It takes a village

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“Merci mingi” (thanks so much) to all the wonderful people who gave a helping hand to Congo via HandUp Congo and Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) community. Our team of 4 Australian community development volunteers returned to Sydney on March 16 with lots of stories and photos to share about our energizing and productive trip. If you would like to receive a full report of the journey and the many projects that are under discussion with our Congolese colleagues, please email handupcongo@gmail.com.

For now, please join us in saluting all those who assisted us with our Congo initiatives in March 2014:

In ABC order, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to each of you! (If we have overlooked your name, please let us know and forgive us…we still have jet lag!):

Bias Boating Warehouse, Birthing Kit Foundation of Australia, Mandy Brent-Houghton, Betsy Brill, Roslyn Burge, Gloria Buttsworth, Congregational Retirement Village, Jane Cowley, Days for Girls, Danielle Edwards, Football Federation of Australia, Alison Friend, Anne Fouché, Helle Marckmann, Hunters Hill Pharmacy, Kiran Hutchinson, Phill Isaacs, Linda James, Dr. Gene Johnson, Bijoux Makuta, Cynthia Nadai, Patterson family, Peeters family, Dr. Marian Pereira, Pink Umbrella Foundation, Joy Porter, Prof. Ren Xiaodong, Rotary Hunters Hill, Rotary Raymond Terrace, Ruthie Schaad, Ryde Secondary College, Nathalie Suet, Viviane Suet, Wingham Brush Primary School, Wingham Public Primary School, Winifred Wall and, last but not least, the wonderful families of the Congo 2014 Team: Sue Bromhead, Robyn Hutchinson, Jacky Gendre and Lucy Hobgood-Brown.

We love you all. Congo, oyé! (That’s Congo’s version of ‘oi, oi, oi’)