I am launching this donation to support an art projet of my friend Chaka, whom I met in 2012 at "Choucha", a refugee camp in Tunisia.
Chaka had no other option than entering the refugee camp after fleeing the war in Libya. Eversince 2011 he has been living in Tunisia while awaiting a response from UNHCR pertaining to acknowledgment of his status as a refugee.
Everyone in the camp loves Chaka. Besides his warm personality, he has a talented hands: he creates sculptures from stones which he either sells or offers to someone who might need it. I always keep a pretty handmade necklace that Chaka gave me, it has the shape of a guitar.
PHOTO: CHOUCHA CAMP 2014
Today Chaka is still in Tunisia with a few other refugees who are waiting for a solution. These refugees have suffered severely for years, because their life is on hold, they cannot do anything but await the response of the authorities. They are living in an open prison!!! The Tunisian government does not provide an installation program for them and thus far Europe has not taken any concern to the lives of these refugees. Can you imagine how hopeless this situation is?
I met Chaka again since I have been home from Germany and we talked. He told me that he wants to continue making sculptures and he would like to share his talent with young Tunisians through workshops. All Chaka needs to get started, is some equipment. Will you consider helping Chaka to launch his pretty project?
PHOTO : CHAKA
PHOTOS : CHAKAS SCULPTURE
My dear friends, how can you help? It's easy:
- You can contact Chaka and say a nice words to support him
- Participate in this donation
- Buy some necklace-shaped sculptures from Chaka
- Share the link of donation with your family and friends
Peace and Love
Here I write you the contact of Chaka:
Phone: +216 56 115 088