Supporting village children into school in Benin

by HANDS AROUND THE WORLD
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin
Supporting village children into school in Benin

Project Report | Dec 21, 2023
Final Benin Report December 2023

By Bridget Higginson | Executive Officer - HATW

Christian with children and staff at CPG in July.
Christian with children and staff at CPG in July.

Thank you for your support of Chez Papa Geoff orphanage and the Benin partnership. This GlobalGiving project has been running now for twelve years and has made a real difference to the lives of children in Affame in Benin as you will have read in past reports.

2023 was a successful year for Hands Around the World fundraising. In addition to the funds raised here, we received a number of grants from trusts and foundations for Benin. This means that for the time being we have sufficient funds for this project.

When the link with Affame began back in 2001, HATW was working with the community to construct buildings including a maternity home, a clinic, and a small orphanage. When floods washed away the school, we helped rebuild it - on stilts!

Over recent years, much of our support has been channelled towards Chez Papa Geoff orphanage and a huge amount of effort has gone towards making sure that the orphanage will one day become self-sufficient. Thanks to the incredible efforts of a highly skilled volunteer and the commitment of the local team, including the children, there is a successful farm attached to the project. This provides food and a source of income which, as the palm trees mature, is set to increase over the coming years.

It is time therefore to pause and consider future plans. We will continue to work with our Benin field coordinator, Christian, as we plan for the future, reviewing the sustainability strategy and the governance of the project. If you would like to keep up to date with news on this and other projects, please sign up to our newsletter: https://hatw.org.uk/latest-news/

We are pausing the project for now; if you have a recurring donation, your gifts will now go towards similar work supporting school lunches and access to education for highly disadvantaged children in Rwanda and Zambia. Many of the children supported through our lunches project include orphans and homeless street children for whom each day is a struggle to survive. You can learn more about this fantastic, life-changing work at the below link. We hope you’ll find our school lunches work inspiring and that you’ll be happy to continue supporting HATW through this project, though of course we understand if you would prefer to withdraw your support at this juncture, in which case please make the relevant request to your bank to halt your recurring donations.

Our school lunches project:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/its-hard-to-learn-when-you-are-hungry/

Thank you once again for your generous support!

The CPG farm is making good progress.
The CPG farm is making good progress.

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HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

Location: MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Bridget Higginson
Monmouth , Monmouthshire United Kingdom

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