Tanzania: Helping Orphans in Tanzania

Tanzania: Helping Orphans in Tanzania

 

We have a very exciting special project that needs your urgent attention!

Palms for Life volunteer Liz Ross will be traveling to Tanzania in East Africa this summer to work with disabled orphans in the city of Bukoba. Her work will only be possible with your contribution to cover the expenses of her trip.

 

These children desperately need help in learning how to live with missing limbs and other disabling conditions. Liz will bring her extensive experience in fitness and physical rehabilitation to help the children strengthen and condition their bodies. In her prior work in Niger, West Africa, Liz created strength and conditioning programs for many athletes in several different sports and also helped found a national women’s basketball team which is still in existence today.

 

Liz will leave at the end of June and spend six weeks in Tanzania. Her trip will have a lasting impact beyond her six-week stay in Tanzania, as she will also spend time training local staff and establishing a regular sports activity schedule to utilize existing local athletic resources. “My focus will be on enhancing the strength and mobility of these disabled orphans with the aim of increasing their independence and quality of life,” Liz said.

 

For the children, Liz’ expertise will be life-changing. In many cases, Liz will be the only professional who will work with these children during their entire lives.

 

You can help her make that difference.

 

In order for Liz to fulfill this important mission, Palms for Life needs your contribution to help towards her minimal expenses of $3,000. Please click HERE and on Donate Now next to Volunteers for Life to give to this important cause and enable Liz’ efforts to go forward.

All contributions of $50.00 or more will receive a FREE Palms for Life T-shirt.

 

If you would like to help Liz and further our efforts to alleviate poverty, please send a link to this blog to others.

 

We have many new partnerships with great NGOs and exciting projects that need the help of wonderful and generous people like you. These programs include feeding and educating impoverished children in Africa and Latin America, donating computers to indigenous children in Ecuador, providing micro-credit to poor women-headed households in Angola, improving maternal and child health in Burkina Faso, and many others. You will find more information about these projects on our website.

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By | 2011-10-13T14:49:32+00:00 June 10th, 2007|Our Views, Our Work, Volunteers for Life|0 Comments

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