"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
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!
A few weeks ago I flew to Budapest with my colleague Peter Richard Gilbert to participate in the second European Pro Bono Summit. This year’s event was hosted by Volunteering Hungary in cooperation with GE Hungary and KPMG Hungary and with the support of the BMW Foundation, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Taproot Foundation and Pro Bono Lab.
Since I’ve been here, I haven’t met another volunteer who could be used here as a specialist. You meet a lot of young adult volunteers, almost all of them from Germany. 99% of them have graduated from high school and work here as teachers or in other social education institutes. Does a high school diploma qualify someone to work with traumatised children and act as a teacher? I don’t think so.
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, …
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