Global Roots and our community partners in Mtito Andei have been engaged in planning and continuing our investments in this multi-faceted project which has grown to include sustainable nutrition for the children, especially those chronically ill and taking HIV medications, food education, the planned vocational training camp and a more focused child engagement program to deal with the trauma many of the children have suffered. We are planning a service project in July 2011 where Global Roots volunteers and the local community will work on construction and child nutrition including the creation of on-site gardens with state of the art greenhouses for our three local partners, Rosina and the Baraka Orphange, the Matangini and the Matulani school.
With the support of our committed and generous donor, we have purchased the first of three greenhouses which has been set up at the Baraka orphanage. Local Global Roots’ liaison, James Odaba is providing oversight and support for the greenhouse logistics.
Based on the needs we have observed in our prior service trips, we are also developing a nutrition program for the young AIDs patients in the community with a local nurse and will be working with the her and our service corp volunteers to fine-tune it this summer based on resources we have available at that time. We hope to have a Global Roots volunteer with expertise in this arena along on the service trip in July.
We are pleased that we were able to procure the pro bono services of a talented international landscape architect who visited the area at our request this spring and has drafted plans for five bandas for the Matangini tribe that will stand beside our vocational school.
We are excited about the collaborative work that is beginning to bring the necessary resources to bear on the challenging social and environmental challenges in Mtito Andei. The community has determined what they believe will create a more positive and sustainable future for their children and Global Roots, with your support, is committed to working with them to realize their vision.
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