The Carpenter’s Kids in Nzali

The Carpenter’s Kids program was started by Bishop Mdimi Mhogolo in Central Tanganyika in Tanzania. He understood that schooling is the first stage of hope for the building of future lives. “Carpenter’s Kids” are Tanzanian HIV/AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children who are selected after screening by their parishes and a centralized screening panel. The goal is to garner support for 50 children in each of the 200 parishes in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. This program asks us to commit $100 to support a child in school there for an entire year. The Carpenter’s Kids child is issued a uniform and shoes, a backpack and supplies, all necessary to attend school, and a nutritious meal every school day. It is amazing that $100 per year can dramatically change a child’s life. St. Paul’s is committed to supporting a group of 50-70 Carpenter’s Kids’ children and to partner with the parishioners of St. Paul’s, Nzali, prayerfully, financially and in many other ways.

Sign up today to support one child or several! Click here to find a Carpenter’s Kids Pledge Card. Or, sign up to help us partner with the villagers of Nzali in other ways. Contact Debbie Scott for more information about this project.

Click here to read our mission blog, The Nzali Files.