Friday, April 29, 2011

Is this the start???

Of something new?

A new government without enemies?

A new country heading to re-grow it's economy?

A different life for the children?

I don't know.

But it feels like Ivoirians are 'free', I wish that it's all true, but it's early days yet

With the death of 'IB' yesterday, maybe this growth will happen, the children will see some sort of stability, maybe we can get C.R.E.E.R fundraising motoring - who knows?!

Sisters, brothers, YAKO - we're not the same but we have to unite in this new world that is Cote d'Ivoire; I'm not Ivoirian but to see the country stabilize & grow would make me very proud!

Tomorrow is 'the royal wedding' which makes me mad that the world press will be there but yet so few made it to report on the conflict with the exception of AlJazeera & BBC ... all those that did make it to Cote d'Ivoire during the conflict should be proud to have shown the reality.

I heard today that the genocide was very real, people found cast in concrete whilst they were alive ... it's all shocking but I hope that they will live very long lives to pay for this!

A final word in French from an Ivoirian friend involved in C.R.E.E.R

Ouf enfin la guerre est finie en CI, et le travail pour la cohésion sociale est aussi en train de se faire. La paix est de retour en côte d'ivoire , on peut l'affirmer sans faux fuyant . D'ici quelques temps on ne parlera plus de conflit , le pays pourra donc se lancer dans sa phase de développement économique. Mais les nombreuses victimes de ces conflits ont été les enfants qui n'ont pratiquement plus de repères parce qu'ils ont plus de parents et sont donc exposés à tous les vices de la vie . C.R.E.E.R veut offrir à ces enfants un nouvel espoir à un avenir meilleur en leur apprenant un métier à partir d'une formation et aussi assurer la prise en charge psycho-éducative de ces enfants . 

Yako mes amis!

1 comment:

Bing said...

Hello, I saw your post on the Lonely Planet forum and wish to ask you some questions about West Africa. I have travelled to Ghana to volunteer last summer and am returning this summer. I'll have a month after being in Ghana to travel around West Africa and due to the recent situation there I wish to travel to the Ivory Coast to try and document what has happened, also I used to be a military medic and could possibly help at a clinic if health workers are still in short supply. However, I understand that it is dangerous even for professional journalists there and I am only an amateur photographer, I really wish to go but my biggest worry is not being issued the visa due to the recent dangers. I have my application all in order right now ready to mail out but just read about how an invitation letter could be very helpful. In case my mail in application falls through and I need to apply again in Accra do you have any information on how I can obtain an invitation letter? I need to make some contacts in Ivory coast. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge on your blog!