"Benishangul-Gumuz is one of the poorest regions of one of the poorest countries in the world. There are an estimated 40,000 orphans in the Benishangul-Gumuz region. The orphans represent the poorest segment of a society and suffer most with no parents to guide them in their struggle for survival in an already cruel world. Most orphaned children in this region are truly without hope. The Kamashi Orphanage and school is able to offer hope, and the opportunity to truly transform the lives of these children that never asked to be born in to this world.
The Kamashi Orphanage was established in response to the Ethiopian Government's plea to come and help care for the orphans in his region of Ethiopia. The Kamashi Orphanage is in the middle of such a remote region where the needs are the greatest.
Children sleep in dorm rooms which they share with seven others. Each child has their own bed and a place to store their cloths and personal items.
The orphanage will provide food, housing, education, physical care, and social and life skills training. Children at the orphanage will also be provided a Christian education and care that will enable them to become responsible and contributing members of society and a witness for Christ. The center will provide primary and secondary education and Vocational training."
Monday, March 31, 2008
Here is some information about the orphanage where Gabriel is living. I copied this information for our adoption agencies website, Celebrate Children International.