SCHOOL EQUIPMENT FOR THE HANANASIF ORPHANAGE IN TANZANIA

We started collaborating with the Hananasif Oprhanage Center (HOCET) in Tanzania in 2010. A Danish school leader, Christina Aaling Wolff, had heard about our container shipments with medical equipment. She had a large quantity of school furniture, and she contacted us to ask if we could use it for one of our projects. We got in touch with the founder of HOCET, Hezekia Mwalugaja, and it turned out that this furniture was something the orphanage really needed.

We packed the container in Copenhagen in October 2010 and it arrived in Tanzania a few months later. We got tremendous support for this project: The Danish bag company JEVA donated 100 new school bags, so each of the students could get one. Canon donated two large printers, so the teachers at HOCET now can print out school assignments rather than writing them all by hand. Gentofte Hospital donated a lot of toys for the children.

Curing this collaboration we got to know Hezekia and his staff. They are doing such amazing work for orphaned children in Tanzania and we have continued to work with them.

ABOUT THE HANANASIF ORPHANAGE CENTER

Hezekia is Founder and Executive Director of HOCET. He lives at the center with his wife, two daughters and one son. Hezekia and his family have dedicated their lives to the orphanage and it's children since it's establishment. They founded HOCET in 2002 to address the escalating proportions of orphaned children left in the wake of disease and poverty in Tanzania.

After receiving the container with school furniture, HOCET sent us this wonderful video:

The Danish pupils helped us with loading all the furniture

The shipment contained more than 100 tables and 200 chairs

The bag company JEVA sponsored new school bags for all the children

Students at HOCET with the new furniture

Canon donated two large printers

The furniture arrives in Tanzania

Before

After

Toys from Gentofte Hospital

Our first goal after the container shipment was to raise enough money to but HOCET a truck. Since then amazing things have happened and our collaboration has grown to become bigger and bigger. You can read more about the development here: