Thanks to our amazing supporters we raised an incredible £989.34 for college fees!
Thanks to this money John & Kevy were extremely excited to move in to St.Anthony's College to begin their course at the start of this week!
We were delighted that John's mother, pictured in the middle, joined us to help settle John in. Extreme poverty has seen John living on and off the streets for the past 5 years as his family have been unable to care for him; Today we got to see his mother moved to tears that her son has been given an opportunity that she has always dreamt of for him.
The money that you have helped us raise will truely change the lives of these two boys and their families and we cannot thank-you enough!!
Sadly for us, Sami, who was due to join Kevy and John, decided not to go ahead with the course. Unfortunately sometimes leaving behind the streets, their friends and everything that they know can be just as scary as the streets themselves. We will continue working with Sami & hope that we will be able to place him with something more suitable in the future.
Thank-you again to everyone that has supported these boys - we will keep you posted with how they are getting on :)
Thanks to many lovely people @ ASV Global we raised an amazing £268.34 from our bake sale yesterday, raising money to send 3 boys to study Welding & Metal Fabrication @ College.
At the end of this month we are very pleased to be sending 3 boys to learn Welding & Metal Fabrication @ St Anthony's College, Musoma, Tanzania!
Whilst on the 1 year course the boys will have full boarding at the college, completely removing them from life on the street, and once trained they will be equipped with a profitable lifetime skill that they can use to lift themselves and their families out of poverty!
We would love your help in raising £1,350 to cover all costs of sending these 3 boys. This will include costs for accommodation, food, healthcare and all required equipment.
Please donate generously to give these children the opportunities that they deserve!
This week we've had the privilege of sending 3 boys back to school full time to catch up on their learning! Looks like the first week at school was a success - Smiles all round! :)
To quench the thirst for education, at Streets of Hope, we have a local teacher (Mwalimu) who comes to Hope House twice a week to teach in Maths, Swahili & English and to help the children to catch up on the education that they have missed whilst on the street. The children love this time to learn and practice their reading and writing in a safe environment, with teaching that is adapted to each of their needs.
Our ultimate goal is to get each of these children back into education whether this is whilst living back home and going to school or attending a boarding school or college. So far we have successfully seen several children return to school and we will keep striving to provide opportunities for more street children in Musoma.
Help us provide these opportunities by donating to our education fund here.
At Streets of Hope we are working hard to get these children off of the street and give them the care and opportunities that they deserve.