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ADDHU and World Life Experience promote social responsibility

“WORLD LIFE EXPERIENCE IS A COHERENT AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECT THAT CAN, ON ONE HAND, CONTRIBUTES TO THE GROWTH AND VISIBILITY OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS, ON THE OTHER HAND, IT PROVIDES PEOPLE WITH EXPERIENCES THAT PROMOTE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY”, SAYS FRANCISCA COUTO DOS SANTOS, PROJECT COORDINATOR OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEFENSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS (ADDHU).

TWO OF THE BIGGEST DIFFICULTIES THE ADDHU STRUGGLES WITH DAILY ARE THE LACK OF FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES. BUT THAT DOESN’T STOP THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION FROM DEVELOPING “TO BE A VOICE IN THE FIGHT FOR A BETTER WORLD”, AS LAURA VASCONCELLOS, THE FOUNDER, DESCRIBES BEING ONE OF THE PURPOSES THAT LED TO THE FORMATION OF THE ASSOCIATION.

SINCE 2006, ADDHU HAS HAD A VERY POSITIVE IMPACT REGARDING DIRECT SUPPORT TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH. IN PORTUGAL, WITH ITS ‘CITIZENS OF THE WORLD’ PROJECT, THE ORGANIZATION DEVELOPED A PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOLS THAT LED MANY YOUNG PEOPLE TO DISCUSS ISSUES AND TO ELABORATE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS THAT DEAL WITH GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THEIR VIOLATIONS, DUTIES, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY.

IN KENYA, ADDHU FOUNDED THE ‘SHELTER FOR ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN’, CALLED ‘WANALEA CHILDREN'S HOME’, TO RESCUE CHILDREN FROM THE POOREST NEIGHBORHOODS IN NAIROBI. THIS CENTER IS NOW HOME TO 33 CHILDREN, AGED BETWEEN 4 AND 18 YEARS. “THE IMPACT HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE AND SUSTAINABLE THANKS TO THE SPONSORS, COMPANIES AND SOCIETIES, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RESPOND TO THE MAIN NEEDS OF THE RESIDENT CHILDREN OF THE WANALEA CENTER”, EXPLAIN LAURA VASCONCELLOS AND FRANCISCA COUTO DOS SANTOS. “WITHOUT THEIR CONSTANT SUPPORT WE WOULD HAVE HARDLY ACHIEVED THE GOAL THAT IS SO WELL REFLECTED IN THE GOOD DEVELOPMENT OF THESE CHILDREN “, THEY ADD.

ADDHU ALSO SUPPORTS AROUND 85 CHILDREN IN THE MAYEN, DISTRICT OF KITUI NDOGO, NAIROBI, THROUGH THE SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM, WHICH HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SCHOOL AND ALSO FOR THE UNIQUE DAILY MEALS (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH) OF THE CHILDREN AS WELL AS THE SALARY OF TWO TEACHERS. “THE FACT THAT THEY RECEIVE FOOD AT SCHOOL IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS FOR THE RISE IN NUMBER OF PARTICIPATION IN CLASSES”, REVEALS LAURA VASCONCELLOS.

THE FACT THAT WORLD LIFE EXPERIENCE INTENDS TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF NGO’S, IN THEIR VARIOUS FIELDS OF ACTION AND WITH DIRECT DONATIONS, MAKES IT A DIFFERENTIATING PROJECT, ALLOWING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS TO BE INVOLVED IN IT. “WE IDENTIFY OURSELVES A LOT WITH THE VISION AND PURPOSE OF WORLD LIFE EXPERIENCE AND WE SYMPATHIZED VERY MUCH WITH THE COLLABORATORS (MARGARIDA AND SUSANA) WITH WHOM WE HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET AND WHO PRESENTED US THE PROJECT”, AFFIRMS FRANCISCA COUTO DOS SANTOS.

ACCORDING TO ADDHU’S PROJECT COORDINATOR, TRAVELING IN GROUPS AND DEVELOPING VOLUNTEER WORK WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS MAKES WORLD LIFE EXPERIENCE A GREAT TOOL FOR MINIMIZING EXISTING ASYMMETRIES IN FAVOR OF INTEGRATED HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. “WE ARE CONVINCED THAT THE WORLD LIFE EXPERIENCE HAS EMERGED AS AN AWARENESS TOOL FOR THE IMPORTANCE OF HELPING THE OTHERS, BUILDING BETTER PEOPLE AND BETTING ON FAIRER SOCIAL STRUCTURES, SO THAT A BETTER WORLD CAN BE REACHED AND WHERE HUMAN VALUES AND HUMAN RIGHTS ARE MORE VALUED AND RESPECTED”, EXPLAINS FRANCISCA COUTO DOS SANTOS. “SUPPORTING ASSOCIATIONS IN A WIDE RANGE OF AREAS SO THAT THEY CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR THE WELFARE OF PEOPLE AND ANIMALS, MAKES US BELIEVE THAT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE THAT WE WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD”, SHE HIGHLIGHTS.

WORLD LIFE EXPERIENCE DOES NOT GEOGRAPHICALLY COVER ADDHU’S MAIN AREA OF INTERVENTION IN KENYA. HOWEVER, ADDHU SUGGESTED THE POSSIBILITY OF “CREATING A WAY FOR THIS COUNTRY TO BE INCLUDED IN THE INITIATIVES OF THE PROJECT IN THE NEXT EDITION”. NOTE TAKEN!

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