April 20, 2011
I volunteered with Friends of Littlefield at their orphanage in Malawi where they do amazing job in providing underprivileged orphans with housing, clothes, and emotional support. The home provides the children with necessary school supplies. Also, the home sponsors high school level orphans by providing them with tuition fees which is a major contributing factor to high school dropouts among the underprivileged. Also, the home helps in improving the health conditions of the Malawian rural communities through Sexually transmitted Diseases (STDs) awareness campaigns. Currently, the home is also working on providing the community they are serving with micro-loans to boost the community's economy.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Alot of orphans have had a chance to realize their goals of attaining higher education which they would not without the support of Friends of Littlefield Home. Some have finished high school and are on their way to attaining tertiary education. Many children who lost their parents while very young and had nobody to provide them with essential support have managed to survive and grow with the help of this organization.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
i would promote the strengthening of the relationship between the organization and the community receiving the aid.
Volunteer & I translated chichewa (Malawian local language) to the American volunteers, taught the children Mathematics and English, participated in the Sexually Transmitted Disease awareness campaigns, and coordinated some day to day activities. .