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.
The Orphans Foundation Fund Advisory Board met on November 18th to discuss the progress made thus far regarding advances in the accounting and banking procedures, human resource management, organization structure, current project results, future strategic planning, land development Kikatiti and Njiro properties, and water accessibility on the previously mentioned land. Thank you to the Board of Trustees in the US and those amongst the advisory board who participated with great ideas in last week’s meeting at Kibo Palace.
This past Monday evening, July 26th, 2010, the local Orphans Foundation Fund Advisory Board met at Kibo Palace Hotel for a few hours of strategic planning. We discussed the role and importance of the local board drawing our collective knowledge to further the work of Orphans Foundation Fund. We also went over issues of Human Resources policy, fine tuning the Accounting and Finance policy, and approving the 2010 budget. Our hope is to work in harmony with the board in the US so that Orphans Foundation Fund will even more successfully reach out to Orphans and Vulnerable children.
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.
The graduates of the Orphans Foundation Fund / CORDAID street children project are reaping the benefits of their skills with applied diligent effort in their workplaces. Here are some new photo of them on the job. Thank you to all the businesses which saw the need to help constructively with these young adults and give them steady employment.
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.