This year, our goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase a small building, laptops, sewing machines, desks, chairs, and additional supplies to expand our Vocational Training Programs.
Currently, space is rented 6 months at a time. By providing the children with their own space, they will have a secure and permanent location to store all the machines and equipment. By purchasing more machines, additional orphans can enroll and they can offer classes to the general public thus charge a small fee to help cover their utility expenses and personal needs.
Join our efforts of empowering the orphans to become self-sufficient.
The Sewing Program was launched in 2017. Funds raised during our first Empowered Fashion Show Fundraiser, allowed us to purchase 3 sewing machines and materials. The children in Goma made clothing that were worn during the event.
The orphanage has 10 sewing machines with a goal of getting them 20 machines. There are 20 children currently enrolled in the sewing program. Learn more about the event here:
The Computer Training Program was launched in 2018 and currently has 20 children enrolled.
They are learning to use Microsoft office and how to navigate the internet to increase their Administrative skills. These skills will help them either gain employment or with their own business.
Children who complete the program will have the skills to offer classes to the general public thus charge a small fee to help cover their utility expenses and personal needs.
In the spring of 2019, we received an anonymous donation to purchase a small plot of land to help grow food for the children. We decided to not only grow food, but also teach the children a very useful skill. Over 20 children are enrolled in our Agricultural program where they are learning how to raise crop and livestock.
In September of 2019, they enjoyed their first harvest! That first batch covered one meal for half the children. We hope to purchase an additional small plot of land to increase production.