At the Global Gatherings event in October this year the energy was high. We have been facilitating the Global Gatherings all year and we honestly thought last month’s could not top it!
As in, September 2022, the government of Kansas / Missouri in the US joined us, alongside The Big Issue in the UK. Homelessness solutions at grassroots to governmental level. It was great to finally meet the amazing, Josh who helps people who are homeless in Kansas City.
This month, we met people from the Gambia, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria who own or work at orphanages who home, feed and educate the most vulnerable in our society, and property developers from Liverpool, UK who have many housing solutions.
Amy works with investors and people with money whereas we work with people who have nothing, completely nothing. Amy’s favourite month was September as her dream is that nobody on this earth should be without a safe home which of course, we at The Peoples Hub fully support. So Kansas government reaching out to get involved and kick start the whole thing in the United States of America is a massive life-changing moment after all of Amy's hard work.
"Homelessness ends in homes."Amy Varle
In October, the Global Gatherings had a similar type of 'Action Energy' however it came via attendees from extremely poor nations. People in countries such as Uganda and the Gambia who have nothing but still found the time to join us and share their stories. We already know through collective action and shared resources that we can make the change now, rather than sitting around waiting for 'somebody else' to action. Between us we have the knowledge, the means, the way and the hope, to drive real change where it matters,
From the people who attended, Simon Murungi from Kenya, SOFAfrica who has shared his life's work with The Peoples Hub. Think Vincent van Gogh in the world of agriculture. In regards to regenerative agriculture, Simon has created and facilitated school community gardening projects, bee keeping courses, etc. in Kenya for many years. The Peoples Hub will be publishing these soon for SOFAfrica and agricultural learners across the globe. Let's Get Growing!
These courses will help Muwanika, Kimbowa, Christine and Kisembo who were at the event. They run orphanages in the Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda. On this particular event, many of the attendees came from Uganda. This is because The Peoples Hub have been particularly trying to help the people of Mityana. They are on the main road, A109 to the capital of Uganda, Kampala.
Other things that came off the back of the event:
Simon is also working on a bamboo project for the whole of Kenya. We will aim to raise $10,000 via The Peoples Hub. This project is led by the wonderful, Dr LeeAnn Teal and Impact Fashion Hub. Bamboo being the connector here!
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