What happens to a family when a child decides to live on the street? Some are worried, others just continue with their daily routines, and a third category is secretly glad that there is one person less to feed.But sometimes you hear a story you will remember for the rest of your life…
Yohana James Songa was born in Maisome, an island of...
Thanks to Danielle we have new books for our library
Thanks to the € 350 collected by Danielle, we can supply our library with a number of reading and study books. A few months ago Danielle was with a group of children of her school on a working visit in Mwanza and visited Upendo Daima. Before the trip she collected money with her friends and family to support some projects in Mwanza.
Ite van Aardenne, a...
They did it again
They did it again, again victory for Upendo Daima team on golf course the Pettelaar
Again a Charity Tournament was organized on...
Festive opening bookshop in Tiel
Saturday, September 21, the new bookshop of the Boekenlegger was opened by the Mayor of Tiel. The revenues of this second hand bookshop are for Upendo Daima, our project in Mwanza. Yearly they donate more than € 10.000, fantastic!
The opening was well attended, a few guests had even to stay outside during the opening ceremony, luckily the sun was shining...
Children’s rights and prosperities are in dilemma in Tanzania
By Deus, manager Back Home House
The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1924 and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1959 are clear about the rights of children: “Convinced that the family, as the fundamental group of society and the natural environment for the growth and well-being of all its members and particularly...
What if it happens to you
By Deus, manager Back Home House
Marwa and Giriri are blood brothers presently staying at Back Home House, Marwa is aged 11 and Giriri is 10 years...
Economic crisis also in Mwanza
Education centre at Malimbe Family
The EDC is not yet fully completed but is being used already. Several things turned out to be more expensive than anticipated and we need more money to complete everything.The computer room is in use. One of the volunteers, Michiel, is trying to organize five computers in Holland, to be used...
The story of Selemani Seifu
Prepared by Paulo.S.Lughali
12 years ago I was born in Mwanza region. I’m the first born in a family with 2 children. My father died several years ago, my mother is still alive. When I was young, my mother was caught up with an offence which brought her for long in prison. Therefore her sister took us to her family. During...
The Story of Mtatiro
By Paul S. Lughali
Mtatiro is a child aged 8 years old and the first born son in a family with six children. They were living in Bunda district. His parents divorced a few years ago. Mtatiro didn’t go to school. Thus in the beginning of January 2012 his father decided to take him to Mwanza to his brother to start standard one at...
Easter with Malimbe Family
By Deus, center manager BHH
No more than amazing!
The Easter celebration at Malimbe Family was colored with all kind of people, invited guests, neighbors and Upendo Daima’s staffs. And of course the boys from the Back Home House and Malimbe Family, they were stealing the show with their acrobatic performances in the most shining uniforms, dyed with Tanzanian...
The new center manager at the BHH
The new center manager presents himself
My name is Deus Machemuli Naluyaga and I am the new center manager at the Back Home House. Since university, where I got my degree of arts in Sociology, I have been working with youth in different organizations, like the Shaloom Care House and Pathway to Healthy Community...
School children work for Upendo Daima
Vasten actie St. Jozefschool and De Weerborg in Wehe den Hoorn.
This year these two schools have held a “Vasten Actie” for the children of Upendo Daima.
When Brenda Bartelink suggested Upendo Daima as a purpose for the Vastenactie both schools were immediately very enthousiastic. Brenda also helped with the presentations which...
Mayor, fish and new cooking facilities in the kitchen
The mayor of Würzburg (Germany) and his team visited Malimbe Family early February to open the Education Centre that has been financed by them. The...
A new year and a new start!
A new year, a new start full with new ideas and good intentions. Upendo Daima grows steadily because the number of street children increases and we want...