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Children's Community Center

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The concept of a Children's Community Center was conceived of in 2007 when FFCC traveled to Singida Town in Tanzania Africa. At the time 60% of the population of this town was 16 years old & younger and many of the kids were living on the streets having lost their parents to AIDs & other poverty related diseases. With this concerning situation in mind, FFCC in collaboration with another NGO & the Singida Town community leaders came together and developed the idea of a Children's Community Center. 

 

This Center was built in 2008 and to date serves approximately 800 children each day. In partnership with the local government, FFCC provides the Fight Against Hunger meals that feed these children each day and the government is responsible for the  necessary uniforms and school fees. This allows the kids to receive an education and therefore hope for a brighter future. Basic medical care is also available. Because the financial burden of food, education & medical care is taken care of for these children, extended family members are often able to take these kids into their homes giving them the love & shelter they wouldn't otherwise be able to provide.

 

This model has been so successful in Singida Town that the Governor of another region in Tanzania has requested FFCC to come and build another Children's Center in the Simiyu Region. We hope to break ground for this new Center in the town of Bariadi in January 2015. For ways you can support this new effort in Bariadi or help to continue the success of the Singida Town Center, contact Phil Harris (philffcc@san.rr.com) or Tina Socha (tina.socha@ffccsd.org).

 

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