Gladness Kisanga, who is a member of the Orphans Foundation Fund Advisory Board and coordinator of the Maasai women’s group in Lengast, left for an official visit to the United States of America. Dr James Lace and Oregon State Senator Jackie Winters organized the trip to promote our work here in Tanzania. Please visit the link below for more updates about Gladness’s mission to help those in Tanzania. Click HERE to read more!
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.
The 2nd stage of the Orphans Foundation Fund Njiro project is nearing completion. The entire team from O.F.F. went to see the progress at the work site, the guard house looks great. The masons were just finishing up cementing the securing anchors for the new gate, while several men and women were working on the latrine, landscaping, and cleaning up the site. Below is an Orphans Foundation Fund group photo, we’re very pleased to have Charles visiting us from Uganda this week!
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