World Trust for Children

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The World Trust for Children is a non- profit humanitarian organization which encourages, promotes and supports projects that enhance sustainable development in the Southern Hemisphere. Our fundamental objective is to fund projects that result in lasting, positive shifts towards sustainable living. All initiatives are undertaken with the full cooperation, and at the behest of local governments … (full text english Homepage).

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About: We are passionate about the elimination of child poverty in the Southern Hemisphere. The poverty-stricken children and orphans that we support are important to us. They depend on our aid and assistance for their survival and well being. Besides education, health care and food aid, there are many other ways to help make a difference in the life of a poverty stricken child. If you would like to help, please contact us for more information. Dinah LaGrange (Public Relations), Fr. Peddy Castillino (Micro-Finance), Marlene Liverpool (Donations), Nathan Proulx (Voluntourism), Dr. Jakub Kowalczyk (Medical). 

Field stories:

School is the only hope for a future for young African girls, but they need food, sponsors, books and supplies to make it happen. Your financial gift will give hope and help them to build a future.

This is the story of life at an African boarding school for 106 girls including Witti, Sophia and Ghati. Witti dreams of becoming the first female president of Tanzania. School is the only hope for a future for young African girls, but they need food, sponsors, books and supplies to make it happen. Your financial gift will give hope and help them to build a future. This is the story of life at an African boarding school for 106 girls including Witti, Sophia and Ghati. Witti dreams of becoming the first female president of Tanzania.

It was Chief Wanzagi family that donated the land to build our school which has three teachers. The curriculum includes English, Biology, Religion, Mathematics, Computer, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, History, Swahili and Civics.

When the teachers arrived at our school they lived without electricity and water for the first two weeks. There were three small buildings, an outdoor kitchen (four poles covered with a straw roof) and an out-house toilet shed at the end of a grassy path with lots of snakes and wild animals. The toilet is about a block away from the main buildings and we had to walk there at nights in the dark. But because of the danger at nights the teachers recently put some lamps along the path. However, whenever there’s a power outage we still have to walk in the dark two or three times during the night to use the toilet. We normally go to the toilet in large groups because we are scared and in Africa bad things can happen at nights.

When the teachers came from America to the Musoma Region they had no means of transportation so they had to use the local kamikaze buses called Dalla Dalla. Every Dalla Dalla driver thinks that he’s a Formula One driver. Once you get on the bus and pay the fare there are no guarantees of ever coming out alive or reaching your destination. These “supped-up” speed demon mini buses are legally allowed to carry about 12 passengers but most carry a minimum of 25 plus fish baskets, live chicken, goats, bunches of green bananas, bicycles and mattresses. The girls at our school are terrified whenever they have to take the Dalla Dalla to go home during school break. We hear many stories of girls being inappropriately groped while in the Dalla Dalla or being dragged into the bushes and raped after getting off.

Our teachers do not like us to use the Dalla Dalla so they are making new transportation arrangements for us to go home for the next school holiday. Our teachers are very kind and helpful and they treat us like family. This is very special for most girls because they are orphans and don’t have anyone to love, protect or care for them. This school is very special because each of us has a small bed, a bucket and our own plastic cups and plates in different colors. Some girls have nets to protect from mosquito because malaria is a very BIG problem at our school … (full text field stories).

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