Thursday, July 27, 2006

Bare necessities

As strange as it sounds, so far my biggest safety fears has been going from my house in the city to the train station in the city.  Once I arrive in Maua or when am in the favela, I feel the safety and warmth of the community and have nothing to worry about.  Ironic that in the modern city lies the fear.  All the warnings friends have given about safety and caution here are true with respect to the city not the favela.

I get more children every day who want to participate in the ILI/Rosas Center.  I can only take so many for the sake of space and limited resources.  The morning children eat breakfast at the Center before their classes and the afternoon session has lunch as well after their activities.  We need sponsors to donate food and supplies for the children.  Our next challenge is to find an organization or entity that is willing to donate basic food or supplies for our growing need, next will be the city.  Someone has to see the light.


Posted by Obi in 19:01:33

2 Responses to “Bare necessities”

  1. Dee says:

    Your messages become more and more brilliant. Don’t give up. We will find a way for it all to work for those kids.

  2. Dee says:

    Words of Wisdom from one of the greats:

    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” Ghandi

    J.L. sends a message also: she says patience and humility must be in your toolkit and that we expect you to come back different than when you left.

    It seems we all are missing your presence here.