lunedì 17 settembre 2012

Othiambo goes back to Germany

We wish all the best to Othiambo who is flying back home today, after 5 months of humble and dedicated service in Chaaria.
He has been working mainly with our boys in the Centre for disabled, but he has assisted us in physiotherapy as well, above all when we were much in need due to lack of staff.
Our boys have greatly loved Othiambo for his kindness, his patience and his very somber character: they have never seen him high temper and they have always got what they were asking from him.
For Othiambo Chaaria has been a positive experience of life, in which he has experienced the fact that we are very lucky in life, because we have health, sound mind and freedom to do whatever we want: living with the disabled has taught him that, when we are healthy and financially stable, we have no right to complain. He has learned a lot from the boys, who are able to be happy in spite of their situations.
Complaining about everything is a very common attitude of so many people, and Othiambo admits that the experience with the boys has helped him overcome such a habit very much.
Chaaria has also been an experience helping him overcome his shyness: when he came he was extremely shy and quiet, but the life in common with so many volunteers from different countries has opened him up and has made him more talkative and smiling.
Othiambo will join the school of Medicine back in Germany, and we are sure that Chaaria has given him some good human preparation to it.
We ask him to be our ambassador in Germany, and to invite doctors and other volunteers to come to Chaaria and to cooperate with us.
We thank Othiambo for his nice words of encouragement and appreciation about the work we do for the people of our surroundings, and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors.
We hope to see him again in Chaaria, because we have appreciated him very much. Even Tofi will miss him greatly.
Today we have escorted him only up to Meru, because, according to his very somber character, he never wanted to disturb: he has gone to Nairobi by matatu, and to the airport by taxi.
All the best, dear Othiambo: greet your mother, whom we have met here in Chaaria, and your brother Martin who has been our volunteer before you.
Safe journey to Germany.
Bro Beppe

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Chaaria è un sogno da realizzare giorno per giorno.

Un luogo in cui vorrei che tutti i poveri e gli ammalati venissero accolti e curati.

Vorrei poter fare di più per questa gente, che non ha nulla e soffre per malattie facilmente curabili, se solo ci fossero i mezzi.

Vorrei smetterla di dire “vai altrove, perché non possiamo curarti”.

Anche perché andare altrove, qui, vuol dire aggiungere altra fatica, altro sudore, altro dolore, per uomini, donne e bambini che hanno già camminato per giorni interi.

E poi, andare dove?

Gli ospedali pubblici hanno poche medicine, quelli privati sono troppo costosi.

Ecco perché penso, ostinatamente, che il nostro ospedale sia un segno di speranza per questa gente. Non ci sarà tutto, ma facciamo il possibile. Anzi, l’impossibile.

Quello che mi muove, che ci muove, è la carità verso l’altro, verso tutti. Nessuno escluso.

Gesù ci ha detto di essere presenti nel più piccolo e nel più diseredato.

Questo è quello che facciamo, ogni giorno.

Fratel Beppe Gaido

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