07 December 2020

Music by Joris Vanvinckenroye, composer and double bass player, certainly to be discovered at Basta, Flairck or Troissoeur. Recording and production by Lieven Bauwens

Lieven Bauwens, president of Child-Help Belgium, and Chris Gates, founder and CEO of Mainsprings, discuss the collaboration between Child-Help and Mainsprings in Kitongo, Tanzania. Serving a marginalised target group leads to a holistic approach following permaculture principles.

Mainsprings believes no child should have to grow up in extreme poverty. That’s why we take a holistic approach to change in East Africa by providing refuge for abused and abandoned girls, quality primary and secondary education, access to rural healthcare, and economic opportunity through permaculture.

Child-Help vzw wants to improve the quality of live of children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in developing countries by early detection and holistic care so they can grow up as equal. To that purpose, Child-Help collaborates with partners in the South and build on the capacities and initiatives of parents and local health care workers. 

The recommendations mentioned in the conversation are a lecture by Gabe Brown, Mark Shepard's books: Restoration Agriculture and Water for any Farm, the documentaries Kiss the Ground and Uganda's Miracle Babies.

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