Here at Maltman’s Green we’re proud to support many charities and our new key charity for the year ahead is Malaika Kids UK in Tanzania.
“Malaika Kids rescues the most vulnerable children from the streets of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. They may have been orphaned from diseases or left homeless because of poverty or disability. We want children to have a stable upbringing and do this by supporting relatives to adopt children wherever possible. When there are no relatives we provide a home in our purpose-built Children’s Village in Mkuranga, where youngsters grow up in community groups and have access to balanced food, education, healthcare and the chance to socialise with children just like themselves.”
This morning girls from Years 1-6 were lucky enough to have a special visitor – Mrs Sue Osmaston – teacher and active supporter of Malaika Kids UK. Mrs Osmaston began her career as a primary school teacher in the UK and Kenya, before training as an English as a Foreign Language teacher which took her all over the world.
Having supported Malaika Kids fundraising for many years, last year she finally got the opportunity to travel out to Tanzania and see the charity in action. In Tanzania, much of the primary education is in Swahili while secondary education is in English – this leaves many children struggling to catch up. Malaika Kids is always looking for energetic English teachers like Mrs Osmaston to help the children with their English and last year, Mrs Osmaston spent 3 months doing just that. Having recently returned from a second trip to see how the orphanage is getting on she was enthusiastic to share her love of this special place with our girls.
We have lots of things planned to support and celebrate the work of this wonderful charity so watch this space!
Find out more about Malaika Kids: http://malaika-kids.org/uk/welcome-to-malaika-kids/
Malaika Kids UK is a charity governed by a constitution that is approved by the UK Charity Commission. The charity number is 1118149 and you can view details on the Charity Commission website.