At the end of May 2023, a team from Menschenfreude e.V. loads a van for the two Romanian slums visited the previous fall: Patarat, a slum on the outskirts of the big city of Cluj, and Tinca, an already more developed neighborhood near Oradea in the west of the country. On board: solar panels plus technical equipment for installation and a ride-on lawn mower.
Menschenfreude e.V. has been active for schools in Ethiopia since 2021. In November 2022, I had the opportunity to travel with them to the country before leaving for Madagascar. This is my travel report. I am Joost, 21 years old, from the Netherlands.
In September, a team from Menschenfreude e.V. was on the road in Romania. Reason for the trip: On the initiative of Elka and Matthias Straub, who have already supported us in several Ukraine transports, a meeting with the Romanian “People to People Foundation” was organized. Among other things, People to People is involved in the cities of Cluj and Oradea for infrastructural facilities in slums, for the creation of educational opportunities and against human trafficking. Initial opportunities for joint projects were explored. Besides Elka and Matthias, Jürgen Perteck as well as Jan and Kathrin Anderseck were there.
And once again our Menschenfreude chairman Jürgen Perteck has gathered a team around him, consisting of Kerstin Schley, Oliver Drathen and our expert for technology and drinking water: Axel Müller. The destination is Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia….