Africa 2012

South Launceston Rotary donates to CfA

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     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...

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Burns victim healed through Care for Africa

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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...

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The joy safe clean water brings to Tarime

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These kids are from Surubu, the community in which CfA built its first deep water well. It was really great to see how healthy and happy they were looking, although it really showed us how badly the other communities surrounding Tarime need access to clean drinking water.  Care for Africa’s mobile health clinics obviously made a big impression on the kids as well, because as we were leaving a couple of them ran after the ambulance shouting ‘Wilbur the worm’. By SOPHIE...

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Deloraine Rotary sponsor albino child

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This is Saraphina, another of the albinos sponsored through Care for Africa. In Tarime, albino children are hunted by local witch doctors for their body parts. Saraphina lives in a rural community near Tarime; the local school is 1km from her house, and to walk there would be far too dangerous. Her sponsors, the Deloraine Rotary Club, pay for her to attend boarding school in Tarime. Without them, two things are certain: Saraphina would be unable to attend school, and her parents would have to choose between working to support their family, and staying home to keep her safe. Thank you so much...

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Launceston Beekeepers Support Tarime Beekeepers

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The donation of beehives by the Tasmanian Beekeepers Association was so appreciated by the people of Surubu. These hives, and the training that was provided by Western Australian Bee Keeper, David Morrell, during his  volunteer trips in 2011 and 2012, will mean that beekeepers in Surubu no longer have to kill their bees every time they collect the honey. This will make such a difference to their livelihoods, which have flow on effects for the whole community and is sustainable. A very big thank you to the Launceston Beekeepers Association. We have set up six bee keeping groups in the Surubu...

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Thanks to Launceston Toyota

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Thanks to Launceston Toyota

Our ambulance continues to deliver. A much-needed overhaul was required this year, which was coordinated by Ross Padgett. Launceston Toyota generously donated many vital spare parts and Island Batteries donated batteries. Ross was kept busy transporting our volunteers to the communities, as well as sick community children to the hospital for further care, in our revamped and much loved ambulance.  And much loved

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