|Abduli, Andrea, David Kubwa and Pendo off to boarding school, provided we raise enough money for the school fees. This is an incredible opportunity for these children and they all deserve the chance to show us what they are made of so, please help us to send them to school. To find out more about the beautiful children we will be sending to school in 2013 then please click here.
The second project we will be supporting with our sponsored skydive is hiring another member of orphanage staff. This is an incredibly important project as it means that we will not only be able to help the children, but also the women who love and care for them every single day.
Working at the orphanage, we all got to know, not only the children, but also the wonderful women that care for them, the Mamas. These are some of the most incredible women you will ever meet as they work extremely demanding shifts and are constantly on their feet, yet are still able to show the children that they love them more than anyone could ever believe.
During each shift there are only two Mamas working and they have to do all the cleaning, cooking and washing, as well as caring for and loving 30 children. As you can imagine, this is a very difficult job to do and requires a great deal of strength and determination. Working at the orphanage, we found that at the end of every shift we were absolutely shattered, yet the Mamas work twice as hard as any of the volunteers and juggle an unimaginable amount of responsibilities, and they still come in day after day to care for the children, with the same admirable amount of energy and love for them.
Thanks to you beautiful people we have reached our goal for Project Education 2011/2012, which means that Stevie, Eriki and Dainessi will all being going to boarding school in January. So, thank you to everyone who donated! To find out more about this project please click here. We will now be focusing on two other projects, and any skydive sponsorship money will be split between the them.