15 years ago, when Africa Dream was created, we lived in a frenetic Chile, pursuing progress and development. Those were years when society seemed less united and less aware of the connection that exists between humas beings. Joined by the idea of purpose and convinced that solidarity is an intention with no boundaries, we created this dream-adventure of a foundation that could send volunteers to Africa.
Its purpose never was to deliver assistance, that is not the way I see relationships, but the construction of bridges, the mutual understanding where the volunteers will deliver a “traditional” knowledge of education, health and agriculture, to receive and learn the teaching of life. That is what the real Africa gives, an Africa that suffers and lives, where villages still receive the immigrant with songs, and the sound of the drums filters in gets in without invitation to accompany the dream.
Africa Dream started in a localized way, in Sichili, Zambia. But it expanded its progression to other localities and countries. Nowadays, it seeks to create sustainable solutions in the long term, and more than that, to deliver a transformative experience to its volunteers. With the purpose that any action which they undertake in their return to Chile, somehow, is tinge with the learning that they will never forget because it is installed forever in their minds.
In a difficult year for everyone, as the one that is about to finish, I feel that there are many lessons that we must learn as human beings. First, we are all needed. A virus that started so far away and reached us in matters of weeks, to remind us that everyone depends on others; what you do affects me, and what I do, affects others. That inspired this Foundation, and we must not forget we are all needed, we are all united and connected.
Marcelo Mosso G.
Co-Founder Africa Dream