Ever since FISCH began in 2007, our vision has been to respond to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable children in an holistic way. That is, physical, spiritual, social and educational.
We envisioned two FISCH centres, the first in town, accessible to most of the children we encounter who are living or begging on the streets in Iringa. This has been achieved through the ‘Drop in Centre’.
The second centre we envisioned was away from the city streets, and would be a place where children could be rehabilitated over a longer period. This will include both on site accommodation, and vocational training facilities where these children can learn a trade such as sewing and carpentry, or other skills such as planting and harvesting, which they would learn if they were in their traditional family unit.
We have recently been exploring the opportunity to purchase a site which may be suitable to build the Rehabilitation and Vocational Centre on.
This has been spurred on with the help of two generous individuals from the U.K – Simon and Grace. Simon is a successful property developer and Grace an talented Architect with experience of working in Africa. They have encouraged us to be bold in our vision, and have offered to support us through their skills and knowledge, to bring this vision into reality.
Watch this space for further updates on the progress of this exciting venture.
If you would like to financially support the purchase of this site, and contribute to the development of the Rehabilitation and Vocational Training centre, please do so via a dedicated Just Giving page here.
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