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Review for African Childrens Haven, Galveston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with ACH for over 6 years in Tanzania. Our relationship started through the establishment of the Carole Cole Science Scholars program, which supports disadvantaged and orphaned girls by paying their tuition, setting them up with an experienced mentor, giving them exposure to events and resources as well as various other areas of support. Their field staff and mentor is dedicated and knowledgeable and works extremely hard to communicate and work with the girls despite many challenges.

I also work with ACH on funding for small projects at FANAKA Memorial Secondary School. They are open and responsive to needs shared by the school. Addressing issues like safety, teacher morale, educational materials and administrative support is imperative for the longevity of the school and its important presence in the Bunju A community.

Finally and maybe most importantly, ACH played a pivotal role in the foundation of my own Non-profit. I started my work in TZ when I was 19 and started my organization with a lot of passion and dedication. ACH provided information and guidance to help frame projects and work on fundraising. Partnering with ACH benefited my donors and my projects. This type of networking allows ACH to broaden its impact and make more meaningful contributions.

ACH has built a strong foundation and network to impact the lives of thousands of people. The world needs the presence of organizations like this. It is ESSENTIAL to continue to fund ACH. Although they have been able to influence some in TZ, I do believe their role and response could have been considerably stronger if they had the financial capability to do so. Donors want results but programs need substantial funding to make that happen. Progress takes time, flexibility, leadership and financing.

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