Dogodogo: Tanzanian Street Children Tell Their Stories

Registered by katopua of Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on 11/26/2012
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by katopua from Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Monday, November 26, 2012
backcover text:
With the help of their English teacher, eight young Tanzanians recount their experiences as street children - how they came to leave home, how they survived, how they found refuge, how they still love their families.
These moving and often shocking stories are illustrated by the boys themselves.

A small book(let) in DinA4 with 50 pages. The printing was sponsored by unicef. And here you find the homepage of the Dogodogo Centre.

This wonderfull booklet, which will surely touch your heart with its stories and pictures, was started already twice by me as a bookring but got lost each time on its way.
Now I bought another one for a third attempt of a bookring.

Here you can look up the Journal of the
first dogodogo-Ring and second dogodogo-Ring

This bookring shall end in a community library at a small island at the Philippines, which I support since I stayed there as volunteer and saw how much reading material is needed there. More information about this organisation can be found here: CERV Philippines

bookring participants for the 3rd attempt:

x. lunatum Finland (int'l)
x. Appelsiini Finland (intern'l)
x. pam99 Scotland (intern'l)
x. VictoriaWagtail, Sweden (at the end, ships int'l)
x. azuki USA (ships worldwide)
x. DubaiReader
x. gaboyd, New Zealand (ships everywhere)
x. (end) CERV headquarter in Metro Manila (address can also be found here):
CERV Philippines
8 General Ricarte Street, Commonwealth Heights Subdivision
Barangay (Village) Commonwealth,
1118 Quezon City, Metro Manila

The thread in the English forum and the thread in the German forum

Journal Entry 2 by katopua at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Saturday, June 15, 2013

Released 10 yrs ago (6/15/2013 UTC) at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany


Is now underway to Finland. May this bookring have better luck and reach its final destination!

Journal Entry 3 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The book is here! Thanks for sending, I try to be quick with it!

Journal Entry 4 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, September 29, 2013
Thanks for sharing this wonderful little book. Although the stories were quite sad, it's always good to know some street children are strong enough to find a better life!

Journal Entry 5 by Appelsiini at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, October 18, 2013

Released 10 yrs ago (10/18/2013 UTC) at Lempäälä, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland


Have a safe journey, little book!

With this book I'm sending a little choc bar which is pink and is part of the Finnish Pink Ribbon Challenge. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingpam99wing at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, October 26, 2013
thanks for sharing - will read this one next and move it on

Journal Entry 7 by wingpam99wing at Troon, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
fascinating insight into the lives of street children - thank you for sharing. Will pm next reader for an address

UPDATE - apologies for the delay, pm'd the next reader but didn't hear back. I'll try again in case a pm has gone astray, and then move on to the next person on the list.

UPDATE 4.12.13 - victoria got back to me this time and has asked to be skipped, will contact the next person...

Journal Entry 8 by Azuki at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, December 27, 2013
Book has arrived.
Happy holidays and a lovely New Year to all of you!

Journal Entry 9 by Azuki at Miami, Florida USA on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I enjoyed the book, the simply written, candid memoirs of the boys, with the illustration. Each boy has a different story to tell. Not all started out with a hard and abused life. Some had enjoyed happy and even comfortable childhood until fate changed.

Several boys mentioned their disappointment at not coming out top in the public exam. Given that they had spent many years without schooling, I felt they had done a great job, and it's really unfortunate that they were not sponsored to higher education. While I understand that no matter how much donation there is, there would have to be a cut off and some disappointment, it still saddens me that those boys could not continue on. I just hope that whatever education and care they received at Dogodogo would help improve their lives.

Now this book is going to Dubaireader.

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