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Mokicco December 2019

Dear friends,

I write this last newsletter of this year 2019 on the same day that 13 students graduate in our industrial school. Each student received a sewing machine (photo 1) and an amount to start with. The graduation took place in our center in Marangu mtoni.

The graduation was part of a seminar for our parents in our 26 families. We meet every year to get to know them better and learn the purpose of MOKICCO. On the pictures you can see some of the parents who participated in this seminar. At the end of 2019 we can summarize that a lot of work has been done, but also that we have received more help than in previous years. In fact, we have spent more money on spending than we have on income – 26 families, 20 homes, 13 students in our industrial school, a kindergarten, and through our mission fund seven sponsored evangelists, two bookstores, and about 50 people who have received help for microprojects . And all without begging for one shilling. God is faithful and the donors are faithful! And the work is still ongoing.

Next year we will help this poor family (see photo) with a new house – that will be the start of the new year.

We thank you for this year and look forward to next year.

Carl-Erik

Branko

Building started at Kituo

Today the construction of the boys’ dressing room at Kituo Cha Baba Oreste started. The construction of this dressing room is funded by our foundation so that the boys can also change clothes with dignity after showering.

Listen to the enthusiastic children.

Branko

FuckUp Night The Hague

Enclosed an impression of a 27-minute film of the event on November 19th, 2019. During FuckUp Night you have the opportunity to tell your story about your own fuckup. Nicole has told about our first experiences in Tanzania, it personally cost us  quite some money, but from which our foundation was ultimately born.

 

Branko

Mokicco November 2019

May I introduce to You Maria?
She is a historical person in the work of MOKICCO. She is an orphan from Kibosho on the western slopes of Kilimanjaro. Her mother was infected by HIV, so little Mary also was born with that disease. The mother died and where her biological father is nobody knows. So she was raised in one of our two family homes in Kibosho since she was a small child.
Now she is 20 years old and some weeks ago she started to work in our bookshop in Marangu. So – she is the first of our 140 children in our 26 families who also has got a job in the MOKICCO work! We hope that she will be the first in a long line of such children, working in MOKICCO.

Let us add to that that we now also have our first MOKICCO child at a Bible school. That is Hezekiah. He has a mother but no father and was raised in the family home in Marangu for many years. Now he is back to live with his mother in Arusha but from last month studying music at the Bible school Mwika, where my wife Overa and I also teach.His dream is to become a good musician in a Church.

From this last month let me also mention that we have had one journalist and a photographer from Sweden to write articles about our work in four different newspapers and magazines in Sweden. Two of them are already published with good response.
Sometimes I come upon me thinking and thanking – how good God is! If people really knew the blessings and benefits of walking with him, everybody would do it! But, unfortunately, a black power has blinded their eyes so they can’t see – but also people get their eyes opened and then they see and the emptiness of their lives is filled and their eyes begin to shine!

Groet, Carl-Erik

Branko

Girls dressing room painted

The girl’s dressing room that was built at Kituo Cha Baba Oreste was painted by a number of volunteers last week. Look below for the result how beautiful it has become. On the last photo you can see the view through to the showers that now have a dressing area.

Branko

ANBI status granted

 

Just received a message from the Dutch tax authorities that the ANBI status has been granted to the Yourright Foundation from 11 September 2019.

The Dutch Tax Authorities regard Yourright Foundation as a public benefit organization (ANBI).

Donating money to the foundation is therefore not only fiscally beneficial for donors, but also for the foundation itself. Donations are tax deductible (for Dutch tax-payers) under this scheme and the Yourright Foundation does not have to pay a gift tax. This increases the effectiveness of the donations.

Branko

What’s your dream?

ABN AMRO Bank’s  campaign “Vooruitbankieren” asked: what are your dreams and how you will achieve them financially. It’s great that Branko has been given the opportunity to tell our dream.
The video is on the bank’s internal channel and unfortunately cannot be shared.
Below an impression of the video.

In this way, almost 20,000 colleagues are introduced to Yourright Foundation.

Branko