The other day a friend asked me about the project and why we are involved… he knows we have a very strong opinion about not helping the kids in the streets around town by giving them money.
The thing is – every time tourists give money to the kids they encourage them to continue their street life instead of either going back to their family OR get a home (+ school, food, clothes etc) in on of the many children’s homes in the valley.
But after following Juju’s work a couple of Tuesdays where he gives the kids a cup of tea, breakfast and sometimes pen and paper so they can express themselves and exploit their creativity I know that The Tea-project is not about hunting the kids and send the to orphanages – most of them way too far off. It’s about giving them two hour’s of love and compassion once a week – things that will never change their lives but at least give them a small Oasis in the miserable life that has become their destiny. We can’t have anything against that.
I don’t know if Juju agree’s this opinion – but I hope that our small involvement encourages him to go on.
If you like to meet him and some of the kids see the movie above.. OR come by on Saturday.
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