Thanks to your donations we were able to
take matters into our own hands and improve the situation at the refugee camp
For more than one week we are working on rebuilding (filling it up with gravel) and cleaning out the pathway in front of the sports field, together with other volunteers from CESRT and granted from the refugee camp “Vial”. Not only for children, but also for the other adults, which are crossing the way day in and out, it was really important to be able to walk along this way and not having to walk through mud and waste water. It happened many times that people slipped and fell into the polluted waste. One of our colleagues experienced a child being fully covered in this harmful mud. Furthermore are many people walking without having shoes on or handicapped people had to pass this obstacle as well. Therefore it was of prime importance to clear out this mess.
After a longed for approval we started to face the problem with two other colleagues. We were driving around the island to get the gravel of 3m³ (about 4 tons), bought working boots, gloves, shovels and a wheelbarrow and began to work.
We freed the area from all the mud, cleaned out the gutters, which were completely overgrown and full of mud, and dug a channel for the water, so even when it rains the water can flow off. It took us quite a while, because the ground got really closed from all the rucks which were passing the way for the past years. At sunset we called it a day.
Today we took some more ground out to make room for the gravel. After this we finished up the channel so the water can flow off in a perfect way. On top we put about 10cm of gravel and the project was finished.
All day long we saw how excited and thankful the people at the camp were for our effort we put in the project. They thanked us with water, orange juice and tea, which the families made on their own.
We were able to finance the project of 90€ through your donations! 80€ for material and delivery and 10€ for the tools.
Because of the regulations of the refugee camp we are not allowed to show pictures of how excited and happy the people were about the project. Countless smiles all over the place which we were only able to give, because of your donations! Thank you so much for your donations and your trust.
Only because of you we are able to achieve something like this!
We did it once again! We put countless smiles on people’s faces!