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Saturday, 02 March 2019 09:58

A story of an African family

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Visiting poor families from time to time, we appeared in a house where 3 children live all by themselves, without parents. Their mother lives in the village and looks after their elderly grandmother while the children have to live alone in the town to have the opportunity to attend classes at school. The children themselves make food on a fire and bring water from a standpipe. We bought some food, a mattreess, shoes, a school backpack and some toys for them. They were over the moon!
Saturday, 02 March 2019 09:55

How they steal at night and get hired

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It is hard to resist and not to tell you one interesting story that happened to Madame Eunice on a December night. She says: “I sleep light at night so I woke up from an incomprehensible noise in one of the classes. By the sound, it was clear that someone was dragging something. The building was dilapidated and there was nothing to steal. There was only one option – these were the desks that were taken away. They were wooden, and in Kenya, a tree is worth its weight in gold! But what can I, a woman without a weapon, do at night, in pitch darkness? Judging by the silhouette and sound in the dark, it was a man and he tried to steal the desks from our school! " Madame Eunice, a brave woman, began to shout loudly: "Muisi, Muisi!" - on sukhailili this means a thief. The thief left the desk, run away. After a couple of minutes, judging by the fading sound of retreating steps, Madame Younis realized that there was no one at school. She examined the classes with her experienced teacher's eye, counted the desks, they were all in place. Only one was stuck in the aisle and was abandoned, it was from this hollow sound that the watchful Madame Eunice awoke. The thief who tried to steal the desk, ran away and hid in the nearest building under construction next door. 15 minutes later a man came out to find Madame Eunice, in which she recognized her fellow villager living at the other end of the village. And she recognized him as a thief who attempted to commit the theft of the desks. The thief sat out and pretended that he was walking past the school in the middle of the night. The wise Madame Younis smiled and pretended not to know that this particular man was a thief. There was such a conversation between them. “Madam Eunice, I heard a scream that thieves came to you!” You shouted so loudly that I could not pass by! How can I help you? - Yes, thieves came to us and tried to steal our desks! -Really? I always said that you need a night guard! After all, it is not safe to leave wooden desks in the classroom at night! If you do not urgently find the guard, then this case may happen again! So I can just become your night guard and quite inexpensive. Pay me $ 2.5 and at night I will go to classes and look after your desks. - But I don’t have an extra penny for food, where I can find $ 2.5 a day for a guard! But I will ask our white Denis! -Surely do! Madame Eunice ended her story with an exclamation: "Denis! We urgently need a night guard!" I smiled, once again marveling at the mentality of the local population. “How can I hire a security guard to the school of a man who himself tried to steal our school desks! And if the alert principal did not wake up? What would this story end with? 2.5 dollars, for someone it is little money, but for a month a considerable amount is accumulating, and so far we cannot afford such luxury. Therefore, I believe that one day we will complete the construction of our school and it will have both doors and a lock, and no one will ever steal the future from children. After all, a year ago, our children were engaged on the dirt floor. Only thanks to you and your support, we were able to fill the classrooms with school desks together. I hope that these desks will serve many children to gain knowledge in our school!
Monday, 07 May 2018 11:24

Food for children

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When at your table there is a range of products and the fridge is full of different kinds of food we start being hard to please and become gourmands. But when you have nothing of the kind, moreover have no fridge. Your ration consists of what you will be “lucky fo find” – and you will be excited even from the simplest food. If you want to come to us --> instructions for a volunteer If you want to help us to build the school --> https://boomstarter.ru/projects If you want to help us to feed/dress the children or to develop the project --> 1) card of Sberbank of Russia: 4276 1340 0294 3682 2) card of Belarusbank: 4255 1900 5798 6526 valid 08/20 3) money transfer by means of Money Gram or Western Union to the city of Malindi, the country of Kenya addressed to Dzianis Laptseikin
Monday, 07 May 2018 08:34

Meet Maya!

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A few days ago we did a live Instagram broadcast where kids were trying hard to draw their pictures. Today we wanted to get you acquainted with a girl Maya. She grows up without parents. Very persistent and friendly. As our Oleg Novikov said about her: «During these few years I had to work with hundreds of children. Sometimes I meet such diamonds that you can’t help liking. Besides where you don’t expect it. She can put any boy at school in his place, take what she needs, also always well-behaved, very helpful and very scrupulous». She has no tutor, has no chair at school, until the last moment she even didn’t have a mattress, she slept on some rags. What to add when the most of children from poor families live like that? We want to give them an opportunity to get education and get out into the world. If you want to come to us --> instructions for a volunteer If you want to help us to build the school --> https://boomstarter.ru/projects If you want to help us to feed/dress the children or to develop the project --> 1) card of Sberbank of Russia: 4276 1340 0294 3682 2) card of Belarusbank: 4255 1900 5798 6526 valid 08/20 3) money transfer by means of Money Gram or Western Union to the city of Malindi, the country of Kenya addressed to Dzianis Laptseikin
Saturday, 03 February 2018 11:28

