The Arusha Times

KidCare International supports Chiswea Center – Chiswea a voluntary, non-Governmental Organization dedicated to improve the lives of children living in difficult circumstances in Arusha municipality has been granted a three year endowment for food worth US $300 per month by a nonprofit organization known as KidCare International of the United States of America (USA). KidCare International is a humanitarian relief organization that strives to make a lasting difference in the quality of life for orphans and desperately disadvantaged children in the global community. It launched its support in Arusha in March 2006 after Ellans Tanzania Limited, Books and Educational Materials Suppliers Director Mr. Stephano Ole-Teveli visited the home early this year. KidCare International’s three officials including the President Pastor Larry Kapchinsky visited the center in December last year and were briefed on the activities of the center. The budget for the center was Ths. 120,000/=per month for 30 children. KidCare in February 2006 agreed to supplement the food budget by providing US $300 per month in a form of monthly food baskets delivered by a KidCare International representative Stephano Ole-Teveli. KCI assistance came in March 2006 in the form of KidPaks full of clothes and monthly food baskets. The assistance helped to improve the weekly food menu and now the center’s children are eating a balanced diet and having three meals in a day. Earlier the center catered one meal a day. Apart from assisting the Chiswea Center, KCI is in collaboration with Promise for African Literacy (PAL) of USA which supports two schools in Africa: one in South Africa called Isiphiwo Primary School and the other one in Tanzania, Arusha called Mto-wa-Mbu Primary School. Both schools are supplied with textbooks and lunch for students.