Children  Benin Project #8520

Supporting village children into school in Benin

by HANDS AROUND THE WORLD Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

This project aims to get poor rural children cared for and into school. We have helped build classrooms and now have also completed and opened Chez Papa Geoff as a residential unit for needy orphaned and disabled children. Older children are sponsored into apprenticeships or further education. Purchasing land and providing agricultural equipment has been done to help the long-term sustainability of the project.

$18,786
total goal
$10,752
remaining
70
donors
1
monthly donor
7
years

Challenge

Benin is a poor African country and orphaned children are often the most needy, as are children with disabilities. We are supporting a local group which helps these most disadvantaged children, so that they may get in to school, access accommodation and / or treatment if required, and then later go on to vocational training or further education.

Solution

Building a residential unit in Affame gives good care and a safe home to a small number of vulnerable children. Enabling the local team to grow produce will provide a healthy diet and generate income for the project. A HANDS AROUND THE WORLD child sponsorship scheme allows for ongoing support, aiming to allow children to realise their potential and in future help to break the cycle of poverty.

Long-Term Impact

We hope that enabling larger numbers of children to access education will significantly impact on their lives. Particularly, educating girls is well known to have a dramatically beneficial effect on the health and well-being of the next generation, including improving child and maternal mortality rates.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hatw.org.uk
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Organization Information

HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

Location: MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.hatw.org.uk
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
David Steiner
Executive Officer
Monmouth, Monmouthshire United Kingdom

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