A year ago, I've spent 6 months in a sub-saharan country in Western Africa. There, in the town of Kougougou, I've worked with group of young orphans aged 16 to 23 years of age, infected or affected by the AIDS epidemic. My goal was to help them create a community supported work co-operative that would enable them to collectivily to take charge of their lifes. The co-op has shown to be a great source of hope and of empowerment.
This experience has had a profound effect on me. I am gratefull to have been reminded, in a real way, that we are all brothers and sisters.
I take this opportunity to offer you glimpses of the simple everyday magic that I have encountered and brought back within me.