“Tuamoyo Street Children”
The mission of the month in June has been proposed by our interim pastor, Sam Wolff. Tuamoyo means “of the heart” in Swahili.
Sam Wolff writes about this project:
“In 1991 the local Anglican priest and I started a street children project to address the issue of thousands of street children on the streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. These children were displaced mainly by the aids epidemic that left many orphans as well as those who sought the call of the bright lights of the city to escape poverty.”
“We started with a soup kitchen and it grew, and in 1992 we registered it as an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). The constitution of this Mission forbids consideration of religious affiliation in determining which children to help. In other words, children of all faiths or none are welcome.”
“Tuamoyo Street Children continues on today, having continued to grow to meet the needs of the children, now with the ability to offer temporary housing, medical and educational care, food and counseling, as well as a program to help struggling families feed and educate their children so they do not or be forced to leave the home. One of the best ways to help street children is to work to keep them off the streets.”
“We operate on a very tight budget. I was Board Chair for many years, Cindy and I continue to keep up with the latest. ”
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