Africare In the News

Provide Psychological and Social Support for Children Orphaned by Ebola

Date: 29 November 2014
Location: Enjipai, 1819 Kaunda Drive in Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam

More than 5,100 people in West Africa have died this year from the Ebola virus. Tragically, many of those who died were children. Also tragically, many of those who died were parents. Estimates vary, but thousands of children in West Africa have lost one or both parents due to the disease. These children must fend for themselves, become caregivers for younger siblings or rely on others. Unfortunately, some communities are hesitant to provide for these vulnerable children because they misunderstand and fear the virus.

It is important to ensure the damage Ebola inflicts does not outlive the outbreak. Let’s support West African communities in ensuring their youngest generations still have opportunities for the future.

Later this month in Dar es Salaam, locally designed and produced home decor will be for sale, with all proceeds and donations going to Africare to support community-based orphan and vulnerable children initiatives in Liberia. It’s not often that vibrant throw pillows, table runners and tote bags – as beautiful as they are – can do something so valuable.

We hope to see our Tanzanian supporters there. If you won’t be able to attend but would like to support Africare’s overall Ebola response efforts, please click here. No matter where you are on Earth, if you are interested in matching the event’s proceeds with a donation, please contact our Chief Development and Communications Officer at 202-328-5334.

For more information on the event, feel free to contact the Africare/Tanzania office at + 255 22 266 6690.