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Neema Children's Home

Neema Children’s Home was established in 2005 by Joshua and Miriam Mbithi to care for HIV+ affected and infected children. There are numerous effects of HIV/AIDS on Kenyan society and more so the stability of families, however the obvious victims are the helpless children.
It is with this concern in mind coupled with God’s call that the Mbithis set up Neema Children’s Home. Neema is a Kiswahili word meaning “Grace”.
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Kalahari Experience Development Initiatives (KEDI)

Project Officer: Lea Sander

KEDI evolved as a response to the challenges faced by year 12 graduates in the Moshaweng Valley of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

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Our Projects in the Kalahari - Vocational Training

KED-J ‘Days for Girls’ Project

Girls, including those in the Moshaweng Valley, can miss up to eight months of schooling in three years simply because they are menstruating and have no way of managing this natural phase of life…..

 

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Our Projects in the Kalahari - Arts

KED-A ‘Daddy’ – Artist & Sculptor

A self-taught artisan, using simple hand-tools and abundant care, Daddy sculpts raw, unique and beautiful soft-stone sculptures which all have a meaningful story. Lea discovered his work in a village mission…..

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Our Projects in the Kalahari - Food Security

KED-F "Dirang Basadi" Community Food Garden

 Lack of water, searing heat in summer and below zero temperatures in winter are just some of the conditions the Tswana people deal with constantly. But strong winds, whipping up the sand, wreak some of the biggest destruction                                           

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Our Projects in the Kalahari - Community Health

KED-H Moshaweng Clinics Support Program

There are NO doctors in the Moshaweng Valley clinics. Visiting specialists are non-existent. HIV/AIDS, TB, diabetes,hypertension, teenage pregnancies, and alcohol and substance abuse are all serious and escalating conditions.

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Philippines - Philemon

Bruce and Elaine have been supporting and working with Roy and Adora since January 2007 and are impressed by their dedication and commitment to see the lives of the poor and disadvantaged turned around.     This association has strengthened and we have made numerous self-funded trips to the Philippines and with some limited support in Australia and the support of Roy and Adora, have self-funded a school that has grown way beyond what anyone of us could have imagined                                          

               

             Bruce and Elaine                                 Roy and Adora                           .


 

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BOR-B Bonga Boarding Houses

The Bonga Boarding Houses - Project Officer Emma Lewis

These houses help to support students from rural areas by providing them with accommodation, so they can live in Bonga, Ethiopia to attend high school or further education.
 
 
                                                           

Your sponsorship will help to feed, clothe, educate, provide school books and medical costs to vulnerable children who would not have the opportunity of an education had they remained in their villages, as their families are very poor and schooling finishes at grade 6, therefore they cannot afford to send them to school in Bonga.                                                                                    

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Thailand Nong Khai

Thailand Sponsorships.

One type of Sponsorship that WFA and FFAC fund is:

World families Australia supports for the education and development of the child who lives within a family situation. The sponsors funds are channeled towards the children in a whole community, the aim being to lift the level of education for the whole group. In the cases where children are unsupported the social workers ensure that they do not remain unfunded and in these cases funds are spread as required.

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Thailand Rangsit Babies Home

Rangsit Babies Home Bangkok
Rangsit Babies home provides crisis care for children that have been orphaned or abandoned.
Most are babies and they are adopted to European countries usually within one year. All are
provided with food, clothing and medical treatment. FFAC is supporting the whole organisation
and is instrumental in the setting up and running of their Child Development Program. 
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Kenya Testimony Faith Homes

Kenya Testimony Faith Homes

Situated in Eldoret, Kenya, Testimony Faith Homes is currently comprised of three homes for children ages 3-17 and two   hostels for girls and boys aged over 18. Each house has an employed set of parents who care for the children in their care as they would their own family. Each house has approximately 40 children in the family from various tribal backgrounds and different circumstances as to how they became orphaned. Testimony School is located on the compound along with boarding facilities for both primary and secondary students as well as a Day Care Centre. The school’s financial governance is separated from that of the homes and it does not contribute to the homes financially. However, the school does provide the children of Testimony Homes with free education and opportunities that the children would otherwise not receive.

 

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Fiji Dilkusha

Dilkusha Home

Individual Sponsorship

Situated 45 minutes drive north of Suva overlooking the Nasouri River Dilkusha provides accommodation for up to 50 children, and a few young adults (0 to 22 years) with 11 staff members. Some of the younger children are adopted by local or overseas families.

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Sri Lanka Marawila

Marawila:
This project helps indigent families living in and around Colombo. It is run by the Salvation Army. Children are sponsored to ensure that they go to school and are adequately looked after.

Contact World Families Australia office for further information.


Sri Lanka St Mary's Girls Home & St Joseph's Boys Home

Situated at Kochchikade, these homes are run by the Catholic Church. They are well run orphanages looking after many children.

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Sri Lanka Good Shepherd Convent

Good Shepherd Convent:

The Good Shepherd Convent is situated 10km north of Colombo at Nyakakanda which is about 1km from the sea. They have a day school for local children, a large live in section for older orphaned children and a 40 cot nursery for abandoned or relinquished children or infants in need of short term emergency care.

 

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India Mithra

Mithra

Centre for Children with Disabilities

MITHRA Centre For Children With Disabilities was founded by an Australian nun St Mary Theodore about 25 years ago. MITHRA, which means "friendship", is near to the centre of Chennai (formerly Madras). Currently the Centre provides for about 70 children who attend the school daily and about an equal number of monthly boarders, who because of distance from their homes or because of their disabilities find travel too difficult.
 

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India Minjur

Minjur

School and Children’s Home In Minjur

SAHAYA MATHA HOME in Minjur was established about 30 years ago by the Seva Sisters of Mary.  At that time the area was extremely poor and very few children attended school. Children were taken into the Home, then known as the ASIAC Home which received considerable funding from Australia. The Sisters helped villages in the area with development such as sinking wells.

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LAL – Assistance to destitute children in Lalibela

Lalibela Project

Lalibela is a remote town known for its ancient rock hewn churches and every year more than 55,000 people make a religious pilgrimage to Lalibela because of its spiritual significance in Ethiopia. The landscape surrounding Lalibela is rugged and mountainous and is one of the regions affected by the devastating droughts of the past decades. The town has many homeless children and elderly people who are living on the street without food or shelter. 

 

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BOR - Bonga Rural Sponsorship Program

 Project Officer: Emma Lewis  

Development and Welfare and Relief
Providing educational support and assistance for community development

A portion of the child sponsorship goes toward providing food and educational support to disadvantaged children, many of whom would not be able to attend school without this assistance.

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DOB - Bonga Town Sponsorship Program

Project officer: Sandi Petersen    Development and Welfare and Relief

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