“Viva Starfish”, the name of our 2021 micro fund project, had a special meaning during the time of the pandemic.
“Viva” means to live, and staying alive was most important, while life in general got difficult for many people, especially from the lower income group. By funding the Viva Starfish Project, the German Embassy helped to make sure vulnerable young students were able to continue with their education even though their school was closed.
With our contribution IT components were purchased to make education at home possible. And it was an investment for the future, since Viva Starfish will be able to use the the equipment for many years to come. Not only in their schools, but also by reaching out to other vulnerable groups to help them to self-sustain.