Denis tells about the building process

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1) About how we the building process goes and nobody knows about it. Why so? 2) About the price of the issue. Who pays and what is the price? All of you remember our spring intriguing stories about the cutting of blackthorns; about the confrontation with the fiery element; about how, fighting for a piece of bread, we were nearly cut by 350 hired workers; how we led water under the scorching sun and guarded the built fence . Of course, if you missed this opportunity, do not be sad - there is an idea to publish the entire history of our project in the form of a book, but we'll talk about it separately. The wood is cut down - the chips fly! Although there is actually no forest there. Only a couple of dead trees and a solid thorn ... About how one match + strong wind nearly made a trouble ... All survived)))) 500 meters of water supply, about 480 fence posts and many other achievements. Then we stopped writing about our labor therapy and everyone probably thought that we just relaxed))) But there were reasons for this. The pressing question: "What should appear first: School or Volunteer Center?" was on the agenda. At first glance, the answer is obvious - "School". But "Who will deal with it?", "Where and how will the volunteers live?" And "Who will pay for their housing and food?" In practice, I was already convinced that usually volunteers do not have money. They are ready to come and work, but you must provide them with all necessary stuff. And to be honest, Africa is an expensive region for a white tourist. The last push to make a decision for me was meeting with two women from Russia in a Kenyan store. They have been living in this region for 10 years. Their reaction to my story was immediate: "Idiot! You are sick! Who needs your school? Look around and try to find the schools that other naive activists tried to run! Throw this idea out of your head. You need a serious base, which will help you to carry out social work for a long time, " - they reproached me. The unexpected meet with Russian women. They convinced me not to start with the construction of the school otherwise it would not last long. I nearly fell into a depression that day. After all, where will I find money for a volunteer center? Then it was clear that we need to start from the volunteer center. The future base will be a place for people who not indifferent to our aim and who also want to change this world. And it is pointless to hope for the help of others in such construction. Then I made a strong-willed decision to try doing everything on my own. I decided not to advertise this building process in order not to distract the attention of people from the essence of the project itself. I thought the people shouldn't be embarrassed with the charges. Let them help to build the school at least. I counted how much money will the building cost with local builders and naively believed that I could do it. To admit it was a big mistake, since it turns out they do not know how count ... But who knew? Meanwhile, I was so naive and sold the car, scraped all my savings, sold my most valuable things. I did not even regret the aquarium fish ... (( My Gray Citroen was my favorite car. For the sake of the project, I decided to sell my treasure. We do not have sponsors. When Oleg sold it and sent me this picture, I even shed a few tears. The stories about people giving their cars to others has always been incredible for me until I did the same thing. So, I became such a giver as a result. Now Denis is dog-poor. Now my hope is in God only. The other part of the loan was borrowed. Of course, it happened not without relatives, and especially I'm grateful to my mother, which is donating me for this project all the time. She is a dentist for more than 30 years. Now she works in the dental center "Raffa", which supports our project very much. The dental center "Raffa", which means "God healer", is located in the city of Minsk and already more than several tens of thousands of people have received both physical and mental healing there. After all, when you can smile again and your smile has become really beautiful - everything is changing around. The site of stomatology http://stomatologi.by Of course, it's difficult for me to ask my mother for money for an African project, but knowing that it's not for myself calms me down. So everyone who was "Raffa"s patient remember that you already automatically helped us! I also want to thank all my close friends who financed this construction, everyone who learned about it and did not remain indifferent. So we came to two construction projects: 1) "School", which we now collect money online. Follow the link and help us building it: https://boomstarter.ru/projects 2) "Volunteer Center", where the construction work is currently underway. I will start writing about this one all these days and catch up. I think, there will be enough news for a start...))) If you read up to this point YOU HEROES !!!
Saturday, 20 January 2018 11:37

NEW CLOTHES FOR OUR AFRICAN KIDS!:)

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NEW CLOTHES FOR OUR AFRICAN KIDS!:) Nastya's friend presented T-shirts to the children! ??? And Nastya herself now also has new clothes! ? Sometimes you run about so much that you even take no notice whether you ate, slept and what you got dressed in... So, when the director of our school, Eunice, saw Nastya's new dress, she said: "It's beautiful! That's good, 'cause there were the same clothes on you every day!)" And everyone laughed ??? It has already become customary for us to buy a new dress when we get the salary, getting up in the morning and going to the wardrobe, we often do not know what to wear ... Fiends, you know, children in Africa do not ask this question. Do you think they just know how to make a fast choice? Unfortunately, they simply do not have anything to choose from ... So their choice is made very quickly ... We hang a new thing in the closet and in a week or a couple of months, we can forget about it. Here, in Malindi, a new T-shirt can be worn all over the year and a kid, wearing it, is so happy and grateful for it, as for the best gift! Our kids teach us to appreciate what we have and to be grateful for everything! ??? So, congratulate us with new dresses and, please, appreciate what you have) Be so happy, as we are happy now! :)
Monday, 08 January 2018 09:31

Thanks to all for a holiday!

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For someone it's Christmas, for others it's a plate with food! THANKS to ALL who participated in the organization of this wonderful day. Thanks to those who help us to feed our kids and to make their life a little merrier! Thank you for supporting us at difficult moments! Let all your wishes and dreams come true!!! We wish you to spend every day with an atmosphere of a holiday, with the shining of hot African sun, blooming flowers, let your thoughts be filled with a colourful palette of colours! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! If you want to come to us --> instructions for a volunteer If you want to help us to build the school --> https://boomstarter.ru/projects If you want to help us to feed/dress the children or to develop the project --> 1) card of Sberbank of Russia: 4276 1340 0294 3682 2) card of Belarusbank: 4255 1900 5798 6526 valid 08/20 3) money transfer by means of Money Gram or Western Union to the city of Malindi, the country of Kenya addressed to Dzianis Laptseikin

The playground is very poorly equipped, but no one complains .

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