My Trip to Tanzania!
When? November 1st 2011 - May 1st 2012
Where? I will be traveling to the northern part of Tanzania in the Oldeani Village, which is adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the Rift Valley.
Who? I am volunteering for the Tanzanian Children's Fund. The Children's Fund has built and fully funded an orphanage that supports 80 orphans from the ages of 2-19. Many of the children have been orphaned because their parents have died from AIDS/HIV or because they are unwanted or at-risk. The Children's Fund also helps educate and manage the local primary school. They provide supplies, uniforms, and medical attention for students. They have also started a microfinance program for the families in the village.
Who knew the founder, India Howell went to UVM and their Chairman lived in Montpelier. Go Vermont!
What? I will be living in one of the buildings with another volunteer, two local 'mommas' and twelve orphans. At the orphanage I will be doing everything from getting the kids out of bed in the morning to tutoring to creating after school activities. I will also be there to help improve their local schools mathematics programs and curriculum. Most importantly I will give my love!
Donations- Please write checks out to me: Jill Kellogg- 1190 Dorney Rd Breinigsville PA 18031. I am leaving November 1st, sorry for the late notice! I will be writing one big check out to TCF, making sure to acknowledge all who donated, their information, and their donation amounts!
*For more information about the Tanzanian Children Fund please visit: http://www.tanzanianchildrensfund.org/