Reverence for Life is:
SHOULDERING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROVISION AND CARE
It is essential, if an enduring benefit is to be gained, that sharing does not lead to dependency. Sharing should therefore aim at giving a “hand-up” rather than a “hand-out”. This means transferring knowledge and facilitating training and above all offering encouragement and friendship.
- That is what RfLUK has been doing at Bustani ya Binadamu - the Garden for Humanity, near Dar se Salaam in Tanzania - where those afflicted by the consequences of HIV/AIDS have been encouraged and helped to build their own residential building and are now learning how to manage a five acre plot of land contributing towards their self-sufficiency.
- That is what RfLUK is now planning to do for a primary school in the same area by helping them to gain access to a regular water-supply and to become proficient in the management of an integrated water-conservation and sanitation system.
- An integral part of such management is the realisation that all long-term benefits to be derived from technological systems are dependent on continuous and on-going maintenance for which training and financial planning are essential but are too often forgotten.