The Upendo Children’s home is a non-profit orphanage located in Moshi, Tanzania for local children. Some of them lost their mothers during delivery, other newborns were left behind in the hospital and others were abandoned on the streets.
A group of caring nuns known as the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood, along with groups of volunteers, provide the children ageing 0 years onwards with food, shelter and love, as well as basic education. Baby food is expensive in Tanzania, thus making it impossible for many families to take care of a baby whose mother has died. Many local children born into poverty do not receive any education because their families are unable to pay for it, let alone pay for their livelihood.
In order to support this honest cause we have assembled a team to climb the highest mountain on the continent, Mt Kilimanjaro, so that we can raise money for the orphanage. The team consists of four individuals, Sancho Barcia, a 17 year old student at Repton School Dubai. Michele Longhi, a fellow student of Sancho’s. Ben Thompson, Geography Teacher at Repton School and finally Neil Davies. We also hope to raise awareness of small foundations such as the Upendo Children’s Home, that provide opportunities to the next generation and help eliminate poverty in Moshi.
In our quest to help the Upendo Children’s Home, two members of the team, Michele and Sancho, will be volunteering for two weeks in the orphanage, teaching basic maths and english, caring for babies and disabled children and assisting in local construction work. Spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the children will give Sancho and Michele a real taste of what it’s like for the Sister’s of the precious blood that work there for their life.
In order for this project to be possible, we rely on your support, the children rely on your support.