We were grateful to have Sarah Pollock join us last Sunday to talk about her work with HUSA, a grassroots organization which does great work in Tanzania. Sarah is a nursing student at the U of A who caught a vision and is making it happen. Here are some snippets from HUSA's hompage:
Currently HUSA Center for Children is caring for 49 children between the ages of 3-16 years. Thanks to our gracious supporters, the children are recieving 3 meals a day, have a rented shelter and are all attending primary school, vocational training or tutoring sessions.
Although great achievements have been made with the center, more is needed. The current rented house is in need of repairs and is not large enough to accomadate beds for all the children. By 2012, it is our goal to have built a new home with a small farm to help sustain the center finacially. To see our goals and plans click here.
To become a reputable Community Based Organization (CBO) that is
responsive to providing care and support to children and youth orphaned
by HIV/AIDS in the Kimamba, Kilosa region of Tanzania.
To provide quality care and support to orphans in Kimamba.
1. Provide prompt and quality assistance to orphaned children in Kimamba.
2. Stabilize the children’s psychological and social well being.
3. To raise awareness and decrease stigma towards HIV/AIDS within Kimamba, by providing education and participating in community awareness groups.
4. Reach the children before the parents die to plan for the child’s future.
5. Support each HUSA child through their school education.