Lirhanzo Children’s Village Maintenance
Ongoing maintenance at the Lirhanzo Children’s Village is mostly done voluntarily by local people.
One of the great supporters at the orphanage, Sam who is currently teaching at the Lirhanzo Mission School and whose teaching degree was sponsored by AFADU, helps out regularly as a way of paying back.
Sam is a very handy carpenter and is gaining more skills as each month passes.
During the 2015 AFADU Field Trip, a “Painting project”, requested by the manager Margret, was funded and completed.
The beautiful results transformed the dark interiors of two of the houses at LCV, brightening the lives of the children who live there and ensuring a positive rating from the Zimbabwean Department of Social Services when they next review.
Faniso and a few of the older children were eager to help and were a great support for the Aussie painting contingent. This project was funded with the support of the Whitsunday Lions Club.
Rough roads hamper the travel to and from LCV to the main road. It is basically a goat track and had become impassable.
This was a major barrier to children getting to school and trucks coming in to build the new school.
Through a kind donation by Bill Harrison and Whitsunday Lions Club $1,000 was provided to LCV to fund the fuel needed to grade a new road. This will allow greater access for essential supplies and LCV staff.
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