WE ARE SENDING OVER 6,700 CHILDREN TO SCHOOL IN TANZANIA, EAST AFRICA
The Carpenter's Kids Program is open to all children, regardless of religion.
Started in 2005 as a partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of New York, partners now include the Dioceses of Virginia, Atlanta and Rochester (NY) as well as churches and individuals in California, New Jersey, Long Island (NY), Southern Virginia, Washington, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
The Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika is based in the city of Dodoma, in the central region of Tanzania, East Africa. It has about 550,000 members spread across 200 parishes. Initial surveys suggest that there are at least 200 HIV/AIDs orphans and other vulnerable children in a typical parish. Using this estimate, we believe there to be a total number of 40,000 or more HIV/AIDs orphans and other vulnerable children within the Diocese. Without parental support, these children are unable to afford the uniforms and supplies necessary to attend school. They may be ostracized and end up on the street.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM DO?
The aim of the program is to ensure that each "Carpenter's Kid" receives a school uniform, a pair of shoes, and adequate school supplies to enable them to attend primary school. These children will also be provided with breakfast on school days.
HOW CAN I HELP?
It's only $80/year to send a child to school.
CAN I CONTRIBUTE AS AN INDIVIDUAL?
Yes! You can donate to the Carpenter's Kids directly through the Diocese website. Click Here to donate now!
ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AND GO TO THE PROGRAM IN TANZANIA.
2013 Pilgrimage Dates Announced
July 15-27 and August 5-17
For information, please contact the Program Coordinator – Lauren Salminen
Winter 2012 Newsletter - Click to download
"To communicate in word and deed the love of God to everyone in the Diocese, whatever their conditions might be, so that they may know him as Savior; Be committed to him as Lord; Rejoice together in the fellowship of the Spirit; Worship him as Father, And go out with this message of Jesus Christ love to others."
- The Rt. Rev. Mdimi Mhogolo