Each year in Nouakchott, the “Maison du Quartier” organises a summer camp for 3 weeks. This year’s theme was: “The Earth is for all… be happy! “. This camp aims to help children improve their knowledge by doing several activities with them. This year, we were lucky enough to experience this event because in previous years, it had been cancelled due to Covid 19.
The “Maison du Quartier” committee, in collaboration with our community, organised activities that could help these children. There were volunteers who offered to give the children various activities such as: embroidery, crochet, computers, decorating bottles, singing and patchwork. Everyone contributed where they could.
We welcomed about thirty children and we put them in groups so that they could participate in all the activities in turn. Through these activities, we taught the children to save nature by recovering and using everything that had to be thrown away, such as empty bottles, small fabrics left over from the designer, paper and cardboard that had to be burned…
Sr. Marie Ange, in collaboration with the community made with some young people, “the miraculous ointment” made from leaves and shea butter. With the help of Sr. Mia and our gardener Bernard, we invited a few children and young people in our community to teach them on the spot how to make compost as part of environmental care. They were able to watch a video on climate change and the degradation of nature. Each child went home with a plant, to plant it at home. Thursday the 25/08, it was the end of the activities, the children shared a snack. It was a joy to see what the children were able to craft.
Community of MSOLA in Nouakchott (Mauritania)