Last week 21 young adults graduated from the Orphans Foundation Fund cooking course funded by CordAid. At the ceremony many of last terms students were awarded a certificate during the ceremony at Help to self Help vocational center. An additional 29 young adults studied tailoring and mechanics. They will graduate in January of next year.
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.
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.