by Jan Dirk Schouten
In this sixth newsletter we will inform you about the developments of Diwa's Brick Kiln Workers Education Project as well as our donor and awareness activities in The Netherlands.
This year is dedicated to improving the existing schools for the brick kiln workers and building four class rooms as well as toilets. Some schools are no more than a stable that once sheltered cows. Often these schools are too small, so that only a limited number of children can attend school, whereas many more children would also want to go. By improving the schools and by increasing their capacity, we hope we can add to the durability of the schools, so that eventually they can function more independently.
Again we do this in cooperation with "Wilde Ganzen". "Wilde Ganzen" supports small initiatives in development with their expertise. For every Euro donated to the project, "Wilde Ganzen" adds 30 cents.
In their "project of the week" for a whole week "Wilde Ganzen" will pay attention to the Brick Kiln Workers Project on television! Broadcast is planned on Saturday 24 August, Ned 2 around 11:29 a.m.; repeated on Sunday 25 August, Ned 2, around 11:59 a.m.
One of the travellers who, together with travel agency Avanta, visited Pakistan (see our previous newsletter), appears to have special filming and editing capabilities. She made a film that was shown on a special Diwa film evening on 23 May 2013 in Rijssen. You can read more about this in the story by Margreet Oberink.
Last month our council member Shahlla visited her family and the Brick Kiln Workers Project in a tense Pakistan. Her story can be read below in "Visit report Pakistan — April 2013".
In "Faces behind Diwa" Arno Louws introduces himself. Arno is responsible for our sponsor policy. Because of his work in Africa, he is experienced in the field of development aid.
Do not forget to read our agenda with all our upcoming exciting and nice activities!