"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress." James 1:27
Clean, safe water, nutrition and proper medical care, including vaccinations are critical and a part of the total care that we provide for these children. A solar powered well has been built through a Rotary International Global Grant. Medical care is provided by the Anglican Clinic in Dar es Salaam.
The doors opened at Valentine Project Children’s Home in July of 2015, and it provides a loving home to twenty previous orphans, ages three to ten.
The compassionate staff of five Tanzanians (three nuns, a teacher and mothers’ helper) create a safe, permanent, family-like home for the children to grow.
Valentine Project’s strategic plan allows for expansion to build four more homes on the campus, which will provide a home for up to 100 abandoned and precious children. Sustainability and accountability is maintained through partnerships with local churches and international service organizations.
Valentine Project provides more than shelter. We provide holistic care - meeting the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual needs of each child.
Valentine Project is 100% funded through donations. We recognize that American hearts are often attached to their wallets and invite all to be a valentine to a current or future orphaned child. Our future plan is to accommodate 100 children.
TOGETHER, WE ARE VALENTINE PROJECT!
Each Valentine Children’s Home is comprised of a Mama and her ten children. They form a family unit that eat, sleep, learn and love- together. This God ordained family will serve as a foundation for our children as they grow and develop..
Our goal for the Valentine Children’s Home is to become self-sustaining. Chickens are raised on-site, which provide eggs and meat and will be sold to the local community along with vegetables grow on site. Goats provide milk. Our gardens yield cassava and the mango trees will provide fruit for the children to eat.
We are committed to providing a quality education for our children. The children are currently working with a teacher at the Valentine Children’s Home, learning English and using Montessori materials. As they get older we will fund their education at the Anglican school in the local community.
Be a VALENTINE!