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Empowering orphaned children for a sustainable future

Organized by: Asiya Benz

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THE STORY:

While on a trip to East Africa, I met an inspiring group of orphan kids. The orphanage is a very primitive structure, recently started. It is located in the Horn of Africa, a peaceful area recovering from conflict. It houses 50 boys currently, (6-15 yrs) and aims to start a girls dorm. Currently, their resources are very meek. The kids have no supplies and learn off a chalkboard. The curriculum provided by an ngo agency, consisted of paperback lessons, which has run out. The children reside in this structure, receive daily meals, and sleep on floor mats. Since opening the school, they've raised only 3,000 $, which has run out. There are two teachers that teach 7 subjects, and we need to raise money for their salaries as well. It was heart wrenching to realize how here in the USA our children mostly use online sources for school lessons, and here these great kids didn't even have paperback books to enjoy! So, I got evolved with the orphange, I am now on the board of directors and will be returning to Africa next month. My goal is to raise as much resources as I can, to deliver back to the orphange personally. The facility is in urgent danger of having to close down...some of these children will most likely end up being street kids of that happens. I'm hoping to help these children develope into prosperous members of their community, in which they can be a positive force in recovering a sustainable society. Every basic need you can imagine is needed, but I am only one person and cannot manage aquiring and shipping these supplies on my own! Please donate and join me in helping secure a prosperous future full of dignity, equality, and human rights for these children.

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