What we do.
In the summer of 2015 Michael Kragl, Verena Prinz and Heinz Wegerer travelled to Kenya (Mosoriot, Kamobo) to explore the culture in that part of the world. Mosoriot and Kamobo are not what one would call a typical tourist destination, as this part of the country has been shaped by catastrophic conditions. Famine, bad hygienic conditions, single mothers with young children in loam houses and bad education are just some of the daily struggles people have to face. The opportunity for them to visit this part of the country was made possible through a friend, whose wife grew up in Kamobo.
On site in Kamobo they met Edward Kitur. The Kenyan native had shorty before founded a small school, together with some of the parents from the neighborhood. The classes were held inside a small loam house, which was build out of the parents’ need to enable quality education for their children. Other educational institutions in Kenya are often too expensive or only provide a poor learning environment.
Back in Austria, the three decided to establish an organization to help the people in Kamobo improve their situation.
The organization has since been run by the three founders and one further voluntary member, Leonie Ernst. Further the team is assisted by Phelly Teufel, said friend that first enabled the connection to Kamobo.
All the Projects are run following these four principle guidelines:
- We respect and encourage the locally given conditions.
- We value the use of local products and resources.
- We fill positions at our projects solely with local staff.
- Our focus lies in improving the quality for many instead of providing excellence for only a few.