Welcome to Giraffe
We’re an educational charity, and when we started out ten years ago, we rather reasonably assumed that we would be most use providing educational resources to local schools. Well, that did come, but not until some time later – after we realised that kids who haven’t eaten for days, or who had slept on a road, needed much before they could begin to learn.
There are strata of poverty in the slums. You never see the poorest – they’ve already given up, trapped in an awful existence – shattered by abuse, disease or the thousand poisons of the deep slums.
It’s a salient lesson. You can’t fix the world, but it doesn’t matter. Whatever you can manage is enough. And despite everything, we have managed to build a school in a slum, sponsoring more than a thousand children on the way.