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We are a young and dynamic Swiss-based non-profit organization operating in Africa. We support children in need, and we strive to enable them to pursue a sustainable future. We believe that small actions have big effects.
help2kids came into being after my wife and I returned from a three week holiday in Tanzania in August 2008. Although we had tried to research our destination as thoroughly as possible we discovered upon our arrival, that we knew little about the many challenges of life in East Africa, specifically, the poverty, corruption, and the many health issues people face, including AIDS and Malaria.
Jambo Jambo (Hello in Swahili)
With 50 pairs of shoes for children in our luggage we flew to Mombasa. I cannot express in words the surprise and joy on the faces of the children when we distributed the shoes in an orphanage. During our visit we were shocked by the sight of poverty. At the same time however, we fell in love with the beautiful countries we visited. I cannot describe how many incredibly impressive moments we experienced and how many unforgettable people we met. We were also in awe of the natural beauty of the country, and of the breathtaking wildlife. Upon our return we decided to try to help children in East Africa. Slowly but surely the development of our organization began taking shape. Today, we are running a children's home, a primary school and a nursery school and we are providing free health care for 600 children and youth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In addition, we have expanded our projects to Malawi where we are running a nursery school and other education and health related projects in a small fishing village called Lifuwu. Our objective is to give some of the most vulnerable children in Tanzania and Malawi access to the basic necessities that all children deserve; education, food, health care, shelter, and a loving family environment so that they can break out of the cycle of poverty and live happy, productive lives. We believe in the power of education and the potential of all children. Help us to help, today! Founders help2kids