13 Mar
  • By Mitch Rose
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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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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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