With population growing ever grayer, both the north and the south are faced with realities and challenges of how to care for these elderly, integrate them and offer them a dignified retirement. Clearly, social protection plays a major role in this. To share practices, a look and learn visit from OKRA, a Belgian member organisation of the Belgian Christian workers movement which caters for the specific needs of the 55+, to GK in Bangladesh. 12 volunteers from OKRA, including Jef Van Hecken, who was previously based in Dhaka for WSM, and two colleagues from WSM are participating for two weeks.
You can follow their blog (in Dutch) here.