Try to imagine to have never seen a library in your lifetime! You have no re-collection whatsoever of a collection of books or to have never ever read a children’s story in your own language. Oliver Twist? Never had the privilege to read it. Ernest Hemingway? Who? The story of Romeo and Juliet has never been told, Hamlet is a mystery and Jackie Chan is more known than William Shakespeare. Imagine a life like that. The most beautiful poems written … never new poetry existed! It sounds a total impossibility. But it is very true and I live in a world like that.
The great thing about being a Transformational Engineer is that we don’t have to accept the status quo. We don’t have to believe that “that’s just the way it is” …..! Hopefully like you … we get up and do something about it. We have many projects that are ongoing at the moment. Two of those will have a huge impact on hundreds of people. Our new LIBRARY … the first EVER in the region will allow children and communities to, for the very first time, be able to read books in their mother tongue. It will be a huge blessing – here is a quick update report on how the work is progressing:
The other project is our Water Tower that is currently being constructed. For many years we have had to pump water from a local pump we installed. With the growth of our primary school and the establishment of a local clinic by the mission the need for more water was eminent. Through many sponsors it was possible to start with the resurrection of a water tower that will provide clean water to the school, clinic and the community.
|Our old and faithful water pump! It has been providing water for more than a decade and served a few hundred school children as well as a whole community.|
|And YES if you wondered …. the fact that the pump ‘survived’ all the kids is an absolute MIRACLE!!!!|