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Farming God’s way

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Eye For Others is busy setting up an agricultural education program. On the other site of the community center there’s a large piece of land of approximately 10 hectares. A barn is built on this piece of ground and a house is made habitable. Two people are going to live in the house to ensure the security of the agricultural area. In addition, a small shop is being built where clothing and vegetables are sold.
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A meal for our friends.

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The roles were reversed once: normally the staff of the Court Classique suite hotel serves the people of Eye For Others. This night it was different. The Dutch have prepared a typical Dutch meal for the hotel staff to say thanks. It took us quite some effort to explain what typical Dutch stew and meatball was, but our African friends loved the food. We hope to be able to work together a lot in the future.
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Stage in Zuid-Afrika: Unieke ervaring…

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Eye For Others faciliteert een aantal stageplekken in Zuid Afrika. Een initiatief van Ton van de Smit, projectleider van Eye For Others, is om een weekend te organiseren waarbij jongeren uit de gemeenschap van Ritchie in contact komen met stagiaires uit Nederland. Het weekend staat bol van sport, spel, theater en muziek, maar het meest unieke is dat de studenten in stilte met elkaar moeten praten van hart tot hart en naar elkaar moeten luisteren. Wat er dan ontstaat tussen jongeren uit verschillende landen en culturen is met geen pen te beschrijven. Grenzen vervagen, vriendschappen voor het leven. Touch People, touch hearts is niet voor niets ons motto. Dit kan je nooit op school leren, maar moet je ervaren.
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How SBRM students fulfill a meaningful project.

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After two years of working and exploring together we finally have closure. We (Eye for Others) and Saxion Colleges in Enschede, Deventer and Apeldoorn entered into a formal cooperation. For at least six years students of all twenty Saxion academies can complete their internships, minors and graduation assignments taking part in our Ritchie project. The entire project will be governed by two guiding principles, the lectureship of Saxions Pride and Eye for Others’ Circular Development Reinforcement. Below, an email is displayed where Jeroen and Marloes, coordinators employed at Saxion, share their sentiments with us after their first-hand experiences with our project and the students currently operating there.
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Mandela Day with De Beers

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“De Beers” located in Kimberley is the largest diamond miner in the world. Three years ago, Ton van de Smit project leader of Eye For Others began contacting De Beers to see if they want to connect with us. . Today on Mandela Day might be the start of collaboration. De Beers came with a group of motivated people to the project to play with children, paint and share food. Actually, they made a big party as seen in the video and the images. Contacts have been established. Next week, Ton has an appointment to see if we can do more together in the future. To be continued…
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Finally on the way to South Africa

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Bike for Others collected money for Eye for Others

A major cycling tour was the highlight of a fundraiser that allowed five young women from Kampen to travel to South Africa. For Eye for Others, they want to travel to the Northern Cape to help the local people in the poor village of Ritchie. This is a fulfillment of a long cherished wish.
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Training weekend is going on right now.

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‘Back to basics’ was the sentiment when we walked in the camp. No telephone, no electricity, no gas and barely any running water. Gather some wood, start a campfire and cook on it. It didn’t spoil the fun though. We had a nice meal in the evening and after that, the group enthusiastically started the training weekend. See the first video below.
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