AVUREFA - Blog

Football match in Moshi

Last Sunday our football team from the kijana kwanza project was invited by some friends from Moshi for a friendly football match. We were lucky the weather was good in Moshi as it was not raining, the game was planned to start around 12:30 pm. The team was ready but not all of them made it to join the group, because it was Sunday and they had to go church and others were preparing themselves for the end of the

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New project coming up

Thanks to a generous donation, we can realize a dream and build our own home for our children from Gate Way. We started the construction of the Cevahir Center in November 2022. The children should be able to move into the new building in December 2023. It is a big compound with the Gate Way Center, a Kitchen and Laundra, an Office, a room for Physiotherapy, room for a daycare and a workshop. We will start

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Final Exames done

Last Friday, the two boys, Joseph and Johnson, wrote their seventh grade final exam. Now we have to wait for the results. If they pass the exams, they will start secondary school in January. In the meantime, they spend some time at home with their mother. On Saturday we brought them home and had lunch together with their mother.

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Johnson’s Birthday

On Saturday we celebrated Johnson’s birthday at Gate Way Rehabilitation Center. Together with our volunteer and member of AVUREFA Schweiz, Bernadette, the children baked pizza. They were busy helping to roll out the dough and topping the pizza. The children had been asking for pizza for a long time, so they were very happy about it. For dessert, there was a birthday cake for Johnson, which he shared with all of us.

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Rose – How everything started

Rose was the reason that the director from AVUREFA, Eunice, came up with the idea to have this centre for children with disabilities. Rose had many different disabilities. She suffered from hydrocephalus, incontinence, paralyzed lower extremities and she was blind. Eunice heard about this girl and visited her at home. She lived in a small house in a poor neighborhood. She did not have a wheelchair, which means she moved with her hands on the ground.

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