CHISWEA (children of the street welfare association) is a small centre located in the streets of Arusha that provides street kids housing and food. Their goal is to give them back a perspective in life by reintegrating them into social life and the educational system so they can lead an autonomous and self-determined life.
Unfortunately, the only sponsor they had stopped its support in 2012, so since then CHISWEA has been struggling a lot. Besides a lack of environmental facilities (water, ..), the consequences of this are found in shortage of food and support of counsellors.
Currently the centre is run by only one street-worker on a volunteer base, as the rest of the staff (cooks, teachers, social workers,..) had left as their wages could not be payed anymore.
Due to that the 34 adolescents do not receive the care they need nor deserve.
For more information about the centre or supporting it check out Mario Rigby's homepage (http://www.mariorigby.com/chiswea), the homepage made by 2 social-work students from Austria (- though there s unfortunately only the German version of the website online right now - ) or don't hesitate to send me a personal message for any questions!
Please donate, even the smallest contribution can help sustain this orphanage.
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