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New Solar panels provide light & power

posted Feb 15, 2011, 10:00 PM by AFFORD Webmaster   [ updated Feb 15, 2011, 10:07 PM ]

Another very exciting event was the installation of 16 huge solar panels on the roof and a complete inverter installation with batteries. We now have electricity all the time and it has made life a lot easier at night. Hopefully this will also have a positive effect on the school results.


Now that the home is running smoothly we are going to work on getting more children into the home. At the moment we are 20 and we can go up comfortably to 36 and even to 40. If really necessary we can house 48 children but that would be a bit of a squeeze. We always keep some spaces open for emergency cases from the Children’s Office , those are usually children who need temporary shelter until they can be safely placed elsewhere.


With the donations from AFFORD we have been able to run the home at a comfortable level. Enough food, clothes and sometimes a treat. Everybody is going to school in a nice uniform. The house is clean; the children get medical help when they are ill. 2 girls even got admitted in the district hospital for chronic problems. The house parents are very compassionate and sensible.

Thanks to AFFORD these children get a second chance in life after a difficult start loosing both their parents.