We have been working on introducing a water pump in the village in order for the children and neighbors to obtain clean and safe drinking water. They no longer have to take a dangerous two-hour route outside the village to get the water but can now enjoy it from inside the village from a shared pump that goes 60 meters deep into the ground, giving access to fresh water. This well has been a project that required a lot of team effort, but its impact has been a true blessing to the whole community.
We have worked on the primary school, Marija Urbach, to provide the children with basic writing and reading skills. With 4 classrooms, a modern toilet unit with 4 flush trough toilets (2 for boys and 2 for girls) as well as an administration, this school is now in full functioning. It is a great place where the young children can bond and spend their time in the mornings and afternoons. Thus, we plan to have another 4 classrooms with more teachers to also offer secondary education. This is the next step we want to take to ensure the children have a full educational experience that they can use to work in different fields here in Guinea or even beyond. Our hearts behind this is to give them the opportunities to reach their full potential and fight through the hard circumstances life has thrown at them.
Our vision for 2021 is to focus on healthcare in our community and to build a medical centre that will serve the main purpose of improving sanitary conditions and educating our people about how to deal and treat certain diseases and recurring health problems. We already have an extensive number of assistants that have their heart set out to serve and help the children and our neighbours get the proper care. The aim is also to increase local knowledge in this department and to grow in mutual dependency and strengthen the bonds we have as a community and family.