TOBFC operates numerous campaigns throughout the year highlighting important issues and programs
emergency fundraising campaign 2020
First, our Olive Branch team in Tanzania hopes this finds you and your families all well. These uncertain times can be unsettling at best, and it’s often stressful to make decisions wondering if your choices are the right ones. Our best advice is to listen to the experts – public health officials have the community’s best interests at heart. Be patient, be smart, and carry on.
Secondly, we want to assure you that we are all fine. We continue to provide our programs and work with the communities we serve.
Thanks in no small way to your commitment to The Olive Branch for Children, we have been able to deliver a portfolio of services to the people of the Mbeya region of Tanzania. Our fundamental belief in the importance of public health and creating the conditions for healthy communities is the bedrock of what we do. To that end, we cannot in good conscience ignore the warnings and directives of Canadian public health officials, and have therefore come to the difficult decision that we must cancel our gala planned for May 1st.
This brings us to the purpose of this fundraiser.
The annual Gala is our single biggest fundraiser that brings in the most revenue for our annual operations. 2020 will be the first year in the history of The Olive Branch for Children that we are unable to host it. This decision, while important for public health, puts into questions our projects this year. We do not want to close programs but will have to make adjustments as necessary.
We are again calling on our amazing donors to help us in these uncertain times. As you are readjusting your financials please keep us in mind. If you were planning to attend the gala we encourage you to donate in lieu of attendance.
To keep our doors open and not cut any programs we need to fundraise $40,000. Help us keep our doors open, providing services to over 80,000 per year.
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This year is an amazing year at The Olive Branch for Children! We have 4 of our talented young women starting College and University. Mlombwa, Winni, Ikupa and Lucy are taking the next steps toward success. Mlombwa starts at The University of Dar-es-Salaam. Winni joins The University of Dodoma. Ikupa begins at Mzumbe University and Lucy joins the Bulongwa Health Sciences Institute. We are so proud and know their academic journey is vital to addressing gender inequality in their communities. According to UNESCO, in 2015, 2.67% of the gross female population of Tanzania was attending a tertiary education institution, versus, 5.22% of the gross male population of Tanzania enrolled in a tertiary education institution. The more girls we can connect to higher education, the brighter the future will be for Tanzania.Post-secondary education comes at a significantly higher price than earlier academic levels. Not only does The Olive Branch for Children cover school fees, living costs and stationaries, we must equip our College and University students with laptops so they can complete their course work.
This year, Mlombwa decided to run the Dar Rotary Marathon to not only raise funds for her University costs, but also to help cover costs for her sisters, Winni, Ikupa and Lucy. Mlombwa, who will begin her Bachelor's Degree in Science Education at The University of Dar-es-Salaam, knows University is her ticket to not only transforming her life, but positively impacting her entire community.
Of course, we whole-heartedly support her decision to run and some of us even registered to join her.
Sikiliza Mngurumo Wake: Hear Her Roar
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFUL!
The Hear Her Roar Campaign is ongoing and will be an annual fundraising campaign, specifically for University Fees. Donate today!
We are 7 runners! Mlombwa, Deborah, Winnie, Putiyei, Allison, Roma and Tanzanian Freestyle Champion and Kubuni Artist, Selementally. We hope to raise $15 per person, per kilometre we run. We are all registered to run the half-marathon.
WE RAISED $1,980 SURPASSING OUR GOAL OF $1,890
TOBFC First Online Silent Auction
Due to the incredibly generous support from Four Seasons Serengeti, Lakeshore Lodge TZ, Tandala Tented Camps, Rawley Resort Canada and the Armada Ireland, TOBFC is hosting its first ever online auction! There are four Tanzanian vacations to the Serengeti, Ruaha National Park, Lake Tanganyika and Matema Beach, and two international vacations to Spanish Point, Ireland and Port Severn, Canada. The purpose of this auction is to raise funds for The Olive Branch for Children’s upcoming year. The funds will be divided into various ongoing projects including, the Zion and Peace Homes, our Montessori Programs, Community Health Initiatives, the Kubuni Centre, and Nufaika Savings Groups.