In 2011, I travelled to Tanzania where I worked together with my close friend and colleague, Christopher Kala, who, at the age of 21, founded a centre for street children and women at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Raised in a small mud-hut by a single mother in Kenya, Christopher moved to Tanzania as a volunteer and teacher, vowing to devote his life to caring for disadvantaged youth like himself. Within a short time, The Children of Africa Centre was born in Sadala, and Christopher soon housed 7 or 8 children. Since this time, the centre has expanded and he now supports 31 children on his own, as well as a group of 14 women in the community.
Christopher’s inspirational efforts are what make him one of my greatest role models and teachers. With this in mind, for every mindfulness meditation workshop or group training that I host, I will donate a portion of the proceeds to help support the children and women of Sadala. All funds, with the exception of a small international transfer fee, will go directly to The Children of Africa Centre, helping to cover the expense of shelter, food, clean drinking water, school fees, medicine, renewable energy, and small business start-ups.
Please contact me if you would like to learn more about the project or to make a small donation.
“In working towards self-actualization in the western world, we can support the basic needs of those living in developing countries around the globe.”