My name is Brittany Glenn and I have spent the last couple of months volunteering in Tanzania. Since being here a couple of volunteers and I noticed the huge problem Tanzania has with street children. On assessing the problem, we worked hard and found a house for the kids and have been providing them with food, shelter, clothing and schooling. We hope to provide even more in the future as this program grows. Please read the below information and let me know if you are interested in donating, sponsoring a child or even coming to Tanzania and volunteering. Anything will help and be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
People around the world have shown great interest in the issue of street children in Tanzania. It is possible to use this support to provide these children with shelter, food, education, vocational training and an overall change of lifestyle. By addressing the issue of street children in Tanzania now, we can help these children to work towards a brighter future. Journey Nyumbani Street Children’s Centre was created to bring these changes to the community of Moshi, Tanzania.We are currently housing 14 children between the ages of 12 and 18 in our centre located in Shantytown, Kilimanjaro. The children were found in Moshi and its surrounding villages and have been living on the streets for up to 7 years. Some of these children may have an abusive family history, but most often the cause for homelessness is lack of means for financial support. Our short-term goals include mainly keeping the children safe and providing them with their basic needs.The long-term goals of Journey Nyumbani are to provide the chidlren with a proper education. We are currently providing home-schooling in the form of preparatory courses for their desired schools in January 2010. In addition, Journey Nyumbani hopes to involve the children in the appropriate vocational training to encourage an eventual self-sustaining financial situation. Art and music lessons are also provided to allow for a creative outlet as well as a potential source of income. Journey Nyumbani is a newly developed organization in need of financial help from abroad. If you are interested in making a contribution, it would be greatly appreciated.
It costs $20/month to feed one child. It costs $10/month to provide housing for one child. Would anyone like to be a sponsor?? The school term in Tanzania begins in January. We are trying to raise $100 for each child by the end of December 2009. Please let us know if you are interested in making a donation!
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Thank you so much.
Brittany N Glenn