Dela

Born: 1965

Financial adoption: Christine Schwegler, from Ananse Germany

 

Dela ‘Wash the Car’. When you hear these words the chance is great that Dela will be around. Dela is crazy about washing cars and not only washing them, he is in love with cars. That’s the reason that he likes stay near the gates and open them for cars to drive inside our project-land. He likes papers and books and seems to study them for hours till cars or other events divert his attention. Dela is the oldest inhabitant of the Hand in Hand Community. His age is unknown, but most likely he has been born somewhere between 1960 and 1965. When he joined the Hand in hand community in 2003, he did little more than walking circles around our territory and run away to town. Nowadays Dela works at the sheltered workshop where he is a somewhat distracted worker. He is less productive than the others as he may be wrapped up in inner fantasies (cars?). Most of the staff at hand in Hand calls him: ‘Professor Dela’. He started that nickname himself.

 

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