The Arusha Times

US Volunteers visit local orphanages – A group of seven officials and volunteers from KidCare International, a humanitarian relief organization that strives to make a lasting difference in the quality of life for children especially orphans in the global community, last week visited orphanages in Arusha City and Arumeru District.

The group from California, USA started the visit on the 7th ending on the 10th of June. The officials included the President Pastor Larry Kapchinsky who first visited Chiswea center in December last year. Two of the volunteers shared with the street children their life experiences. They told the street children at Chiswea center that they had also gone through the life being experienced by the kids but by God’s grace they were able to come out of that kind of life. They urged the street children to do away with street life and drugs and accept to live in orphanage centers where they will be rehabilitated. They came with 15 large sport bags full of children clothes, shoes and toys and have donated them to five (5) orphanages centers, Chiswea, Samaritan Village, Shalom, CCF, and Green Hope for children. Also, they had an opportunity to share their experience with the staff of the orphanages as well as gather more information of which is required by the centers in order to enable them to realize their mission and vision. On the 9th of June they visited Mto-wa-Mbu Primary School in Monduli District where they donated textbooks and food subsides under one of their programs known as PAL – Promise for African Literacy whose aim is to bring books and bread to African children.