Updates from Karatu
Hello dear friends!
A Journeys of Solutions Board member recently returned from a Kilimanjaro climb and a visit to Karatu; so you know what that means….UPDATES : )
In addition to visiting Shalom Orphanage with members of the Kili climb and purchasing a food supply, Rick spent time visiting FAME Medical Ltd, where our children receive medical care and Tumaini Junior School. Many thanks to Rick for the fantastic video he put together of the children enrolled in the sponsorship program. Please click the link to meet the children: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOtQ4d3OeV8
All sixteen children are doing very well and just about to finish up their first term of the 2011 school year!
Another exciting update:
One of our donors from Australia also spent precious days with the children, both at Shalom and Tumaini. In addition to volunteering at Shalom, Fiona presented books and soccer jerseys to Tumaini students. (Jerseys were donated by Blue Team – Melbourne Victory and Red Team – Melbourne Hearts). Also, each of our sponsored children received a book and bookmarks, gifts from Fiona and Lisa, another incredible Australian donor. Finally, the children were treated to a lovely safari to Lake Manyara. A very special thanks to both women for their continued support and generosity!
Check back in a few days for additional photos!
And grateful thanks to the MAST Key Club in New Jersey for their outstanding fundraising efforts! In just one night, more than $2,000.00 was raised for the Child Sponsorship Program!
You too can host a fundraiser in your hometown…email me for more information!