6. February. Istanbul, Turkey.For practical reasons, we have decided to visit the Netherlands for two weeks; Kamiel's family is there, and some unfinished paperwork. Add the fact that Dutch is his native tongue, so he can use the thing on media and potential supporters of Charity Travel. Plus we might get a chance to chime in with protests against some radical new Dutch laws. We're planning to move on to Kenya around February 20.
|The Weather Forecast says it will be much colder|
The plan for Kenya is tentative, and we are contacting people in Nairobi and Kisumu. We would like to connect grassroots projects through kindmankind.net (the website we have improved a bit while in Istanbul), visit projects for our partner Amaidi (Kamiel is officially their media ), and travel south towards Cape Town, but that's another chapter.
In Amsterdam, we hope to visit some organisations, media houses, journalists, activists, artists with potential fascination for our 'mission' of connecting the least connected, the website we've been creating, and our own 'tool' of development theatre. The longer-term perspective will be focused more strongly on theatre and education, with the platforms, networks, connections activity in the background (at some point, it has to sustain itself so that its original incubators can move on). We will also spend some time in Utrecht in Brabant, arranging some exciting family visits/reunions.
If you, dear reader, are in Amsterdam, and would like to meet us, please get in touch!