We at Orphans Foundation Fund had the graduation of the students in the street children project funded by CORDAID. Each of the young graduates received the tools they needed to become self reliant. Through diligent hard work they will forge a path for their future. Thank you for the support of these young people and the continued support of Orphans Foundation Fund.
Below are the narrative and financial reports about the Orphans Foundation Fund Street Children project funded by CORDAID.
The pediatric unit of Mt. Meru hospital has temporarily moved to the Levolosi clinic. Unfortunately it is off the hospital grid for electricity. Without electricity and lights giving proper care to the patients was difficult. Orphans Foundation Fund was able to purchase the necessary wiring and connectors to connect to a nearby generator. Now all the children in the pediatric unit can be cared for, any electrical medical equipment can be operated when needed, and the nurses can see their patients with proper lighting.
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.
On Wednesday we had the grand opening of the new Computer Teaching Center that supports orphans and vulnerable children through IT classes as well as bringing in donations for Orphans Foundation Fund to continue the many projects throughout the country in development and relief efforts for kids. We moved from the new center, which is located at the main O.F.F. office complex, to the O.F.F. Njiro plot which will become the permanent training facility for the organization. The ceremonial tree planting signified the new growth and progress of Orphans Foundation Fund. If you would like to get involved and help make this plan a reality please contact us!
On July 20th the Orphans Foundation Fund Tanzania Advisory board met with the administrative staff of O.F.F. as well as with the founder Dr. James Lace and with Senator Jackie Winters from the State of Oregon. We discussed financial oversight of ongoing projects, annual audits, the future sale of the Kikatiti plot of land, the Njiro plot, and engaging the advisory board members in more proactive ways. Thank you to all the participants for your advice and role in working with Orphans Foundation Fund for a better future for the children of this country.
All of the chickens are all growing up fast in the Vodacom Foundation funded coop at Rafiki Child Care Center. By the end of this year we plan to have this chicken coop producing a significant contribution to the ongoing operating costs of Rafiki. Thank you all who contributed to and continue to support Rafiki and Orphans Foundation Fund.
The Orphans Foundation Fund Merelani Water project has been operational since last year, and the community has greatly benefited and appreciated the new water source. On April 15th, 2011 we had the official handover of the project. The District Commissioner of Simanjiro was invited to hand over the water and sanitation project to the Muslim community at Merelani. Many thanks to IDRF and all those who donated and were involved to make this project a success. This is a well that has and will continue to give new life, health, and happiness to the people here in Mererani Tanzania.