Monday, 26 February 2018

Paying-it-Forward



Joseph

Brenda (One Person co-founder and President) used her own funds to help Joseph receive training and set up his own business in Kahama, Tanzania.  

Summerland School in Lugunga Village.
The team delivered much-needed educational supplies. 
Joseph has now set up a preschool in his village, which they have called the Summerland School; this fills our hearts as we are based in Summerland, British Columbia. 

Joseph and others volunteer their time to teach the children the pre-academic skills that they need before attending primary school. 





In 2008, the then Summerland Mayor, David Gregory signed a Friendship Agreement between Summerland & Kahama, and Joseph's actions are another binding thread in the BC - Tanzania connection. (No financial funding is given, but the City of Summerland promotes our organization on their website.)

Here are our other blogs on what we have done to assist education in the Kahama region. 


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Contact us to find out how to sponsor the orphanage, volunteer or to make a donation. You can also donate online. 




Asante Sana - Thank You! 


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Our 11th Volunteer Trip to Kahama, Tanzania



The 2017/2018 Team 



The volunteers somehow procured a cake to celebrate Brenda
 and thank her for being a 'great leader.' The team at home agrees!
In 2013 we took over the funding of the Muvuma Orphanage. A wonderful group of women in Kahama had raised funds to build the orphanage on land donated by the township of Kahama. In the space of two years they had raised enough money to build the first few feet of the structure. One of our trip volunteers, Nancy Comeau donated $1,000 to continue building and we took it from there! Thanks to our supporters and sponsor-families we have built an orphanage and transformed the lives of children.

Brenda leads a group of volunteers each year to ensure that our physical and financial donations are being used for what was intended, to assess future needs and most importantly, to spend time with the orphans and Brenda's ever-growing band of friends and official contacts. 

We have said it before but it is worth repeating - everyone who takes these trips pays their own way. 100% of donations made go to the orphanage or our other long-term projects in Kahama. 

This years' fabulous volunteers are (left-to-right) Julie Ferris-Paul, Rylee McMillen, Brenda Lowe, Kayla Homulos, Susan Brown, Tallula Ash, Kelly Toots and Harry Ogloff. 

Thank you for helping us to transform lives! Visit our facebook page for more photos and stories.

Contact us to find out how to sponsor the orphanage, volunteer or to make a donation. You can also donate online. 


Asante Sana - Thank You!