Your Sisters Orphanage and School for Girls
YOUR SISTERS ORPHANAGE CENTER (YS) was established to be a sanctuary for young girls who have lost their parents. Our mission is to not only provide the basic needs of each child including proper nutrition, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education, but to provide a thriving community environment where each girl will have an opportunity to grow into a strong functioning member of Tanzanian society. Our goal to help each girl grow individually with the talents and aptitudes that she possess and to provide a rich environment for her to do this.
Our fledgling orphanage is situated 20 minutes outside Arusha, Tanzania in the Maasai Village of Kisongo. We opened in early 2011, and for the past year have been in Phase I where YS has been operating with the most bare bone essentials. The living conditions are extremely basic, yet clean and healthy. The girls receive love, nurturing care and support in an extended family atmosphere. The youngsters all sleep in bunk beds in one tiny bedroom. Washing and bathing is done by hauled buckets of water, and all cooking is done on the dirt ground in a mud-walled kitchen on charcoal and firewood.
The girls live a structured life, eat three healthy meals a day and attend kindergarten each day for about six hours, learning basics such as numbers, the alphabet, basic vocabulary and necessary life skills. The classes are held in a tiny, primitive classroom with dirt floors but equipped with desks, a chalkboard and some supplies. All the girls needs are cared for by one of the strongest and most loving role models around, by the orphanage’s Head Mother, Mama Sion.
We are unable to open our doors to more deserving orphans without expanding. The list has been growing for those who want to join the Your Sisters Family. To make this possible, we need your support.!