Malaika Kids is a school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that rescues children who have been orphaned or abandoned and who are often homeless and found wandering the streets. This organisation is a caring home for around 70 children providing safety, good nutrition, education and healthcare from the ages of 3-4 up to mid teens, at which point they have to venture out into the ‘big wide world’.
Malaika Kids does endeavour to help in this transition and Reepham Rotary’s planned project is to create a specific fund that would provide further education and Vocational Training for these children in areas such as midwifery, vehicle mechanics, carpentry and plumbing etc. thereby helping them to become independent, positive and productive members of society.
Reepham Rotary aims do this by pooling resources with other Rotary Clubs in our area which then, it is hoped, will attract ‘match funding’ from Rotary District Grants. If successful, it is hoped that this Vocational Training Fund will continue, year on year.
The latest news from Malaika covers the work of the ‘mamas’ who each take responsibility for a group of kids and look after their needs outside school. You can see the full report here. malaika jan 23.