Projects

Learn more about the communities we support.

Our current project

 

Children's home Manuela, Bali

Our fourth and current project targets the water supply and sanitation of children and their caregivers in the children's homes Manuela I and II in Balangan - Bali, Indonesia.

The Foundation for Leprosy and Child Relief in Indonesia is committed to help lepers, orphans and otherwise impoverished children in Indonesia, and operates local hospitals and children's homes. This includes the children's home Manuela I and II in the village Balangen, which is located on a limestone hill. As a result, water seeps underground very quickly and  water was only found at a depth of 100m.

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The biggest concern of the children's homes is the maintenance of electricity. As part of the buildings and to ensure a smooth power supply, the children's home is forced to install emergency generators. The state is unfortunately unable to deliver electricity without interruptions. Without this stream not a drop of water is coming from the taps in the children's home. So there is no food, no clean children and the toilets are not working.

To provide a power supply even during the regular power outages, which could take up to 2-3 days, the installation of own power generators is the only solution.

Responsibility e.V. is involved in financing a generator for the children's home in Balangan, which was pre-financed in May 2019 with short-term loans.

Our completed projects

Kandyaa Child Protection Centre

Our third and current project aims to improve the living conditions of children and their care takers at the Kandyaa Child Protection Centre in Sodoké, Togo.

The children at Kandyaa are victims of brutal violence, exploitation, child trafficking, social exclusion and gross neglect. Many of them have been abused, ostracized and expelled as so-called witch children. Children in these emergency situations are able to find temporary shelter, protection, and psychosocial care at this state-recognized institution. Where possible, children within the centre’s care are prepared for family and social reintegration.

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To supply the centre with basic food stuffs, Kandyaa has its own farm only 8 km from the institution. At the farm, chickens, rabbits, and sheep are kept, and fruits and vegetables, such as corn, beans, yams, and peanuts are cultivated. In recent months, the farm has developed into a protective environment for agricultural education of older children (14 years and older). With this growth in services, the current simple latrine and small washroom is no longer sufficient.

With the help of your donation, the RESPONSIBILITY Club will fund the installation of a new, gender-separated sanitary facility to improve hygiene standards at the child protection centre.

Matyazo Hospital

Following successful completion of the Club’s first project in December 2017, our second project centred on supporting healthcare workers at the Matyazo Hospital in Tanzania.

The Matyazo Hospital is a Tanzanian medical care facility located approximately 45 km northeast of Kigoma.  The hospital is an important facility for obstetrics in the Kigoma Region, where more than 1300 babies are delivered, and nearly 1200 surgeries are performed each year.

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A functional operating light is an essential component of Matyazo Hospital’s surgical equipment. However, the cost of an operating light exceeded the financial capabilities of this hospital.

Through donations from employees and fundraising activities held throughout the year, the RESPONSIBILITY Club was able to successfully raise the $4,800 USD necessary to purchase the surgical lamp.  The funds for the surgical lamp were officially donated in July, 2018.

General Trias Medicare Hospital

The inaugural project of the RESPONSIBILITY Club was focussed on raising the necessary funds to provide a much-needed ambulance car for the General Trias Medicare Hospital. General Trias is located on the southwestern outskirts of Manila and provides a vital first-stop care for medical emergencies to a population of approximately 245,000 people.

In situations where patients must be transported to healthcare facilities with greater medical capabilities, there were few safe and reliable transportation options available.
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Through donations from OPHARDT hygiene employees and fundraising activities held throughout the year, the RESPONSIBILITY Club was able to successfully raise the $20,000 USD necessary to purchase the fully equipped ambulance car.  In December 2017, members of the RESPONSIBILITY club met with representatives from the General Trias Medicare Hospital to officially donate the ambulance.

Thanks to your donations, patients are now able to be safely transported to and from the hospital.