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THANK YOU

There are so many benefactors, philanthropic associations and grant-making bodies we would like to thank. Without their support, most of our work in Africa, Asia and South America would simply not be possible. This includes:

The Austin Bailey Foundation – The Three Oaks Trust – The Hetty George DRC Trust
Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain & Ireland

Ripon Inner Wheel Club, Buckingham Inner Wheel Club, Wellingborough Hatton Inner Wheel Club, Inner Wheel District 24, Otley Chevin Inner Wheel Club, Inner Wheel Club of Leeds

Rotary Clubs of Great Britain & Ireland

Rotary Club of Darwen, Abercarn and Newbridge Rotary Club, Rotary Club of the Deepings, Rotary Club of Sidcup, Rotary Club of Bournemouth North, Orpington Rotary Club, Hull Kingston Rotary Club, Newton-Le-Willows Rotary Club, Wrexham Erddig Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Barkingside

In addition, we would like to say a huge thank you to all our members, individual donors, long-term supporters and child’s sponsors for their generosity and trust in our mission.

Our Projects

Here are the projects we are currently involved with around the world.

Ecuador

In Ecuador we support under-resourced communities in the barrios of Guayaquil through individual sponsorships that include the delivery of educational and psychosocial services in order to reduce violence in early childhood.

Partner: JUCONI Ecuador

Mexico

In Mexico we support the provision of services to street-connected children and their families in the city of Puebla. We also give additional support to JUCONI’s ‘Early Childhood Development and Parent Attunement Programme’, designed to help one hundred and seventy street market children aged between 0 to 5 years old.

Partner: JUCONI Mexico

Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe we support the education of orphaned children in South Harare through an out-of-school programme. The programme offers accelerated learning for primary school children who have not attended school by the age of nine or who have dropped out before completing primary education. The centre also welcomes secondary school aged children that have failed to progress from primary to secondary school and those that dropped out before completing their secondary education.

Partner: Chiedza Child Care Centre

Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, we support the implementation of a village providing protection, health care, education and vocational training to girls living on the street and their children. The village now also offers a nursery school called ‘Beoogo Tienbo’ with facilities to welcome the children living in the shelter with their mothers. As part of the scheme, places for the children of low-income households from the surrounding community are also provided in order to be inclusive and facilitate the integration of the school in the locality.

Partner: Keoogo

India: Gummidipoondi

In Gummidipoondi we support a residential ‘Boys Town’ providing a home, food, education and health care to 100 boys from low income rural households. This involves secondary education from 6th to 12th Grade (12 – 18 years of age) and includes boarding during term time, eating nutritious food, receiving regular tuition from qualified teachers in general subjects, plus access to music classes, yoga and physical education.

Partner: Rotary Club of Madras

India: Bihar

In Bihar, we are supporting families of migrant workers through a livelihood programme and taking measures to help to get their school-age children back into education. 

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, migrant workers from villages in the rural areas of Bihar were employed in the city of Delhi, while their wives and children remained living in the villages. However, due to the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, the men lost their jobs and had to return home. As the poverty level of these families has risen, the children are now being pushed into the workforce to help to sustain them. The fact that these children are involved in labour and hazardous work is endangering their health and safety as well as depriving them of an education.

Partner: SARTHI

Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka we support a pre-school project for children called ‘Saplings’ that is housed in the premises of the Hindu College Ratmalana. SERVE was asked by the school to start this project because there were no pre-schools catering for low income children studying in Tamil in the area. The pupils will start Grade 1 of primary school when they are five years old and be entitled to free education.

Partner: SERVE

Latest News Stories

A Success Story from the Chiedza Out of School Programme in Zimbabwe

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Update on the ‘Beoogo Tienbo’ Nursery School in Burkina Faso

Beoogo Tienbo is a walled village developed as a shelter for young women and children [...]

A Success Story from our Sponsorship Programme at JUCONI Ecuador

Antonio was contacted by JUCONI four years ago when he was nine years old and [...]

News of a Former Sponsored Student at the Boys Town Project in India

We were delighted to hear more about how our sponsorship scheme with the Rotary Club [...]

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The main impact of our work is the behaviour change of children because of better mother-child communication, mother-child attachment and promoting positive family dynamics.

Gerrie Smit - Local partner in South Africa, New Life

In Uitsig, the main challenge is definitely the gang violence. It impacts the entire community, not just part of it. The parents are scared to bring their children out. The children are not allowed to play on the streets anymore because it is not safe. That’s where New Life provides a safe haven for them, because at least within the boundaries of our containers they feel that they belong and that they can be a child again, at least for those few minutes.

Kelly Mostert - Local partner in South Africa, New Life

Unemployment is a huge problem because people must survive and they have survival priorities at the cost of everything. Even the children.

Gerrie Smit - Local partner in South Africa, New Life

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