Below are the narrative and financial reports about the Orphans Foundation Fund Street Children project funded by CORDAID.
We were very happy that the Miss Vodacom Tanzania 2011 comes to visit Orphans Foundation Found. They generously brought sewing materials for the tailoring students who are a part of the street children project. Thank you blessing our students with these supplies and the pleasure of you gracing our meeting with your beautiful presence.
The Orphans Foundation Fund computers classes are now in full session! All of the kids in the Street Children project are the first to benefit from the computers and instruction of the new teacher at Orphans Foundation Fund. Soon we will open up classes to the general public to be both an educational service to the community and bring in much needed funds to continue the work of helping orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania. Many thanks to Dr. James Lace, Senator Jackie Winters, and the many others who contributed to make this school possible.
This year we will be doing something new on the Orphans Foundation Fund website, video news updates! This past Monday, January 31st we had the graduation for the students enrolled in the 2nd year of the Orphans Foundation Fund / Chiswea Street Children Project. Please watch the video below.
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.
We have completed the surveying and recruitment of street children for the 2nd year of the Orphans Foundation Fund / CORDAID Street Children Project. Word must have gotten around because throngs of young men and women volunteered to participate, and the ones chosen are filled with zeal! Today each young person started their vocational training course. Thirty-one joined the cooking and hotel services course, 16 are studying automotive mechanics, 2 had a spark for welding, and 1 is in the tailoring program.
Today we had a grand ceremony for the 2009 graduates of the Orphans Foundation Fund Street Children Project funded by CORDAID. The Arusha Regional Commissioner, Isidori Leka Shirima, was there to hand out the tools to those who had studied Automotive mechanics as well as the sewing machines to the graduates of the the tailoring course.
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.
Our recent graduates of the Orphans Foundation Fund / CORAID Street Children Project have moved from simply being apprentices to appling their new skills in the workplace. They have realized that learning and hardwork applied to the free market, is like switching on a light to the world of a bright future! Happy Yohana is working as a cook at Charity Hotel, one of Arusha’s finest. And the sparks are flying from Prosper Valerian’s welding stick as he wields his weapon of economic empowerment as a contract welder.