Annual review 2018: Much achieved – and still more ahead
Three school cooperations, 21 arranged sponsorships and many generous donors:
With the help of our numerous supporters, we were able to achieve a lot last year. But that’s no reason to put your feet up! Also for the new year we have planned a lot…
After Weltherz e.V. was officially registered in 2017, the homepage finally went live in spring 2018 and made it possible for us to bring interested parties and potential supporters closer to our goals. We were also able to give regular updates about our visits, life in the Hope Home and our activities via our Facebook account.
Through the network of our families, friends and acquaintances, the reports in the local newspapers Main-Post and Main-Echo as well as our stand at the Marktheidenfelder Christmas Market, we were able to quickly win many people for the good cause and arrange a total of 21 sponsorships: eleven children’s sponsorships, which ensure the basic needs of the children and young people, six school sponsorships, which ensure school education, as well as four project sponsorships for the new construction of the children’s and women’s shelter/advice centre. In 2018 we were able to register 6 children in private schools. In 2019, we would also like to place the remaining children in sponsorships and enable other children to attend school. We are also working towards taking out health insurance for all children.
We are especially happy that we have been able to inspire the youngest ones for our heart project. The pupils of the vocational school centre Wertheim, the Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Gymnasium Wertheim and the Comenuis Realschule Wertheim collected a lot for the children in the Hope Home last year.
Our Christmas campaign was also very well received. With “One month without worries” we can supply the Hope Home 2019 with rent and electricity for three months, water for 12 months and 25 chickens.
Development of a network in Tanzania
During the meanwhile three visits of our association members in Tanzania we were able to build up a local network to authorities, schools, affected persons, foster families and other volunteers. This gave us a concrete picture of the living conditions in Tanzania, the social structures, the cooperation with authorities and the effects of legal requirements. In the many discussions we had, we realised that not only orphans and street children belong to the population group that is exposed to great dangers. Since girls and women in particular need protection, we would like to orient our future project holistically and build one. In order to be recognised locally and to be able to act bindingly, we will register as an association in Tanzania in 2019.
We also use our visits to invest the donations of our supporters on the spot. In 2018, for example, we purchased a gas stove and bicycles for the way to school, bought books, school uniforms and materials, and paid bills for electricity and water. On our next visit at the end of January, we will continue to use donations from our Christmas campaign this year to buy a fridge and a washing machine. In addition, we want to hire a college graduate social worker to take the strain off Sarah and Joseph and learn regularly with the students. In 2019, we also want to push ahead with our future project, the construction of the children’s and women’s shelter/advice centre, and are in regular contact with the authorities and architects.
We are full of confidence and start the new year with a lot of zest for action. We need your support again! Show your heart!