Greetings from Toronto...we are WAITING!!...waiting to hear...
Every day calling Charles..in Tanzania....what is happening???
Jamie from Warren...packed and ready to go....but we have to wait!
Mto Wa Mbu..Tanzania....POSSIBILITY!!!
40 more children needing homes....and if this happens...we are ready to take them in!
Two weeks ago. I am on the phone to Charles...he is about to take off to Wales for his Masters in Public Health in a few weeks..he tells me bout these kids...without a home...
I call Matt...
Matt McKissock from Warren, Pennsylvania, President, Warren/Majengo Foundation, told me 2 sumemrs ago at our cottage that this was the most important work he has ever done...that his dream is to expand our Majengo Orphanage from the 40 kids we started out with March '08, to 1,000 kids in 5 years!! He blew my mind.
And now this!!
Matt is a huge thinker, a visionary....
He shocks me with his exhuberence..with his immense drive, with his commitment..it goes way beyond any dream i could have ever conceived.
Well, last March..we added another 15 kids into our Orphanage...15 of our kids had reached the age of 7 and were heading off to Primary school...some still lived in with us, some lived out with relatives or guardians, but at this stage, they were finished with Pre School at Majengo, We made a decision, to pay the schooling expenses (uniforms,, shoes, books, school fees) for the kids who had left us but were living out, a decision to carry them all the way through Primary school till they reached age 14, and then what? Well, there is secondary school for those who make the grades..costly, about $650. US a year, for four years..and for the others, maybe technical training...electrician, plumber..but that is down the road...
And at a meeting with the Village Elders last March...in speaking of our dream to expand our assistance in any way we can, Matt said: "...if any opportunity comes up, we will do it!!"
Possibly now..the time has come.
We are still waiting..to get the final word from the people in charge of those kids....I am calling Charles everyday.
As Matt said to me on the phone that day:
"How can we NOT do it!!"
So Charles..we are waiting..you are on your way to school..God help us in putting the logistics of this together while you are away. But ICA has wonderful people...and Jamie from Warren is ready to go. I plan to get over there late October.
There are houses to rent: beds to build, sheets, towels, kitchen things to buy. Staff to put in place. it is huge..but we have done it before we can do it again!
AND MOST OF ALL..WE NEED HELP...
THESE NEW SPACES WILL COST AGAIN, ANOTHER $30,000 TO PUT TOGETHER AND RUN ANNUALLY...
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
or google the Warren Magengo Foundation, in Warren Pennsylvania.
be a part of it all!
We are totally non profit. We all work totally as volunteers.
WE pay our own way. Every cent raised goes straight to the Orphanage, to the children.
Keep in touch!!