“Why Africans Cannot Get Depressed”

“Why Africans Cannot Get Depressed”

“This is why Africans cannot get depress…Only white people suffer from depression. Africans are always joyful…They have a community oriented. Every one comes to the festival.”

Snapshot 20 (12-24-2015 10-58 AM)I just had to share this recent comment on my YouTube Devil Dancing video from someone in the UK, obviously African.

And my comment back: “Thanks.  I couldn’t agree with you more. People in Sierra Leone manage to find joy in everyday life with their community. It’s expressed in dance and music that’s irresistible – and joyful. Westerners need to take lessons here.”

It’s a bit of a stretch this year in Sierra Leone to be joyful with the post- Ebola economic crisis. But I know its music and dance that people are relying on there today.

So, on this Christmas Day, I hope you’re finding joy wherever you may be.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

PS: The YouTube video captures a Rotifunk event with a local dance troupe. It shows them marching into town from their nearby village and getting the devil ready for his dance.  To skip this and get to the main event, skip to about 1:20 on the video.  There’s over 30,000 views on YouTube. Check it out.

Growing Self-Sufficient Futures – Dec 2015 newsletter

Growing Self-Sufficient Futures – Dec 2015 newsletter

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Growing Self-Sufficient Futures:  Dec 2015 Newsletter

  • We’re helping people raise fruit trees and grow self-sufficient futures.
  • The new Community Computer Center is a four year dream now coming true.

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Give a holiday gift that keeps on giving

Give a holiday gift that keeps on giving

XmasSome gifts you remember.
Some gifts keep on giving.

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Change a Sierra Leone child’s life.

Empower a family to save for their child’s education by raising fruit trees.

When did a $20 gift feel this good?

Do good. Feel good. Give a gift here.

Order a gift by Dec 22, we’ll send a gift notice by Dec 24.

Need more – read it here.