This project is supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in the rural community around the village of Affame in Benin, about two hours from the capital Porto-Novo.
More than 100 older children (13+) are supported into secondary school, apprenticeships and university, whilst a small number of younger children are now resident in a small orphanage.
What is HATW involvement?
From 2001 HATW has worked with the community constructing buildings including a maternity home, clinic and small orphanage. When floods washed away the school we helped rebuild it, on stilts! Currently we are helping with appropriate agricultural machinery to generate income leading to long term sustainability.
A specialist volunteer is helping with the many eye problems in the community.
French speakers an advantage, agricultural specialists, carers and encouragers.
UK Project Co-ordinator
See the latest report from the Affame project here.