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.
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.
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.