Below are the narrative and financial reports about the Orphans Foundation Fund Street Children project funded by CORDAID.
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.
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.
Orphans Foundation Fund has successfully completed the first year of the O.F.F. / CORDAID Street Children Project. The street children were surveyed, selected, oriented to the program, giving a new home, educated, trained in vocational skills, and at the end of 2009 they graduated and had hope for the future with their placement in full time work. Here is the report for the first year of this project which was sent to CORAID. CORDAID Annual Narrative Report and the CORDAID Annual Financial Report 2009