Forever Angels Baby Home Providing love, care and an interim family home to orphaned and abandoned infants in Mwanza, Tanzania. www.foreverangels.org
Forever Angels Baby Home Tanzania is in Africa. It is the 5th poorest country in the world. Forever Angels Baby home is in Mwanza, near Lake Victoria.
Forever Angels Baby Home • Tanzania has one of the most famous national parks in the world – The Serengeti. • The Serengeti is perhaps most famous for its lions, elephants and other wild animals. • Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras migrate through the Serengeti every year. • Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro.
Forever Angels Baby Home • Population Facts • 99% African • 1% (Asian, European, and Arab) • More than 130 tribes in Tanzania • Maasai are a famous tribe • Maasai men are warriors. They protect their tribe, their cattle and their grazing lands. • The Maasai women are responsible for all domestic tasks which include making their homes. • Houses are made from mud, sticks, grass, cow dung and urine.
Forever Angels Baby Home • Children have to work from an early age in Tanzania • Have you ever had to carry a huge pot of water down a dusty street for miles, every morning? Many Tanzanian children can not afford to go to school. • Orphaned children have to beg in the streets for food
Forever Angels Baby Home • Most people in Tanzania live on a food called Ugali. • Ugali looks like mashed potato, but it tastes like uncooked dough. • It is made from 6 cups of water and 4 cups of maize flour or white cornmeal that has been finely ground. • Imagine eating this for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day?
Forever Angels Baby Home • The schools in Tanzania have about 80 – 100 children in one class. • They don’t have equipment like whiteboards, libraries and computers….in fact, most do not even have chairs and tables! • Look around your school and see how much equipment there is. Can you imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have anything?
Forever Angels Baby Home • There are more than 1.5 million • orphans living in Tanzania. • For every 10 children that are • born, one dies. • By 2010 it is expected that one in every ten children in Tanzania under the age of 15 will be an orphan. • Tanzania is in a desperate situation and the children are the ones who are suffering.
Forever Angels Baby Home • Knowing this….Forever Angels was ‘born’ • Forever Angels Baby Home is our first project • We will care for up to 20 orphaned and abandoned infants from birth to 5 years old • We will care for all their basic needs: • Health • Nutrition • Clothing • Shelter • Development • Love
Forever Angels Baby Home • Our priority is to reunify children with their biological family wherever possible. • Where this is not an acceptable solution, Forever Angels will work with Social Welfare to try to find adoptive families for the children
Forever Angels Baby Home • This is what our Baby Home looks like. • It is a loving environment for children to grow, be nurtured and be loved until we can find them a new family of their own.
Forever Angels Baby Home Forever Angels truly believes that in Africa – a child needs a family.
Forever Angels Baby Home • How can you help? • Get your Mums and Dads, Aunties, Uncles, anybody you know to go to our website…. • www.foreverangels.org • Tell them about the Baby Home and ask them if they can sponsor an orphaned baby. • Maybe your family could help you to organise a sponsored event to help to raise some money to support the orphans at Forever Angels?
Forever Angels Baby Home Lets make Africa Smile