FOW TOUCHING LIVES EVENT
A FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORTING SCHOOLS IN MURIRA-BURUNDI
Education is a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT , but for some it is an experience of uncertainties and constantly living in doubt of their dreams becoming a reality.
society has transitioned to a level where education has become a daily necessity which possess the key to understanding our society and the things happening around us, thus the need for all humans to acquire a basic education in other to live in the full force of the constant changes that our world experience. Those who are privileged to live in a society where basic education is seen as a right for all it members are lucky to be impacted with knowledge that may shape an individual’s dream and nurture them to understanding their full potentials and how to utilising it to be of an advantage to themselves and others.
Murira: a village in Burundi,constitute of members of a pygmy group known as the “BATWA” who lives in a very deteriorating conditions, has about 400 inhabitants. for some unknown reasons this pygmy group have limited access to the basic human rights due onto citizens of Burundi. Thy have little or no access to clean water, health ,education and lives in a poor and dangerous housing.
The inhabitant in this community are potters who makes a living from moulding pots for sale. Though the people of Murira have limited access to societal facilities, through their challenges and constant striving for a better community, have been able to build few schools which are self taught by some of their members who were opportune to go to the big city in Burundi to acquire an education. It is the believe of the Murira community that to be able to build a better generations then there is a need o promote education in their community to impacting their children and youth with the knowledge that will project change to breaking the cycle of a voiceless community striving to be heard.
Sadly for Murira the conditions in which their children are taught in their schools are not motivational for the child to want to keep going to school. Because of the lack of stools and tables students sits’ on the floor to study and the lack of school materials makes it difficult for the teacher to effectively teach the students thereby promoting school drop-outs’ and challenging the community’s quest to raising an educated generation that will no longer live in the nightmare of their limitations.
It is important for us as humans to join hands with this group who are doing all they can to creating a better community for their generation and the next generation to come, at “Face of winter Netherlands” we believe that the fact that we all can be identified as humans put a responsibility on us to look out for each other regardless of where (Country) we may come from as “Humanity” connects us to each other irrespective of race , creed or political affiliations. Coming April 14th the “Face of winter Netherlands” Team is organising a fundraiser event dubbed “Touching Lives” aimed at raising funds to supporting school projects in the Murira community of the ‘BATWA”. This event will showcase different cultural delicacies as well as clothing from up and coming fashion designers. There will be other entertaining activities and our current Ambassadors will be there to talk about their charities. If you are reading and you are interested in coming to this event reserve your seat here. Entrance is free so come with a friend to joining us on our quest to touching lives.