A few weeks ago many riverside dwellings were removed from around the church in Chennai. The houses were demolished and the area along the riverside has been bulldozed leaving the place a total mess. The river these houses were next to is very dirty with human waste and so the local government has a big […]
We have arrived in Chennai and it has been a full on day. After not sleeping for over 36 hours tiredness is beginning to set in. We had a fab time meeting people in the community and praying with them. The homes in the slum are very small just one room no bigger then box […]
Richard and the team have started giving out the school kits to all the sponsored children. So far they have been to three of the 16 Grassroots locations. At the bottom of this post are some of the photos that Richard has sent. In October we opened a new location in a place called Mwanyanje […]
Many congratulations to James and Charity. The marriage celebrations were wonderful. James is the pastor and House Manager at Watu wa Maana Street Children’s Centre, Ruiru, Kenya and Charity is the professional social worker employed by Watu wa Maana. A video of the celebration dance at the wedding reception can be found on the Grassroots […]
Richard (Project Director and Grassroots Tanzania Trustee) and Stanley (Grassroots Tanzania Trustee) lead one of the interviewing teams today. Fantastic place. Lovely people.
Traveling beside the Rift Valley to our furthest location from Mbeya today. The scenery is breath taking and the welcome heart warming. The 2 hour drive down dusty unmade bumpy roads were definitely worth it!! Always exciting to see how the children on the scheme are getting on and to meet the new children and […]
Everyday this week we are interviewing sponsored children in the 16 locations around the Mbeya region of Tanzania. By the end of the week we hope to have interviewed over 2500 children. Although the questions we ask each one are the same everywhere we go, the locations are very different. Some are very remote with […]
A few of you have asked about the house building in Romania that the Grassroots team volunteered to work on – it was a week of intensive building and I think we all watched with passion and interest, willing the team on to build the house in the short period of time they were there. […]