Our first actions were to support the ‘Afrinena’ Orphanage and the survival of the 50 children who lived there. We did this mostly with our own financial means and with the help of donations of our friends and acquaintances.
Since the founding of the organization in October of 2017, we have been able to provide living essentials for 25 orphans and school education for a few.
This summer we flew to Uganda and bought mattresses, mosquito nets and toiletries for all the children. We were also able to conduct surveys of the orphans, collecting their birthdays, photographs and life stories.
Through this we have been able to find sponsors for half the children, thus ensuring their eduction. We have focused mainly on the older children, because their degree or apprenticeship makes it possible for them to care not only for themselves but also others.
We have given these children hope, and the difference was clearly visible. No longer were there pronounced hunger pains and many were more self-confident. One cannot imagine the the spark in a child’s eyes with a little food and chance at survival.
Our next steps is the buying of the grounds and the construction of a school complex for the Afriena Orphanage outside of the slums. As education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.
When we have wrapped up with Afriena, a true matter of the heart, our main focus will be on the Ssese Islands. This group of 84 islands lays on Uganda’s Lake Victoria. There are hardly any schools here, no medical help, and the children are forced to help with their parents’ fishing in order to make ends meet. Here you will find the lowest education and the highest mortality rates and we want to start a sustainability project, (environment, education, health and community.) Together with a friend and cooperations partner who has lived on the islands for 6 years in a tent, trying to make the world a little bit better.
Our goal is help for self help! Only partners and projects that can stand on their own legs after completion are supported. In addition to financial help, know-how transfer in organization and management is our speciality. This is a lot of work and means daily cooperation, this is where our skills in project and change management are best used.
We are a small organization, not only do we guarantee that 100% of every donated euro will go to its respected project because other costs otherwise incurred would otherwise be borne by us. But also that the required know-how is proved personally on site.
Your Stream of Life Team