What we do
The lack of access to basic needs and hard living conditions are great challenges faced by the population in Gairo. Particularly children who have lost parental care remain the most vulnerable. We therefore aim to work with the community to provide each child with a place they can call home and meet their basics needs.
Together with Bethel Orphan Support Centre, we are committed to creating a sustainable and feasible project that addresses the challenges faced by orphans aged 0 to 18, through two different phases:
Construction of the orphanage
Go ahead and hover above the plan to find out what we are building.
- Purchasing a suitable land
- Consulting Swiss and Tanzanian architects for a construction map
- Consulting companies for groundwater digging
- Approving the construction map and present it to Gairo district authority
- Obtaining the building permit by Gairo district
- Defining the final building plans
- Choosing construction workers and leader
- Starting the construction and inspect each stage of the construction along with Gairo district engineer
- Digging of the water well
- Building the guard house
- Building the concrete fence
- Building the living and dining room
- Building the kitchen and storage room
- Building the dormitories
- Building the office and guest house
- Buying and installing furniture
Chacha and his team are supervising the daily construction process along with Sandrine and Lara who are regularly travelling to the site.
We are committed on the long-term to the orphans’ daily care and the guarantee of their basic needs: Loving care & Housing, Food, Health and Access to Education. This will enable them to grow in favourable conditions and access a bright future,
We aim to provide a place 24 children can call home. Dorms are separated with 4 sharing and each child will be provided with a bed and a personal box. Bathrooms will also be located near the rooms. A matron will also be living with the children and have a private room, which can be used to provide extra care to children when needed and new-borns.
Moreover, several staff members will be appointed for the good functioning of the orphanage
The children will receive two meals per day (lunch and dinner) and will have tea and a snack in the morning.
Typical meals include Ugali, rice, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, greens and fruits. We will serve chicken or meat once a week.
A dining and living room will be constructed, and, considering the rich nature surrounding Gairo, Mango trees will be planted in the orphanage’s garden area.
Health services provided to orphans should be based on the concept of primary health care. This strategy strongly emphasizes preventive rather than curative care, because curative care places a much heavier burden on response resources.
- Initial Health Assessment is to identify health needs and to establish responses, recommendations, and priorities,
- Yearly health insurance,
- First-aid-kits to be made available and,
- Bi-monthly training on general hygiene (hand/body/teeth washing, sexual education).
We believe that education should be accessible to anyone and that it represents the key to personal development. Therefore, we aim to offer the children the opportunity to access education on a regular basis.
Gairo holds nursery, primary and secondary public schools which children of the orphanage will be attending.