Palms for Life Fund is thrilled to have been able to send our first volunteer Liz Ross on a very special mission in Bukoba, Tanzania. The trip was entirely sponsored by donations from you, our friends. Liz has spent four weeks working with dozens of orphans and disabled children, assisting them in their daily activities and promoting recreational events and physical conditioning. During her time there Liz lived and worked at the IZAAS center, which provides basic health and educational opportunities to children who would not otherwise have had them.
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A large part of Liz’s efforts were focused on the needs of the disabled and blind children whom she worked with on a frequent basis. These children often go without necessities here often considered basic, and suffer from near immobility. Liz, who is a personal trainer, developed an exercise regime that will keep the children occupied and improve their health long after she has left.
While Liz’ time in Bukoba has been worthwhile for the attention and joy she has brought to the children, there are also more lasting implications. She now has the acute information necessary to help fulfill the needs of these children. Liz identified many unmet needs, such as more wheelchairs and supplies that can make a world of difference in these children’s lives. There is also a pressing need for more Braile writers and paper for the blind, and more adequate transportation for the disabled children to be able to get around more easily and frequently.
With your ongoing help, we will be able to address these and many other needs that will greatly improve the welfare of the children of Bukoba.
Click here to enjoy the show of pictures taken by Liz during her trip.