Ashley Peatfield blogs on his latest trip to Funzi

“Its getting dark here and the hornbills are calling out as they go to roost and the monkeys are high up in the trees round the house chattering. The bush babies are just coming to life and shreaking .

I have been to look at Bodo school before coming to Funzi. Demolition is already underway on a major scale.with hardly anything left untouched . I must get pictures tomorrow or it will be too late and the old school will have completely disappeared. . Tomorrow is a public holiday as they are voting on a new constitution.Bodo school is meant to be a polling booth – but how it can be in that state I do not know. Anyway it’s good to see such a positive start and to see so many villagers employed in the work. It will all boost the local economy and feed some hungry mouths, thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen. Never doubt that what you do has a real and direct impact on the lives of people here. The impact will be even greater and long lasting when that school is built and children can get a proper education. It s all part of our plan to break the cycle of poverty.”

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About funzibodo

The Funzi and Bodo Trust (FAB) exist to try and change things for the better. Working with local people we are creating the conditions for a better environment where people can reach their true potential and where at least the basics of life are available affording a decent quality of life for all.
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