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ROKI Project

  • By Amalia Shiyuka · Namibia, SSA

 

ROKI Project

Main aim of the charity

The main aim is to provide food to hungry children at least once a month - children that have no parents, or anybody that cares for them, children with the basic need for love, care and shelter. I try to provide a healthy meal and spend time with them once a month.

How the employee got involved and why

I saw the need in the informal settlements for children to be helped with food and attention. I started in 2010 by helping children at Church first with counseling, but the counseling was unsuccessful due to the children being hungry and neglected. I then started asking for donations and use a part of my salary to cook a meal once a month for the children.

What work does the employee do for charity?

I prepare food for them once a month and get them together, play with them and give them attention. I try to teach them principles that they do not get taught at home.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

It would help me to get the funds to buy a piece of land that we can set up, and perhaps build a structure for where the children can sleep at night, and where we can cook regular meals for them. We would like to get more people involved and can use such exposure received from winning this round, to help recruiting more donating organizations - we need regular donations for food, clothes and other basic necessities.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

It would mean a lot to me, knowing that I have put almost 9 years into this project, without any help and now would have an opportunity to do even more, faster and on a bigger scale for the children to enable them to have a safe haven.

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