Under Jeans oversight the cassava harvest in Mushapo is in full swing and going well (photo left). He is doing his job of overseeing the whole project and especially the agricultural part very responsibly and successfully.
Pierre, our school principal, together with two other teachers, accompanied our 6th graders to Shamungamba, where the final exams for the primary schools from the whole region are taken. Thanks to the excellent preparation of Pierre, our students were faster than the other students and did so well that at first the personnel of the school board were skeptical and even checked the pockets of our students to find any evidence of possible cheating. Finally they recognized the great accomplishment of our students.
To our dismay our school had to pay more money for these tests than the others in spite of our protests, because it is the school of the “mundele” (white man). To avoid this kind of behavior, which we are facing more often lately, we feel it’s better to pass the whole project into the hands of our local friends as soon as possible. – Pierre will continue to be responsible for the school and Jean as the manager of the overall project as well as the agricultural part.
Our team of teachers are also doing a good job with the classes 1 to 5 and prepare everything for the end of year tests in our school (photo above).
Jos came back to Europe after he spent 4 months in Mushapo. During his stopover in Kinshasa he met with our „ADH Congo“ members Gilbert and Andre to give them an accurate report of how things are going in our project. They will try to contact different government officials in Kinshasa to influence the head chief so we can continue with the construction of the school buildings.
Wolfgang continues to visit our friends on his tour through Germany and gave a presentation of our work in Moers, as well as in the School of Gerbach (photo right). At the seat of our association he took part at our annual meeting and worked with Rudolf on the finances and other tasks that arise every year around this time.
A few days ago we had a chance to participate in our 5th interview with “Munich TV”. It will be aired on the 3rd and 4th of July at 20:15 and 22:00. There is also a new video about our project on YouTube:http://youtu.be/sZbAK8b0fOQ
Another big step forward is the finalization of our new website in German: www.adh-congo.orgThis website is the result of a lot of (team) work! Jens and Sergio had started it, then Andre took over the layout. Jens, the initiator and motor of this website, did most of the work and Wolfgang helped him with the writing of the articles. Translation work into 3 other languages is under way. Our ADH Congo team members and some of our supporters posted short statements! Check it out! It is full of a lot of so far unpublished interesting text and photos etc., documenting our goals and accomplishments since the foundation of ADH in the year 2000 until now. There is also a link to our Facebook page and our YouTube Channel. We hope to win many new friends through this website. Please tell others about it. Thank you!
Lenka’s next operation is coming up this Monday, the 30.06. Please pray for the doctor and his team, that everything goes good and that she will recover well afterwards. Thank you so much!
We wish you a wonderful summer,
and send you greetings from our heart,
Wolfgang, Lenka, Jos and team