Dear FOVC family and supporter,
2015 is almost here! That means you only have one more day to make a tax-deductible gift before the New Year begins!
And when you make that $5, $10, $25, $50, or $100 donation to the FOVC today through the Partners With Ethiopia website, www.partnerswithethiopia.org (please look at DONATE button on the website), you are going to really make a visible, long-term impact in the lives of over 450 vulnerable children and 150 widows in Shanto, Dale, and Boricha centers in Ethiopia by providing our 28 teachers’ and supporting staff’s salaries and FOVC administration costs.
In the year of 2014, with the support of generous people like you, we could deliver quality services to about 250 vulnerable children in our Shanto and Dale centers and over 65 widows in the Shanto center. Our teachers’ and supporting staff’s services to the children were including quality education and tutorial classes, preparing hot nutritious meal (lunch) per each school day including Saturday, house-to-house visiting, healthy care, personal hygiene care, sanitation and basic life-skills educations. And the staff could also provide continues technical supports and assistance as well as regular follow-up to the widows who have been included in our Widows Hope Program in Shanto since 2011.
In 2015, FOVC is going to include about 125 new orphaned and vulnerable children in our two existing centers (50 in Shanto and 75 in Dale) and between 75 to 100 new orphaned and vulnerable children in our Boricha project site in Sidama, Ethiopia. We will also include about 100 new widows in our three Widows’ Hope projects in Shanto, Dale, and Boricha centers in 2015. With this all, FOVC and its teachers and supporting staffs will be providing quality services to over 450 orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs) and about 150 widows (65 existing widows and about 85 new widows) in our Shanto, Dale, and Boricha centers, in the southern Ethiopia.
So help us jump start 2015 by supporting FOVC, its teachers and supporting staff provide quality services, technical supports and assistance to the 450 OVCs and 150 poor widows who desperately need them to break the cycle of poverty.
Happy New Year, and may your 2015 be filled with happiness and joy!
With warm regards,
Founder and Executive Director
Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (FOVC)