HEKIMA WALDORF SCHOOL:
The Hekima Waldorf School is a private English speaking primary school, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At the school and the Kindergarten are 172 pupils enrolled at the moment. The school was founded 14 years ago by two tanzanian families who wanted to establish a new school in Tanzania with a better education for their children.
In 2005 a teacher of the Hekima school came up with the idea of establishing an orphan-project at the school. The school didn’t want to be only a school for the rich tanzanian people but also a school for poor people without a big future. The aim was to establish a good understanding between rich and poor people. Both should be educated the same way with an understanding for each other.
In 2005 and 2006 the school managed to find sponsors from Europe who were willing to donate some money for this orphan project. The Organizations “Freunde der Erziehungskunst” and “IHF” helped the school and now in 2011 we do have 49 orphans at our school who are able to get a proper education. 30% of those orphans are living in orphanages. The others are living (some in very bad conditions) at the home of relatives.
In our project we want to take care of the 70% of our orphans who are living in bad conditions at the home of relatives. Orphans who are raised by a young sister, an old half-blinded grandfather, etc. are often a burden to its relatives. There is a shortage of food anyway and the conditions of the homes of such families are very, very bad. Some don’t have proper houses. Rats, mosquitoes and a certain smell of feces are quite normal. And the orphans are often the last ones in such a “family” who get food or clothes.
Some of the orphans come to school in such bad conditions that they are not teachable. Some didn’t get any food during the weekend; others don’t have proper shoes. And some are sick but there is no money left to bring them to hospital.
For such children our project is meant! Because of the fact that also our school doesn’t have enough money to take care of the orphans, we hope that we will find some people who are willing to help us! We want to give some of the orphans who are almost starving a good breakfast in the morning before school starts. And we want to go with them to the hospital if they are sick. And we want to buy some new clothes for the poorest of them.
Needs of 2011/2012:
200 Euro for health and food
100 Euro for clothes and shoes
We would be delighted if somebody will be interested and support our project!
Thank you for taking responsibility, for giving a future!
For any further questions you are most welcome to contact us directly through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania