Thanks to the volunteers

In recent months, eight volunteers have been active in the Karao school. Although their areas of work were very different, they have adapted well to the challenges faced by the school. Our first volunteer was Japhet Kardos from Hungary. He worked to improve the condition of the school buildings and supervised the work of different companies. In addition, he helped the sick and needy with his medical expertise.

Our second volunteer was Zsanett Andresin, also from Hungary. Her love for children was the driving force. She taught arts and crafts and English to the children, but also worked in school management, dealing with financial issues. She also played a big role in drilling wells.

Magdalena and Anna were the next volunteers, who, as doctors from Poland and Hungary, thoroughly assessed the physical condition of more than 200 schoolchildren. Those in need, whether children or adults, received medical care. With great enthusiasm, the two doctors gave educational lectures to the girls and women on the issues that concern them. At school, they discussed hygiene and health issues with the students.

A team of four all-male volunteers followed our previous volunteers at the end of January. They worked for two weeks in the blazing sun to continue the foundations of the guest house that was completed last summer. Pouring cement, bending iron, masonry work.  The work of their hands has made a significant contribution to the progress of the construction. We are grateful for all your work and for the hours you spent lovingly for others.

Life-saving corn porridge – host a family

An urgent request has arrived from the land of Masai. Pastor Paulo Sembeo works in Longido district, Tanzania and asks for food to distribute in the villages because many people are starving. Because of the drought, food shortages have reached critical levels, and especially widows and orphans suffer a lot. The needs in the villages are far beyond the means of our foundation. After distributing 7 tons of corn flour, another 4 tons have been purchased today. If anyone wants to get involved and wants to invite someone for a meal, it is possible now. A small amount like €4-5 helps a family to buy a minimum daily food and it makes a huge difference for them. You can donate using the contact details provided. All donations will be forwarded to food distribution. A bag (100 kg) of corn flour can provide a family with minimum food until the next rainy season and costs €54 with delivery. 

Supai e.V.

Etgersleber 15, 39110 Magdeburg, Germany

IBAN DE40350601901900128017


Waving farewell to a new graduating class

10 November 2022 – Karao.
11 students completed their primary education in the 2022 school year of Karao Adventist Pre and Primary School. Over 300 guests celebrated their great achievements at our graduation event.

The programme started with the special performances of the lower classes. After the songs of the school choir, the pupils of Class 1 bid farewell to the graduating class by enacting a cautionary tale about the importance of good hygiene and by citing encouraging Bible verses. The students of Class 7 responded to their classmates with songs. They also took the audience on an imaginary journey along the rich history of the school, which started under a tree over 10 years ago and now runs nine classes offering high-quality education to 216 students. As one of the most spectacular elements of the event, the youngsters organised a fashion show to present the school uniforms and different forms of traditional Maasai and African clothing. Afterwards, the event continued on a more serious note with speeches from the head teacher, Moses Brown, the district pastor of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Paulo Sembeo and the representative of Supai e.V., Zsanett Andresin. The speakers thanked the students and parents for believing in the value of education as a key to opening up new doors for the Maasai community. The celebration ended with a special dinner where young and old, teachers, parents and students could eat together and cherish the memories of the former school years that led up to this day.

As for the future of our graduating students, they are waiting for the results of their national exams, which will have a great influence on where and how they can continue their studies. The brightest ones are planning to enter secondary education, for which the support of existing or new sponsors is essential.


Supai e.V.

IBAN: DE40350601901900128017