Here are a few shots of the fully completed Chicken Coop for Rafiki Child Care Center funded by the Vodacom Foundation. Orphans Foundation Fund is truly please with the quality and functionality of the structure and hope that it provides well for the child for many years to come. Asante Vodacom Foundation!
Orphans Foundation Fund has made conceptual architectural plans for the Vocational University for orphans and vulnerable children. What we want to build would distinguish itself by it’s name, design, educational training system, equipment, teachers, and international support so that youth may be trained in various trades and make them to become self reliant. We want to make a model for all other VTCs in the country to look up to and follow. You can help make this dream possible, please contact us. Click on the below photos to see the larger photos.
The Rafiki Farm is golden brown with this past season’s crop of Safflower Cartamo. The drought resistant plant yields over 70% oil which is used for cooking. It will be sold to partially cover operating expenses of Rafiki Child Care Home and also for reinvestment in next years crop. Since this year went so well, we are considering leasing additional acreage to even further boost the profits from this income generating activity. We are working towards sustainability, which is truly the ideal end goal for any organization or individual.
On Oct 15th 2010 Orphans Foundation Fund, though generous donors, gave leaders some bicycles at the conclusion of the water project installation at the Islamic community center in Mererani in Tanzania. Water is life, and responsible leadership are foundations to positive progress. The community and Muslim leaders thank you for your gifts.
Orphans Foundation Fund was recently invited to the Regional Conference on Population Growth and Climate Change in Uganda. We were asked also to represent CAN (Climate Action Network)-Tanzania during the conference which took place Sept 13th and 14th.
Gosberth Baitwa, the director of Orphans Foundation Fund, spent several days in Kampala exploring with the participants the synnergistic role of community development, reproductive rights, and the impact of the constantly changing environment on orphans and vulnerable children in the Horn of Africa. As families, orphans, and vulnerable children face more challenges with agriculture in rural areas, urban migration increases without significant positive change in their livelihoods.
It is now 18months since the Orphans Foundation Fund / CORAID Street children project kicked off. The project has registered great great measurable and sustainable results. To date, nearly 100 former street young adults girls and boys have had their lives transformed into responsible citizens and they will never be the same again. This has not been our efforts but the combined efforts of responsible and compassionate people like you. Our big thanks to CORDAID, Dr. James Lace, and the rest of you for your support of this project.
Here are the project highlights in pictures so that you can see the difference this project has/is been to the lives of the former street children. Download it, it will take you a minute to capture all that has been happening. The other good news is that the former street children who graduated last year have all been absorbed in different workplaces in and around Arusha. We hope you will love the highlights. Thank you so much for being part of
Orphans Foundation Fund.
Rafiki Child Care Center has been for some time now looking for ways to become sustainable. The first idea was to become a clean water distribution point for the town of Mererani, but after further consideration it wasn’t as needed because of the other Orphans Foundation Fund water project nearby. Thanks to Catherine Mulvale Rafiki had $5,000 on hand and asked if it could be used to make a farm. The staff and children have been hard at work on the new farm and reaping the results of fresh crops!
With the successful completion of the first year of the Orphans Foundation Fund / CORDAID Street Children Project we have set out with the new recruitment for this year. After the long and careful process of meeting with the children on the streets and doing interviews, we have narrowed down those who are interested in participating in the life changing program. Today we met with a large group to discuss the first stage of moving into the dormitories at Chiswea this coming week. The street children are hopeful and eager to begin the work of transforming their lives into mature responsible adults. The talk has reached the streets that Orphans Foundation Fund / CORDAID have a program, that with effort, training, and hard work leads to a future of hope.