you about 2008 and the ministry of Forgotten Voices.
This year, we plan to launch several partnerships in Zambia and start
new projects in Zimbabwe. All led by local people, developed in local
communities. We will help local pastors start an HIV/AIDS Orphan Car
Institute in Zambia and another in Zimbabwe. We will help facilitate
training for pastors to learn sustainable farming and, in turn, train
orphans in their churches.
In 2008, we estimate that our partners will send over 3000 children
back to school after failing to pay school fees because a parent
died.. We plan to revise homebased care in rural areas to better
train those on the frontline of orphan care & sustain those
caregivers. In total, we anticipate impacting the lives of over 1,000
homebased care workers like Mrs. Maposa (see Meet the Voices at
In 2008, we are supplying bi-monthly updates on our financial status
to provide innovative transparency and help you know the impact of all
your work. These reports can now be found on the Donor Reports page
under Investors at www.ForgottenVoices.org.
Also in 2008, we plan to launch more interaction tools to bring our
African projects closer to home. Look for their launch later this
spring. These efforts will allow you to blog with our partners, see
pictures taken by them and even post encouraging notes & photos of the
events you host to tell the stories from our partners. All of this
will help solidify our commitment to patnerships AND help encourage
your partners on the ground in Africa. We want them to hear from you,
as well as allow you to hear from them.
The Voices of orphans, those that care for them, and yours are all
important to me and to our team. If you have suggestions for how we
can better connect African projects to USA efforts, drop me a line and
let me know.
Look for more updates and details in the weeks and months ahead.
Thanks for dreaming with us.
Note from Ryan Keith, Forgotten Voices
717.506.0633 | Skype: BulawayoBandit | RKeith@ForgottenVoices.org
Empowering Orphans: Local People, Local Projects.
Find out how you can use your voice at www.ForgottenVoices.org