Today the children live with their relatives.
Some of them live with their grandparents, some with their aunts and uncles, and some with their older siblings.
Their new families are big with lots of children, living in extreme poverty, and are already struggling to feed their own.
They live up to 8 children in one room.
To be able to take care of themselves and their families, they need education.
We have a sister organization located in Pwani Mchangani called Helpful Orphanage.
Their purpose is to help orphans of the village to be able to take care of themselves and their families, by providing them education.
They also provide them with food and clothes until they turn 18, so that they can live with their relatives.
When the children turn 18 they have to be able to take care of themselves..
They were established in 2015.
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Account number: 9533.05.33073
We were founded on an island outside Bergen, Norway, in. october 2016.
After some of our boardmembers went to Pwani Mchangani and got to see the orphans living conditions, we desided we want to help.
Our board is consisting of six people. We are:
Oddny Grebstad, manager
Inger Gerny Skram, secretary
Ada Charlotte Riisnes, cashier
Katarina Grebstad Sjo, web-manager
Siri Sjøsæter, marketing manager
Ronny Skare Johnsen, head of marketing
Currently there are 52 orphans in the village.
We wish to provide these children with support to help themselves.
We have buildt a school for education and training, where the children learn English, computer, sewing, baking, manicure/pedicure.
This will hopefully help them get a profession, og move further with their education.
Classes are continously ongoing within all areas.
Teachers are mostly voluntarily.
We are also working on getting the children started with apprenticeships.
We will work to support them so they can reach their goals.
The word Zanzibar is arabic and means "the black coast".
Along with Pemba and several small islands, Unguja makes up the state Zanzibar in Tanzania, Eastern Africa.
There are about 850.000 inhabitants on Unguja, most of whom are swahili-speaking, but there are also Masai tribesmen, Arabs and Indians on the island.
The total population on the Zanzibarian islands is about 1,5 million.
The island has tropical conditions with some rain and an average temperature of 25 degrees C.
The island is mostly cultivated, and the main source of income is the export of spices. It is also grown (among others) coconuts, rice, corn, pepper, cocoa and fruits.
Some of women who live along the coast cultivates seaweed to sell. They make approximately 10 cents per kilo.
The old city center in the capital of Zanzibar is Stone Town. Because of the uniqe mixture of cultures in this town it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
In Zanzibar, the annual average income is approximatly 250$. About half the population lives below the poverty line.
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