ETHIOPIA. I VOLUNTEERED AT THE ORPHANAGE IN GONDAR TOWN. CYCLING POLAND TO SOUTH AFRICA 2010-2014

by Lucas Vegan April. 18, 2017 2019 views

I CONTACTED THROUGH E-MAIL THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ORPHANAGE Yenege Tesfa (Hope for Tomorrow) AND ASKED IF I CAN VOLUNTEER THERE GIVING THE KIDS SELF-DEFENCE, GYMNASTICS AND CIRCUS CLASSES. I GOT A POSITIVE RESPONSE AND WHEN I CROSSED ALL SAHARA ACROSS EGYPT AND SUDAN I WENT TO THE FIRST TOWN ON MY WAY IN ETHIOPIA CALLED GONDAR AND EMADIATELLY STARTED WORKING WITH KIDS BEING ACCOMPANIED BY 2 MARTIAL ARTS MASTERS OF TEAKWONDO AND WUSHU. I GAVE WORKSHOPS FOR 5 HOURS DURING MY 5 DAYS STAY. I DIDN'T NOTICE MUCH OF INTEREST IN MY WORK FROM THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ORPHANAGE AND I ASKED THE WOMAN PERSONALLY IF SHE IS HAPPY OF MY WORK... SHE ANSWERED SHE WOULD PREFER ME TO DONATE MONEY OR WORK FOR FREE AT HER OFFICE AND SHE SAY I CAN LEAVE. I WAS SHOCKED AND NEGATIVELY SURPRISED OF HER REACTION. i UNDERSTOOD THAT FOR THE WOMAN WHO CREATED THIS PLACE IT DIDN'T COME FROM HER HEART AND HER COMPASSION BUT IT CAME FROM HER GREED TO USE THE HOMELESS ORPHANS FOR HER RISING WEALTH. I STAYED IN HER HOUSE. SHE HAD POOR PEOPLE WHO COOKED FOR HER, CLEANED THE HOUSE FOR HER AND WHO WASHED THEIR CLOTHES FOR HER AND HER HOUSEMATES. I WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED WHEN I LEARNED FROM HER HOUSE KEEPERS THAT THEY ARE PAID NOT WELL BUT A BIT FOR THEIR HARD WORK. I GAVE MOST OF MY CLOTHES AND SANDALS AND OTHER THINGS SILENTLY TO THEM TO TAKE THEIR HOMES AND SHARE WITH THEIR FAMILIES EXPLAINING THAT I CAME TO HELP ORPHANS TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS IN SELF-DEFENCE, CIRCUS AND GYMNASTICS TO KILL THEIR BOREDOM AND FORGET ABOUT THEIR SUFFER FOR A WHILE. MONEY WAS OR MY 'WHITE FACE' WAS TO BUILD TRUST IN HER BUSINESS RATHER THAN HELPING THE KIDS. 

UNFORTUNATELY IT ISN'T THE ONLY PLACE THAT MAKES MONEY AND PROFIT ON POVERTY OR LACK OF LUCK OF OTHER PEOPLE.

IT'S HARD TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE BUT I DECIDED TO SHARE MY OPINION AND TO THANK ALL THE KIDS I HAD A GREAT CHANCE TO SHARE MY SKILLS AND TIME. i WANTED TO DO MORE FOR THEM BUT I WAS TOLD TO LEAVE...

EQUALITY AND JUSTICE TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!

PEACE


TEAKWONDO MASTER IN GONDAR. GREAT RESPECT FOR HIM

WUSHU AND TEAKWONDO MASTERS IN GONDAR IN ETHIOPIA. GREAT RESPECT FOR THEM FOR TEACHING THE ORPHANS AND POOR KIDS.

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