SUPPORT TO THE SOS VILLAGE COMMUNITY ‘BURU BURU’
The SOS village community Buru Buru is a loving home to 140 children, who are not able to live with their biological families. Well over five years ago the organisation SOS Children’s Villages invited Remee S. Jackman and Mathilde Gøhler to visit Buru Buru and Nairobi’s slum for the first time. Experiencing the heartbreaking conditions for the orphans in the slum was a game changer for them and especially for Remee being a former orphan himself.
A NEW LIFE
During the first trip it became obvious to Remee S. Jackman and Mathilde Gøhler what a big difference you can make in a child’s life by giving it a loving SOS mother and family. They started fundraising money for the vulnerable families in the slum and started upgrading the village of Buru Buru. With donations from friends, family and caring spirits all over the world they have managed to raise a total of € 62,680. The money has been used to integrate music and knowledge into the everyday life of Buru Buru.
YOUR DONATIONS HAVE SUPPORTED:
• Musical education of the children through instruments and hiring of a music teacher.
• Movement and joy for the children of the village with dance facilities and hiring a dance teacher.
• More sports in the children’s village with new football jerseys and soccer boots.
• Extensive renovation as well as furniture and decor for the library.
• Modernization of IT premises as well as IT education for all children in Buru Buru.
The projects helped strengthen the children of Buru Buru. They have been given the space to nurture their creative sides and their desire to learn about things other than what they learn in school. The creative aspect of interaction with knowledge and physical activity allows the children to develop, find confidence and establish friendships across classes and age groups. At the same time, the projects give the children a sense of community and belonging, and a feeling of courage and confidence. A new music room and a lot of instruments have made everyday life fun and made new dreams come to true.
In 2019 multi-building for IT, library, dance and music was consecrated.