We are preparing once again for the event of the year! Our very popular annual Cocktail Ball!
Last year was our biggest year ever raising a total of $38,000 which contributed to a community centre in Tarime being built.
Save the date!
We are planning the cocktail event as we speak and have pencilled in the 6th September 2014 at the Tailrace. Save this date in your calendar as an event not to be missed!
Where will the funds raised go?
This year CfA will dedicate the event proceeds of the Cocktail Ball to the installation of water wells in target communities in Tarime. Care for Africa have identified rural communities that have no readily accessible sources of clean safe drinking water, improving this situation is a high priority for these communities, CfA and the local Government in Tarime.
Women and children in these communities walk as far as 16km daily with 20L cans to access water from sources, which are often stagnant dry waterbeds and shared by animals. The water collected can contain high levels of e coli, typhoid and occasionally cholera, which greatly increases the morbidity and mortality rates for the community and is the leading case of infant mortality.
Consequently school attendance is reduced and women are not free to pursue other activities. This leads to an increased cycle of poverty, reduced level of education and opportunities for income generation and restricted access to basic health care.
How can you help?
If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile cause we are looking for silent auction items and also major items valued over $500.00 which will be included in the live auction held by David Jackson. We would also appreciate any cash donations no matter how small to help us achieve our fundraising goal for 2014.
If you are interested in a corporate/business sponsorship package please contact us for more information on the packages available. To offer your support please contact Michelle Williams email@example.com or Diana Butler firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in keeping up to date with our progress in Africa you can do so by joining our growing number of followers on facebook.
Thank you in advance for your kindness & generosity in supporting Care for Africa!
Thank you to Rodger Willows for refurbishing the many “Singer” sewing machines that you have been able to source in Tasmania. Abdallah has been transporting them to the Mtana Women’s Group where they will commence their new life developing social enterprise. (more…)
Aid for Africa – IMPACT and ISSUE (93 photos)
Two societies united on the night of August 10th to celebrate all that is African! We attracted safari animals, mummies, African 'mummas' and a whole array of onesies… and much much more! Thankyou to everyone who came and supported ISSUE and IMPACT. It was an extremely successful event going to two great causes:
1) ISSUE: insecticide treated mosquito nets as part of their malaria prevention project in Uganda
2) CARE FOR AFRICA mobile health clinics helping various rural communities in Tanzania.
We would like to thank the Grand Poobah, Saffron and Surfasarus for helping make this night a success
Until next year, xx.
Today is no to Child Labour in Domestic work. Education is one of the best ways to limit child labour. This is where we can help!
We sponsor vulnerable kids so that they can attend school.
If you are keen to help out PM us, we'd love to hear from you.
No to child labour in domestic work – World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2013
An estimated 10.5 million children worldwide – most of them under age – are working as domestic workers in people’s homes, in hazardous and sometimes slavery-like conditions.
CfA Committee Member Sonia Morganti receiving a cheque from Les Grant and Terry Crawford of $4,400.00 raised by the South Launceston Rotary Club. Many thanks to the club for all your hard work, support and generosity with raising this money for our invaluable projects in Tarime. We are making a difference.
This is Mary. She suffered really bad burns when she was younger, and subsequently developed contractures (scar tissue) that meant her head was almost completely fixed to her neck. This was completely debilitating for her, and she and her family had given up any hope of her leading a normal life.
CfA has been able to organise contracture release surgery for her, through a mission in Mwanza. Seeing her in December was just incredible. Not only was she able to move her head and go about her daily life much more easily, but it was clear how much happier she was
The Care fior Africa Foundation has already facilitated several visits to Tanzania. These trips could not be possible without the tireless work of our fundraisers and the enthusasm and generosity of the local community who have been so generous in the donation of goods for the Container Project. (more…)
Tasmania and Tarime have similar populations and so a comparison of health statistics is a telling reminder of the healthcare situation in the region.
In Tasmania we have approximately 1 physician for every 380 people – in Tarime there is 1 for every 44,000 people. In Tasmania we have 56 Hospitals and Health Care Centres in Tarime there are 5. (more…)