Our orphanage has 396 orphans in total. Most of them living in our facility attending public & private schools in the local area. They are aged between 3 years 17 years old, boys and girls altogether. On top we have 83 children in secondary school – so they are staying at home only for their holidays.
Aside from having a home and something to eat every day, education is the most important thing in our orphanage. We try to get the best education for every single child. For this reason, we built our own private school next to the orphanage, called St. Helena Private School, where we educate our own children together with children from the neighborhood. The school grows every year. At the moment we do have baby-class and nursery, pre-unit and class 01 to 08.
Paying school fees for the children in secondary school and covering the feed for St. Helena’s School has been a big challenge so far. In case of a secondary school, we have to pay around $450 each year per child. The children in our own school are in need of roughly $150 to cover the salaries of the teacher, food, stationery supply and running costs like water, electricity and other small things. Therefore we need your support! If you wish to support one of the children, we and especially the children would be extremely grateful!
You may ask yourself what is included in daily life and education. We can promise you that you will cover all the basic needs of the children. Daily life includes three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, supper), medical care, general costs (water, fire-wood, electricity, salaries, security). Education includes teacher salaries, food (snack, lunch), stationery supply an, of course, running costs. Not included is the construction of new classrooms. Click through the photos below and learn more about our children.
PRIMARY CHILDREN – staying in the home all the time