These are some members of the TOF youth group. This group mainly dropped out of school because of lack of funding. Most were orphaned very young and been raised by their grandparents. They are willing to take up vocational training to help them move forward but we don’t have the funds to support them as yet. They are supported by Amref international to perform plays teaching the youth about safe sexual behaviors.
They also collectively as one unit are cultivating crops to help sustain themselves. We have supported this process from conception and will continue to help them grow as a group. We are working hard to secure funds to purchase ploughs and bulls for them. They are very hard working young adults and it’s a joy to work with them.
They have meetings twice a month with TOF chairman to keep the foundation up to date with their progress. We will work towards securing funds to support them individually as well so that they are in better positions to support themselves and their families. TOF foundation supports this group with every obstacle they come across and guidance is at hand all the time. We will succeed with them because they understand the core beliefs that the foundation stands for.
OUR VALUED VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers play a great role in our work. The Okwir Foundation UK recruits volunteers to travel to Akara village to teach the children of Akara primary school English, field games and help out with whatever is necessary. They sacrifice their time and money to do good for others and great appreciation and admiration goes out to them. Here are some images of our volunteers at work.
This year 2014 we are very fortunate to have 4 volunteers traveling to teach the children English and help with other projects. I am sure the experiences were enriching for our volunteers and hope this group too enjoy their stay.
For more information about volunteering with The Okwir Foundation, please contact the Cheltenham office.
The Okwir Foundation
Cheltenham Film Studios
Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN United Kingdom
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