Outlook Issue 14 Spring 2011
News and Views from St. Mary's Woodbridge
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Tanzanian return
Tanzanian return.. Diane Milan Spent over two years in Tanzania setting up a project for home-based care and prevention of HIV AIDS. She returned in February two years later to see how it was getting on. I had a very happy return to Ndanda in south-east Tanzania and found the project flourishing with many of the people I had known faithfully carrying out their work, with the ways of working I had introduced still very much in evidence. What was quite new was the work with orphans and other vulnerable children (called MVC Most Vulnerable Children in Tanzania) and the Grandmothers who are caring for many children in the wake of HIV AIDS. Orphans and other vulnerable children There are now 503 children being cared for in their homes by the project. 18 new village volunteers have been trained, specialising in child care. They wear red T-shirts saying in Swahili ‘Help the Children – build the nation of tomorrow’. Their job is to support the MVC Supervisor (a young Tanzanian social worker) in assessing the children’s needs, agreeing a plan, and then monitoring the child’s progress. Quiz night for Zimbabwe Saturday 7TH May at 7.30pm St. Mary’s Church Centre £10 per team up to 6, or £2 per person, including refreshments. Children free. To reserve a table and for travel details email: charles_croydon@hotmail.com or telephone: 01394 383000 or 01394 382030 IN AID OF TEARFUND’S WORK, TRANSFORMING LIVES IN ZIMBABWE