Children's rights and Education, especially girls, who have it hardest, is our primary concern; not just physically improving their schools and environment, but also educating their teachers, leaders that such signs aren't accurate, shouldn't be on school walls, shouldn't even exist. That is why our presence, boots-on-the ground matters.
Water isn't just a problem in Capetown, but all of Africa, and worse each year. A Dutch NGO " Tusaidiane" is trying a computerized system; we'll be "water harvesting" at St. Anthony's Girls School in a more culturally sensitive, simpler way.
Bees are a global crisis; hive collapse is everywhere but Africa, yet its youth needs job. An Apiarist in Africa can support a family or two, honey's an expensive commodity in their capital cities. And we might be needing African honey soon!!
HELP US DO OUR GOOD WORK: Get a ticket, ride with us Feb. 25th, 2:30
The exploitation of pygmies is an old concern of our Founder's; she partnered w/St. Joseph de Cluny Sisters in Cameroun to build Kaigama Agricultural Center for the Baka. Cluny Blog: http://kaigama-bertoua.blogsport.fr/2015/02/connaissez-vous-candace-sharsu.html Now JLP will address education for Efe pygmies in the Itrui forest, and improve their Clinic.
New Toilets-showers are important; as is the heart and hope, and for that, Chess sets & "Queen of Katwe" Dvd. True story about a poor Ugandan girl who became a Chess Master.
Among Labwor people: An ex-Leprosarium, turned Health Clinic, gets new Toilets-Showers thanks to the combined efforts of JLP and the Hilton Foundation.
Our CEO Candace hand-delivered school supplies, assuring their destination. Hurricane Matthew violently erased Haiti's South. Families are still living under tarps.
World Bank, UNHCR and JLP asessing needs and problems concerning Sudanese Refugees in Aba, Congo DRC. JLP already secured "Emergency Funds" that arrived in August.
Water's Life!...as you can see, with the four 10,000 liter "rain tanks" we had installed at Adumi school (a kilometer from Congo); brushing teeth, for bathing, washing clothes, cooking....ETC.
Water is Life!! Our local crew installs rain tanks so people won't go to the Adhu river, where infected flies on its banks is blinding 1/4 of the population. Now clean, safe water for all.
Our CEO encourages silliness, fun!..as each child gets the only photo they've ever had of themselves. They'll be rewarded their pictures after the day's gardening projects ends:)!
For children to keep an image of themselves, some never having even looked in a mirror.
The Efe Pygmy children of Nduye having a picture of themselves instead of BEING photographed. Magic, JOY!!
Pimbo, Eastern Congo (DRC) For children-students who've never had an image of themselves (no phones, laptops, etc), our Founder gave as many as she could a Polaroid picture:))!!!!
After years of improving the Primary school, the Headmistress-teachers residence was renovated; running water, toilets, solar light, to help ease the stress of a difficult place.
First computer lab for students; now materials arrived for toilets-showers for school staff, who were showering with monitor lizards and other vermin outside.
As Candace leaves for our Projects caring Pi Sigma Alpha students at YSU rally for funds to help the children caught in these Hellscapes.
28 Fifth-graders at Beverly Vista School, w/ teacher Kris Milliken, Fundraised their hearts out amongst fellow students and parents; resulting in an astonishing contribution towards helping the children and students of Africa.