Hopes during corona time
16. December 2020
is not something new to say that Covid-19 crisis brought new challenges
for everyone. Families, friendships, relationships and even
organizations had a 360-degree swivel changing our way of thinking,
living and acting.
At our office in Berlin, we got used to the idea that
plans can switch easily from one day to another. Nonetheless, we also
learned how to deal with unexpected situations and how to adapt our
plans to the current unsteadiness situation.
during these times, people still need our help. Complying with the necessary restrictions, our projects in
Germany and Cameroon have to keep going. Our team has clung to motivation with your
support, we have reached small goals that together, build our 2020. An
achievement that, same as many of you, shows us how strong we could be
even during difficult situations.
Champions, one of our best-known projects in Germany, continued after
the first lockdown when schools were open again. We had to wear masks
during the activities, but then we understood how it is not a barrier to
open a conversation about fast fashion and fair trade. Actually, the
situation encouraged us to start with the digitalization of some
activities. For the first block, we created a digital memory game, and
for the second block, our team worked in an interactive map
on which the
children and even adults can find Fair Trade interesting points in
the second lockdown, unfortunately, our office in Berlin had to close
because one of our interns got covid-19. We all had to deal with
home-office, but we were sure that it wouldn't stop us. Our team created
the Christmas campaign where we began something special for Malaria
Free Cameroon, Rising Education and Shoe Aid Project. Our team of Shoe Aid Project is selling our special HopeMasks and the revenues go directly to pay the transportation of the shoes
to Cameroon. You can find these campaigns in a creative advent calendar presentation on our Instagram account.
2020 was challenging, full of emotions and surprises. One fact is sure;
it was not an easy year for anyone, we all had our own challenges, but
this year also taught us a lot about what is really important in our
lives, and how necessary is caring and empathy with others. Those are
learnings that we will never forget.
Last but not least, we want to
encourage you to see the positive points of this year and be thankful
for it. As an NGO, we will always appreciate your support and donations
to continue with our social mission, and if it is the first time you
hear about us, we invite you to inform yourself about how you can give
us a hand in our "Support Us" section.
(Zuadi Pinto Toloza)