National Capital District, Vanuatu (PressExposure) May 08, 2012 -- THE Tembari Children's Care (TCC) Inc is a day care facility at ATS Oro Settlement, 7-Mile, outside of Port Moresby, PNG. To date, it takes care of more than 200 former street children - orphans, abandoned and the unfortunate - by serving them meals twice a day, and providing them early education. Assistance - food and money - is sent by supporters who find merit in the services we provide to these children. At The Center, they are family. For all of these, we need support that is sustainable.
At Tembari Children Care, we aim to offer the best possible care for our 183 children. This includes basic necessities such as shelter, 2 meals a day, health care, education, and a sense of belonging. With these objectives, we particularly emphasize the need for each child to receive the best possible education.
We have had recent success with the start of our Saturday tutoring program.
The centre focuses its efforts on education, partly because sophisticated pedagogy is a major step in helping people become good and productive members of a society.
To better our children's education, we currently have 83 children attending schools with the fees being paid by the orphanage. There are also 100 pre-school children who receive classes in our 2 make-shift classrooms. Our 3rd classroom is currently sheltered by a mango tree - clearly not a tenable solution when it rains. We are striving to build a 60m2 multi-purpose hall which will double as a classroom. The hall will cost approximately K50,000 (US $22,500
Creating a world that is truly fit for children does not imply simply the absence of war. It means having the confidence that our children would not die of measles or malaria. It means having access to clean water and proper sanitation. It means having primary schools nearby that educate children, free of charge. It means changing the world with children, ensuring their right to participate, and that their views are heard and considered. It means building a world fit for children, where every child can grow to adulthood in health, peace and dignity." -- Carol Bellamy, Executive Director of UNICEF and President of World Learning