Fest Afrika supports as this year’s good cause the project “Dream stories – a trip from Finland to Gambia” by Marjo Smolander, Sini Suomi and the association Apu-Paku ry. The idea of the project is to drive a small van to the village of Pakau Penku in the Gambia where it will stay to serve in public transportation. On the way, while driving through Europe and a few African countries, Marjo and Sini will collect dreams that the people they meet have in the form of photos, sounds and videos. We will get some tasters of them already during the coming festival, although the trip continues in the autumn.
Through the Mesenaatti page you can donate a small – or bigger – sum of money to support the project. On the Unelmatarinoita Facebook page and blog you can find more information about the project and on the Apu-Paku Facebook page and website you can read about the village of Pakau Penku and the activities of Apu-Paku ry there. Most of the texts are in Finnish, unfortunately, but Apu-Paku’s website has also some info in English.