The existential plight of the people in the slum is so great that even in meek and peace-loving people, criminal survival energy awakens when they are dealing with “whites”. Aware of such danger, we have developed a framework that allows our youngsters to be warmly received as welcome guests, thanks to our friends in the slum. “We felt so safe,” said Sophie, “they became our second family.”
The parents are responsible. They sign a disclaimer prior to departure – and the adolescents a code of conduct.