The Friends of Bambanani cherish warm feelings towards Ome Nol, who can be regarded as the founder of Bambanani. It is fair to say that Nol ended up in South Africa through José, and that his sense of social activities was contagious. Last March we said goodbye to José.
José also contributed. The gardener not only worked as a gardener, he lived in the guest house, had to eat well and thus earned a pleasant life. In the manner usual for Jose, she had a strong vision of helping the local population who needed it so badly. In the early years of the Friends of Bambanani, José fulfilled the role of eyes and ears in the field with Nol. Hand and tensioning services were provided. Keep an eye out and not too afraid to make corrections if necessary. But we also got involved in the transfer of local customs and culture, whether we wanted to or not.
You could always send Jose for a message. Whether she then carried out your request as you wanted was the question, because José also had a strong opinion of her own. With the approach to make the best of it though. Not because of her own interest. A good example is the Nol Jansen school in Namakgale or the Tinthlari school in Afrikaans. The thoughts of Nol and José live on in this school!