Mixed feelings of enthusiasm and fear prevailed the team of WE AfriHug, while it was ready to travel to Western Sahara. After ending the activities in Ghana, the team headed to Madrid for joining the Sahara Marathon Delegation.
WE AfriHug continued moving in Western Africa. Not far from Togo, the next destination was Ghana. After traveling through the busy and messy border of Aflao to Accra, the members spent one night there and the next day they traveled with the tro-tro to the rural community of Kpando.
After a long journey from the East to the West of Africa, after passing from four countries in 24 hours, and one night in Accra, finally on the 6th of February WE AfriHug team arrived to the next destination of the project: the capital Togo, Lomé.
Once back in Wakiso after the camp in the village of Monde, WE AfriHug team started preparing the next seminar at Kyambogo University on the 30th and 31st of January.
After the experience in Kisumu, WE AfriHug team went on with the project and continued its path in Eastern Africa, moving to Uganda. In Wakiso, they were hosted by Father Antonios of Monde, the inspirational priest, who has been devoting his life in empowering local communities in Uganda. Our next activity: 3-day 21st Century Life Skills Camp.
Following the visit to Kenyatta University in Nairobi, WE AfriHug team moved to Kisumu, the third largest Kenyan city.
In partnership with the local NGO Resource Hub for Development – RHD, the team had the chance to interact with the students of Nyamasaria Secondary School, in order to implement the 21st Century Skills Training Seminar to empower local youth.
After the first meeting in Tanzania, WE AfriHug team headed to Kenya, in Nairobi with the aim to conduct the second Training Seminar at Kenyatta University.
WE AfriHug team landed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 31st of December.
The ambassador of WE AfriHug in Tanzania, Stephen Ntinginya Choi, welcomed and hosted the team. After a lot of online meetings and discussions, it was now time for Stephen to interact with the team and for the team to get integrated into the dialy life of Dar Es Salaam before the training seminar at UDSM.
Few months ago, a bunch of people decided that dreaming big was not enough.
They decided to take an initiative and join forces, combine their skills, strengths and different fields of knowledge, in order to co-create something dynamic that could empower people. This is how WE AfriHug started.