Vocational School in Kibera, Kenya
Kibera is a slum on the edge of Nairobi where a million people are unimaginably poor. But worse, they lack the prospect of a better future. The crime rate is high, as hopelessness drives even the bright, diligent young people to desperation.
Land had been given for an eight classroom Vocational School . This facility has the capacity to train up to 180 students per year in computer skills and the practical fields of welding, tailoring, accounting, auto mechanics, woodworking, electrical training and catering/cooking.
African Leadership was working diligently to provide the bulk of more than $200,000 needed to make this school a reality. It was the desire of Fabulous Friends for Africa to provide the final funds to give these young people a chance to know the joy of fulfilling work, and a better life. By providing job skill training and a job, the whole dynamics change. Education will empower the individual now and for generations to come.
Orphan Care in Lizulu, Malawi
The Lizulu Orphan Care project is an expansion of a community effort which has been helping care for orphans for about ten years. The project is in a rural community where the average household lives on less than 75 cents per day. About 3,000 orphans, who have lost one or both parents, live in the community. The few surviving parents are often sick, and if healthy, are overwhelmed by the needs of those around them.
Prior to 2009, the project provided food, clothing, blankets, medical and spiritual care and education for 360 orphans. Thanks to funds from our dance more orphans have been added to the rolls. The orphans will continue to live in homes in the community, enabling both the children and the surviving adults to retain dignity as well as a sense of belong to a family. The cost for providing food, clothing, education assistance, medical care, blankets and toiletries for an orphan is $200 per year.