13 Mar
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NEEMA housing project

In 2016 the Overseas Relief Fund teamed up with Neema Crafts – an organisation that works to create opportunities for people who have been considered a burden by society and change societies negative attitudes towards them. With the support of  the company EG and Australian Paralympian Adam Kellerman We were able to build new homes for a number Neema staff, helping them and their communities  overcome adversity and break down some of the barriers and stereo types that had left them with immense life struggles.

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17 May
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Baguia Computer Program

A computer program was established by Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund and it has been received very well in the community. Using donated laptops, students and adults from the area come to the Computer Centre in Baguia for regular classes, with some walking for hours to get there. Local teachers have been trained [...]
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17 May
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Baguia Food Program

A food program has been established in the Baguia Orphanage for over 10 years. Each month money is sent to facilitate the purchasing of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat for the children residing in the centre. There has also been emergency food supplies given to Baguia Orphanage when there is a particular shortage of food [...]
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17 May
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Baguia Orphanage

Over several years, Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund has assisted Baguia Orphanage with maintenance of the rooms, building of new storage space, erecting of a security fence and the resurfacing of the courtyard. Due to advice from engineers, a plan to build a second storey on the existing building was cancelled. Through the [...]
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17 May
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Children’s Care Centre, Aceh

The Childrens Care Centre set up by Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund and Muhammadiyah, was established in Banda Aceh to assist unattached or seperated children after the 2004 Tsunami. The new and permanent site was officially opened on the 15th of March 2009. Officiating at the opening ceremony was Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Bill Farmer, the Vice-Governor of Aceh, Mr Muhamad Nazar, the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Dr Sudibyo Markus, Father Chris Riley (CEO) and Tony Stewart MP (Chairman) of Youth Off The Streets Overseas Relief Fund.

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17 May
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Migoli Hospital

The Migoli region is an extremely remote area of Tanzania and is home to many Maasai families. Due to its isolated location, many of the local villagers do not have access to health care. The Migoli Hospital is run by the Sisters of Migoli Parish and serves to assist people living in the area. Tanzania is one of the countries worst affected by malaria. The majority of the country is malaria endemic and the Migoli region is particularly affected. With the malaria treatment costing approximately $17 AUD, this is unaffordable for many locals and the Migoli Hospital estimate that around 3 people die per week once they have reached their Health Centre. This number is estimated to be even greater for those who cannot get to hospital.

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17 May
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St Johns Orphanage, Iringa

St Johns Orphanage Centre was established as a reposnse to the significant amount of unattached children in the Iringa region of Tanzania. The orphanage is run by the Mwilafi family and has local volunteers helping to care for the children and helping with the cooking needs. The children who are of school age all attend the local primary school, Ipologo Primary School.

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17 May
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St James Secondary School, Iringa

St James Secondary School currently has 305 local students and orphans enrolled from Form I-IV who are sitting their O-Levels. In 2016, it will increase to accommodate Form V and in 2017 St James will complete their Advanced Level accrediation with Form VI. All students board on site and are looked after by teachers, support staff and cooks.

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