In a grand celebration this past Thursday all of the former street children graduated from their vocational training. Can you image the hope in their hearts after leaving life on the streets, drugs, prostitution, and stealing and now having a real future ahead? You haven’t ever seen such smiles on the faces of young men and women as we did on that day. The students in the Orphans Foundation Fund / Chiswea street children project funded by CORDAID studied the vocational trades of Tailoring, Cooking, Automotive Mechanics, Auto body, Electrical installation, and Art. True progressiveness is empowering people with life skills and encouraging them so that they may go out and build lives for themselves.
Several years ago USAID installed a water system for Lengast Masai Village, although it has been helping the people, the system now isn’t producing enough water for the community. A combined task force was formed to address the problems, lead by Lt. Col James B Williams of the United States Air Force. Orphans Foundation Fund along with the members of the task force and community leaders went to the bore hole, water tanks, pipelines and distribution points in and around Lengast to see how the system may be improved to yield more water to sustain the village. The continued support of donors and development groups is much appreciated by Lengast Village.