Dear volunteers, dear members and dear friends of GAM asbl,
At this time of the year we would like to thank you for all the attention you have given to our activities in support of GAM's work with the most disadvantaged.
The Samburu women, the population of Kounahiri and the communities of Lodoung'okwe have been the happy beneficiaries of your generosity, thanks to which their future will be more worthy.
It is true that the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine has affected our lives. Nevertheless, GAM has been able to count on your unfailing support.
The year 2023 is before us with a great challenge to face together. For the first time in 15 years we will support a project in Asia, in Kampong CHhnang, Cambodia. In this case it is a literacy programme in rural areas for out-of-school children, between 3 and 15 years old.
One of the priorities of GAM asbl is the sustainability of its projects and the application of measures to protect and respect the environment. This is why in 2023, among the five projects planned, the reforestation with indigenous species in Cotagaita, Bolivia, is so important to us.
After the completion of a three-year literacy programme, we continue to support the empowerment and specialised training of Samburu women in Kenya, this time in small-scale economic management.
A kind of "Pain Quotidien" would be created in the middle of the Samburu desert by the creation of a bakery in Tuum, run by Turkana women; a novelty in the region.
The last but not least project will be developed in Viana, Angola. This is a training programme in social communication for young community leaders.
Let us take up the challenge together!
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023.
Amilcar Ferro B.
President of GAM asbl
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