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years of fostering our orphans within the community of
Ilebo, I am pleased to share that our orphans are now
living in our new orphanage! The building was purchased
in November 2007 with additional funds from our African
Cultural Event. The orphanage building is located directly
next to our school.
The living accommodations are minimal. These children
are blessed to have a roof to cover their heads; a school
in which to learn; clothes to wear; a meal a day and
orphans, for the most part came to Friends of African
Children illiterate. They speak local dialects, so French
is taught on an introductory level. La Reference provides
a special program for them so they are able to advance
to their appropriate grade level. This is one way Friends
of African Children is helping these children smile for
a bright future.
There are separate rooms for girls and boys. Yet, they
sleep solely on straw mats. One of 2008-2009 goals is
to provide mattresses for each child. Currently we house
32 orphans. Their age range from 4 to 10 years. And they
are looking for Sponsors.
A special welcome to Moise Tshiondo, a 2 year old baby
given to us by the city of Ilebo. He was found in the
bush after he was delivered in the night. A dog stayed
by the baby's side the whole night before he was found,
by some school children in the morning on their way to
school, crying. The runaway mother is unknown.
These loving children are cared for by our primary school
Principal’s wife. She volunteers every day, giving
her time, motherly love and cooking. We are very grateful
that our orphan’s lives are slowly improving.
can help in the efforts of Friends of African Children
through Child Sponsorship,
Donations or joining our Volunteers.
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