As a part of my integration, I met Mike and Phelly from Democratic Republic of the Congo in DZALEKA refugee camp. I introduced myself and what CorpsAfrica is all about. We discussed how the DZALEKA communities can take part in developing themselves through acquisition of knowledge. Mike and Phelly introduced me to their organization that also works in DZALEKA camp called Apoyando El Futuro (APO-FU), meaning “Support the Future.” APO-FU also has two volunteers, one from Brazil named Clarista and the other from Costa Rica named Javier.
Currently I am helping APO-FU with an infrastructure project to build a school. Javier and Clarista showed me the land that was bought to be used for building the school and volunteers from the refugee camp have started to clear the land. When the land is cleared the building will be built, as well as the construction of a vegetable garden that will feed the students.
I am enjoying working with this organization because they have a noble cause!