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WORLD HERITAGE ORPHANS & VULNERABLE CHILDREN (WHOVC)

IT STARTED AS A PHOTO DIARY PROJECT...

Then in 2016 trustee, Cordelia Weedon, was closely involved in setting up support for young people living alongside the ancient Nyero Rock Paintings – the World Heritage Orphans & Vulnerable Children’s Project (WHOVC). This group of young people were also included in the most recent photo diary project with funding from Hub Cymru Africa.

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PROJECT REPORT BY CORDELIA WEEDON, TRUSTEE

The WHOVC project is run on the same principles as the NOVC project, supporting 30 children for 3 years with gifts of mosquito nets, livestock, school uniforms, scholastic, materials, and monthly sessions of Skills Training. Managed by experienced Ugandan colleagues, training has been done for caretaker families in health and child welfare, care of livestock, and roles of committee members. Additional training has also benefitted the wider community – making Fuel Efficient Stoves, and Permaculture Training. Food can now be cooked cutting down on wood by 50%, and a less smoky environment. The Permaculture training has been put to good use with a Forest Farm Garden being set up at Nyero Rock Primary School, and a Chilli Pepper and Ginger project in Nyero community. Proceeds from this, has helped with school fees, and buying more equipment for Skills Training. It is helping the community to move towards self –sufficiency and more sustainable livelihoods.

More recently Cordelia has been closely involved in setting up support for young people living alongside the ancient Nyero Rock Paintings – the World Heritage Orphans & Vulnerable Children’s Project. This group of young people were also included in the most recent photo diary project in 2016.

Many African Nations are taking the lead in renewable energies by turning to solar to resolve their power issues. Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa to push back the desert. However there is also very much a need for smaller projects at a grass roots level like Dolen Ffermio, and the charity has now included gifts of solar lamps and tree seedlings for both the WHOVC and NOVC projects.

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