Summary of upcoming projects:
Tanzania Projects (April 2015)
Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries in terms of per capita income with the average person living on less than $1 per day. The country ranks 12th in the world for HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate, a fact that leaves many children orphaned and without family support.
SALTworld is currently working to raise money for the following hospitals, schools, and orphanages:
1. Keni Dispensary
Many people walk for over 15 plus miles to have their babies or seek treatment for themselves or their children at a dispensary. Dispensaries provide medication, HIV testing, etc. People often go to a local dispensary because they have no transportation to reach a hospital and/or cannot afford to be seen at a hospital. Last year a new dispensary was built for Keni to service over 12,000 people. Money is being raised to complete the building of the dispensary and lab. In order for the government to staff the dispensary with a medical doctor, toilets must be built outside the dispensary. This year SALTworld is raising $12,000.00 to complete the building and provide microscopes for the lab. Medications are also being collected. We are excited to have RAKlife partner with us on the Keni project.
2. Sambarai/Kirima Dispensary
Last year a kindergarten program was established in Sambarai/Kirima and donations were used to hire a schoolteacher, provide uniforms for all the schools children, and purchase school supplies. However, the village where the school is located has no dispensary for the children and people to go to if they become ill. The dispensary was originally constructed 20 years ago and remains incomplete. When completed the dispensary will help provide medical treatment to over 15,000 people in the surrounding area. Our goal is to raise $11,000 to finish the building of the dispensary and build two toilets on the outside, so that the Tanzania government will staff a local medical doctor.
2. St. Francis Primary School
St. Francis is the only primary school for students with disabilities in Moshi, Tanzania. There are 250 students enrolled ages 5-12, and 180 students live at the school. Many students have hearing, visual, and auditory impairments. Donations will help provide much needed school supplies and food for the children. In addition, donations are being collected to build a dining hall for the children, so they no longer have to eat of the ground. SALTworld is raising $3,000 to help support St. Francis.
3. Mawenzi Hospital
In Tanzania, the government does not provide disability or assistance to anyone diagnosed with a mental health disorder or disability. Over the years, Dr. Flamez along with other colleagues helped raise money to provide new beds and medication for the psychiatric patients seen here. SALTworld is raising money to continue to supply the psychiatric wing with medications for a full year.
4. Upendo Orphanage
Upendo Orphanage houses 58 children from birth to five-years-old. These children were abandoned on a roadside or both parents have died. Money is being raised to provide a yearly supply of formula, medication, formula, and food for all the children. We are also collecting closed toed shoes for these children.
Haiti Trauma Project (December 13-23, 2014)
In Haiti over 50% of primary school age children are not enrolled in school. At the primary level, less than 10% of schools are public. Because 30% of children able to attend primary school will not make it to 3rd grade; and because 60% will abandon school before the 6th grade, the population’s illiteracy rate is almost 60%, one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
The Haiti Trauma Project, founded by Florence Saint-Jean, is a trauma intervention program in Haiti supports Ecole Shalom at the HAC compound. Faculty members, students, and professionals from the United States travel to Haiti to conduct one week of activities for the children, which include:
1. Sexual Abuse Workshop
2. Trauma Intervention Workshop
3. Field Day activities
4. Holiday Party for over 350 children
Furthermore, The Haiti Trauma Project also provides trauma assessment and intervention training for professionals in Haiti. The project coordinates with university faculty and students, community leaders, and agencies in the U.S., in a collaborative international trauma research and clinical training program; providing mental health training focusing on the pathways to care, barriers to treatment, and engagement strategies that influence service usage.
SALTworld is helping raise money to support the Haiti Trauma project. Funds for The Haiti Trauma Project at Ecole Shalom will go towards:
1. Food to feed the children for the week
2. Staffing the teachers for the week
3. Purchase of supplies and resources to run the activities such as: academic supplies, toys, utensils, plates, etc.
Turkey-Autism Outreach (May 2015)
The Mental Health Association of Narlıdere, established in 1999, founded Nar Taneleri Special Education and Rehabilitation Center in 2007 and Nar Taneleri Undisabled Life House in 2009. The center is located in Narlıdere, Izmir. The center currently serves 200 students. 80 students are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, 30 students have physically disabled, and 90 students are diagnosed with another mental health disorder. Many of the parents of these children are poor and unable to provide support services for their children. SALTworld is supporting Nar Taneleri Special Education and Rehabilitation Center by raising funds to build classrooms, a garden to help grow food, and a fire escape for those with disabilities.
SALT (Serving and Learning Together) world is a nonprofit organization committed to providing services to developing countries.
SALT (Serving and Learning Together) world is a nonprofit social service organization that was designed to provide volunteer services to developing countries. Such services include the building of dispensaries, schools, and libraries; providing medical su