Students for Tanzania Volunteer Experience
Hidden Hearts is committed to helping the underprivileged children in Tanzania and their communities through fund raising and community service projects. Our goal is to create an awareness of global issues so that we in turn are able to provide services to meet the needs of orphans around the world.

Periodically, we will sponsor trips for adults between the ages of 18 and 75 to these countries in order to assist in the many phases of operations and community service projects being developed at this time.

These trips are always scheduled for the months of June, July and August. Please check back at the first of the year for dates if you are interested.
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Our projects this year include raising money in order to send up to 13 children from orphanages and remote villages to school in Tanzania, Africa. We also support Osiligi Orphanage and are currently sponsoring the building of a new orphanage for them with hopes of completion in the summer of 2015. Our country Manager, Michael Medoth, will be in charge of the orphanage. Currently the orphanage is based in a small 3 bedroom home with 5 beds/bunks in each room. The new space will allow each room to host 4 children in each room and up to a total of 24 children. Each year our goal is to find sponsors for all of these children as well as others from the remote villages around Arusha.
One thing that sets us apart is that we sponsor children through their entire education (through to high school). In this way we get to know their characters, personalities, work ethics, and dreams. We want them to be successful, and long term, help their own country. We choose the schools we send them to based on their academic performance. In other words, for the brightest student that proves his or her skills to be superior, we may allow them to attend an English medium Cambridge based High School. These are quite a bit more expensive, but allows them much more options for gaining scholarships to universities around the world once they graduate.
We are convinced that by educating some of the orphaned and village children who show an aptitude and who are willing to work hard, we will be providing a path for them to change their country, both locally and nationally. We are committed to doing our best to make sure that your donation is spent for the intended purposes that we promote, specifically the education of a child at a school proven to be in good standing with the authorities and families involved.

We will also continue our support of improving the lives of the underprivileged communities in our local area of Austin and Houston, Texas

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