To all those wonderful supporters who have dropped off donations or taken a tour of the orphanage… we would like to hear from you!
Simply email info(at)vulnerablechildren.ca [replace (at) with @] or post a comment on this post to connect. We’d love to have you guest blog about your experience, and share some photos form your visit!
Wow – our first month as a society has been a whirlwind!
First of all, our sincere thanks to all the fabulous people who donated or sponsored kids… after just one month, we have :
- 21 Faya child sponsorships
- 5 community child; and
- 4 community family sponsorships!
Our goal is $1600 in sustainable on-going, monthly core funding… this means $1600 that we can count on every month from sponsors to support Faya Orphanage as well as the overhead for the community program. We are now at $732 – which is pretty great – from Faya Child sponsorships as well as a little from each of the other sponsorships.
Thanks so much – and please spread the word to get other people involved. We still have $868 in sustainable, core funding to go!
Recently we have had the privilege of visiting Faya Orphanage in June 2010. When we arrived the kids were at the gate waiting for us. They came running to greet us with hugs and smiles. It didn’t take long for the young boys to grab my husband and take him to the yard to play football!
I had a lovely young girl sit on my lap most of the time. She just needed some snuggles and smiles.
The older children were at school as they now have medicine and are healthy enough to attend school. The staff introduced us to each child and were sure to take us through every room of the small property. They were so proud to point out to us many items that have been provided for Faya over the last year or so with the help of Arnica and friends from Canada. There was shelves, cribs, dressers a radio and many other items that were recently provided for Faya Orphanage.
They told us how much this has blessed the orphanage and we could see the relief and gratefullness in their tired faces. All this time we could smell and hear the popcorn popping and the coffee roasting…. We had been in Ethiopia long enough to know that this meant a coffee ceremony would be happening. Very soon they ushered us into the nice yard which has a mango tree- the children love this! Here we were humbled as they performed the coffee ceremony for us.
Having visited and supported numerous orphanages in Kenya and Ethiopia we were so impressed with the care that the children at Faya receive.
Guest Blogger: Rebecca Fulchers
Congratulations! So far, we are a third of the way to our goal of sustainable, on-going funding!
To support Faya Orphanage, we need approximately $1700 Canadian (at current exchange rates) per month in on-going sponsorships. This amount is crucial for the children to be taken care of at Faya, as well as the administration of the House 2 House program. (Additional direct costs of the community House 2 House program are on top of this.)
Thank you so much to the wonderful people who have signed on as sponsors, and to the other wonderful folks who have made a one-time donation, which is helping us meet our obligations this month!
Please encourage your friends and family to get involved as well.
Vulnerable Children Society Board Members
Please pass this video along to your friends… and consider being a sponsor through the Vulnerable Children Society.
Thank you to Rob Wolf, the guidance counsellor at St. Mary’s Academy in Sherbrooke, NS!
Through their Spartans Global Initiatives program, he is organizing a bottle drive with his students to raise money for Faya Orphanage, via theVulnerable Children Society.
Go Spartans, go!