I’m finally here, in Dominican Republic. Invited by my friend Ebba Lövenskiöld founder of Together for better TFB.
(Jag skriver det här inlägget på engelska då vi når även andra länder )
For three days we will be filming from the schools TFB has built. To see the work they have done, meet the kids and teachers, and also see what else we can do to make life better for the kids in the area.
It’s small kids from 4-5 years old up to 8-9.
The teacher Johanna is a woman with a huge heart. She basically work there for free. Some of the kids family’s can’t afford to have kids in school but she brings them in anyhow and that is why she don’t have any salary. Kids first.
Four years ago Juhanny found a little for year old girl, Emy, on a field. She was naked and to older boys was there with her. She brought her home and it turned out that her mother had thrown her out on the street basically so she Emy and now she still living with her and she goes to school.
Ebba has become really close with them both (Emy and Ebba below)
After being with the kids for an hour we walked along the road
to visit 3 orphans who lost their mother 3 years ago. She was killed by their father and now they stay with their grand mother. She doesn’t have a job so she can’t really afford to pay clothes and school for the kids. They were told that the kids was often hungry during the day.
The older man that use to support the family is now ill and can’t no longer work. He smiled when my flip flop fit his feet that I brought with me for our give away bag. He put them on at once. But what really touch my heart was how the boys crawled up to next to him. And he was holding them closed to him.
Ashley from Canada and Helena from New York. Friends of Ebba from before.
The kids are truly amazing and the teacher magical.
So I go to bed tonight with some knowledge, touch by the people I met and I got som new friends wonderful friends in the girls I’m here with. I have a strong belief that we all can make a difference if we go together. I’m extremely impressed by the work Ebba has done and her passion for helping the kids, their families and teachers.
It’s wonderful to see help that people around world gives to TFB reaches to the peaple it is donated for.
Tomorrow we will visit another school and hand out school equipment Henrik Lundqvist foundation supported with.
So thank you the best team. So glad I share this experience with you. You are extremely professional och wonderful people to bee around.