on her way to #India, the cradle of #AMAIDIs foundation in 2006, to join the 6th Global Pro Bono Summit #GPBS2018 in #Mumbai and to present Multi-National Pro Bono Program Design together with Tatiana Heinz and András F. Toth.
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!