After almost 10 years of being, our well known st. Anthonys orphanage in Songea, is full.
In order to be able to accept new members to the orphanage and offer better living conditions to the ones already there, we are in a search for Friends of the orphanage, who would each month or once a year with his/hers donations help the lives of our kids in the orphanage.
How to become a Friend of the Orphanage?
Only a little bit of good will, trust in Kolajna ljubavi and a little bit of money (50 kn per month, 600kn per year, what ever you like more). You will selflessly give your money for the expenses of the orphanage, and we will report you of te state in te big, happy, home of st.Anthony, with lots of photos.
Send us an e-mail to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
Udruga "KOLAJNA LJUBAVI" osnovana je s ciljem pomaganja najugroženijim kategorijama stanovništva kako u Hrvatskoj, Tanzaniji, tako i u svijetu.
Udrugu je osnovala Ivana Parlov (r. Marasović). Godina dana volonterskog misijskog iskustva među najsiromašnijima u afričkoj državi Tanzaniji potaknula je Ivanu na osnivanje udruge i daljnji humanitaran rad. Prvi cilj volontera okupljenih u udrugu Kolajna ljubavi bila je izgradnja sirotišta u Songei, jednog od siromašnijih gradova Tanzanije s velikim brojem siročadi bez odgovarajuće skrbi. Sirotište je sagrađeno na crkvenom zemljištu, koje je u tu svrhu darovala Songeanska nadbiskupija, te je nazvano po (vjerojatno) najštovanijem svecu kod nas - Svetom Anti. Gradnja sirotišta je dovršena u srpnju 2010. godine, a ubrzo su se uselili i prvi štičenici. Sirotište je sagrađeno pomoću donacija, te se svi troškovi rada osiguravaju putem donacija, a za djecu se brinu volonteri iz Hrvatske. Ovim putem želimo ZAHVALITI SVIMA koji su pomogli u gradnji Sirotišta sv. Ante, kao i svima onima koji svakodnevno pomažu osigurati hranu, higijenske i ostale potrepštine našim mališanima!
No briga za djecu u sirotištu nije jedina aktivnost udruge Kolajna ljubavi - putem projekta kumstvo osiguravamo bolju budućnost velikom broju djece. Aktivni smo i u Hrvatskoj - naši članovi volontiraju u domovima za nezbrinutu djecu, te pomažemo brojnim socijalno-ugroženim obiteljima.
Ukoliko i vi želite oplemeniti svoj i tuđe živote postanite član udruge Kolajna ljubavi i pridružite nam se u humanitarnom radu. Informacije o tome kako pomoći doniranjem najneophodnijih stvari možete pronaći u rubrici "Donacije" na naslovnoj stranici Udruge, a ukoliko želite pomoći financijski, informacije možete pronaći ovdje. U nadi da ćete se odazvati i ovom pozivu, neizmjerno vam zahvaljujemo!
The “Godparents” Project connects godparents from Croatia with children from Tanzania who live in extremely bad conditions, come from big poor families or are simply orphans. Goodparents donate finantially for the education of a child, and in that way make sure that the child has a better future. It is possible to donate for children in kindergardens, elementary schools as well as high schools, but also students pursuing higher education and universities.
St.Anthony's orphanage in Songea in Tanzania is an oasis of safety and love for the most vunerable, children without parents.Volunteers of Kolajna ljubavi with their selfless work are trying to secure the better future for every child in the orphanage. Although nothing can replace the love and warmth of a parents home, the smiles of our wards are the most important sign that we are on a good route.
Since there are not enough educational institutions for children before school in Songea, we decided to build a nursery school in order to provide the education for the youngest whitch would make the transition to elementary school easier. Since nursery schools are not free in Tanzania, we decided to open the nursery school for other children in town as well. That way we would make the financing of the orphanage less dependant to donations.Find out more...
The Social Hypermarket in Imotski is slowly beginning to function. Starting in April, it will begin to send packages to 130 chosen families and single people from the whole area around Imotski. After winning the tender organized by the City, and later on confirmed by the City Council, the Associa-tion "Kolajna ljubavi/String of Love" will begin coordinating this project with the help of all our municipalities. The project has already started with the help of CZSS Imotski and the City Organization of the Red Cross.
Our volunteers are active in Croatia and Tanzania. In Croatia they volunteer in a Home for Abando-ned Children. In Tanzaniathey volunteer in our orphanage where they also participate in the Project of Godparents. Volunteers also participate in humanitarian work organized for helping poor and needy families in Croatia, and collecting aid for the orphanage of St Anthony/ Sv. Ante in Tanzania.
Volunteers of The Association The String of Love / Kolajna ljubavi can become members of the Association if they are adults and fulfill the conditions determined by the Law of Volunteering.
A volunteer needs to send a CV and a cover letter to the Association. There are also psychological tests to be done which will determine the aptitude of the person for the challenging work with chil-dren. According to the Law of Volunteering, the organizer of volunteering must, by the official duty, in some cases ask a special confirmation about a person not having a criminal record.
Volunteers who wish to go to Tanzania need to first do 80 hours of volunteer work in Croatia, and they need to stay in the orphanage for at least 8 weeks. Those volunteers who can only stay for a shorter period of time (4-7 weeks) do not have the accommodation in the orphanage itself, but in the nearby accommodation with one meal (dinner) included in the orphanage. They also come to volun-teer in the orphanage during the afternoon where they help children study as instructors of specific school subjects, from 2 pm until 6:30 pm.
Before leaving for Tanzania, volunteers who fulfill all the mentioned conditions go through detailed preparations for working in the orphanage which take place once a week in Zagreb. In case a volun-teer is not from Zagreb, the preparation is being organized with the leaders of the Association. Du-ring the preparations the volunteers learn the basis of Swahili (the first official language of Tanza-nia), they learn about the culture, customs and the way of life in Tanzania, about the rules and obli-gations of the Association in both Croatia and Tanzania. Also, before leaving for Tanzania, the vo-lunteers organize a humanitarian action in Croatia with the purpose of collecting aid for the orpha-nage or poor and needy families in Croatia. For each action, volunteers have the exhaustive help of the Association and can turn to members and "old" volunteers with any type of question. If a volun-teer has fulfilled all the needed conditions, right before going to Tanzania, the Association and the volunteer sign a Volunteering Contract which implies obligations for both sides.
The Association holds a three month preparations for going to Africa which start as follows: Sep-tember/ October and January/ February.
Persons who would like to spend a shorter period of time volunteering while visiting Tanzania have the possibility of volunteering in our Orphanage for a minimum of 4 (four) weeks.
Part-time volunteers are not accommodated in the Orphanage itself but in the Guest House nearby and come to help (volunteer) in the Orphanage at a time planned for studying with children (maxi-mum of 5 hours per day).
Part-time volunteers pay for their own accommodation and food in the Guest House, and the Asso-ciation provides them with 1 (one) daily meal (dinner) in the Orphanage.
The price of accommodation in the Guest House is 7000 TSH (approximately 3,5 €) per day while the price of meals varies if the person chooses only the bed and breakfast model with or without lunch, or lunch only. The expenses of sleeping and one meal are around 14 000 TSH (approximately 7 €)per day.
All the candidates for part-time volunteering also need to pass psychological tests organized by the Association, the preparation course for volunteers, and need to respect the current rules and conditi-ons while visiting the Orphanage.
For detail information of volunteering, godfathering or donations send us an e-mail :)