Cook and donate with Yourcooking.org

Together with Francesca Torelli we cooked for Yourcooking.org and won a donation of 30.- EUR as the 30th recipe submitted. The donation will contribute to the next project “A Bicycle for Gambia“.

Yourcooking is a social cooking project in which offers the opportunity to share your recipes within the community in order to help a solidary cause. In this sense we submitted a simple, fast and delicious recipe called “Pasta Zucchini e Salsiccia” and won the donation. More detail about the recipe you will find on: http://www.yourcooking.org/

At this point I would like to thank Francesca Torelli for her incomparable cooking skills as well as Annika and Rapha Ribeiro for bringing into life a project that fulfills their passion and contributes for a meaningful social cause in making the world a better place.

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I trust you, do you trust me?

Who is with me?

Hello Barcelonan Friends,

Magia Florencia inspired me with the video below and this is the reason why I am planning to implement the same action in Barcelona and looking for people that would be interested in sharing this experience.

The action would be doing the same such as in the video and at the same time collecting donations for children in Gambia. Thus, I would like to commit doing the giving free hugs with the message below in one Saturday afternoon during 3 hours:

I Trust You, Do You Trust Me?

Experience Sharing with PTC

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Hello World!

The aim of this post is to share my experience in Gambia with PTC. After having completed our mission in bringing a smile to Gambia with 300 kilos of toys, nutrition for several months and donations to a school with 120 children, I decided to share this experience with the main contributors, namely the amazing people of PTC located in Barcelona.

The aim of the presentation at PTC was to say “thank you” and to inspire. Thus, the main topic of the event was a simple line such as “I” that stands for INSPIRATION. With almost 20 people the event was excellent, especially in terms of engagement and participation. Therefore, I would like to share my thanks with each participant for the contributing to this successful and enriching afternoon.

When coming to my personal experience during the presentation I can only state “woow“. My overall personal goal for this project was ensuring that the entire contribution of PTC found the right place and sharing this fact with all the people engaged. Thus, after the presentation I felt deeply the human being in myself and realized once again how meaningful this project was for PTC and myself.

In conclusion, the first project was a big success story and now it is time to take it to the next level. My next idea is to use the success story of PTC in order to engage my current company for a next project called “A Bicycle for Gambia“. Hereby, I would like to inspire you as a reader to continue with your next step if the first one was a success.

Remember always the quote of Lao Tzu:

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

A Toy for Gambia with PTC

In this post I would like to share photos on my experience in Gambia in the scope of my project with PTC and Asturies x Africa. Let me share shortly the idea that brought me to Gambia. When I was at university once my professor shared an essential thought with me. “You need to jump on the right wave Cenk” he told me. That was long time ago but when I offered my unconditional help to a friend that was collecting in a small scope toys for children in Gambia, I remembered my professor. I had jumped on the right wave and it took me to Gambia. How everything started?

Back then I was employed for an American IT company with its inside sales in Barcelona. Thus, I took the chance and started a little campaign “A Toy for Gambia”. With the commitment and contributions from my former colleagues and manager the campaign grew to a big one. Thus, our efforts were heard by several individuals active in the area of non-profit organizations, air transportation and goverment.

Therefore, I obtained the option to personally fly to Gambia, Banjul in order to complete the mission. With a great contribution of Neus Gonzales in planning the trip, Jaime Morera in organizing the air transportation, Kali in guiding us in Gambia and Oscar Baizan providing us the right contacts as well as Abdul Bangura hosting us, we made it possible to bring 300 kilos of toys, nutrition for several months and donations to the school Ndungu Kebbeh‏ that accommodates 120 kids and is located in the North Bank of Gambia.

The next big wave might be yours, catch it and flow with it and let’s see how far you can go!

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