The name "PINK BALLOON" comes from the wish-list of one of our silent heroes. When he was asked what he needed for his school, he said a packet of balloons would be fantastic for the children to play with. This really highlights the level of need these modest, humble people are faced with. If a pack of balloons can make 67 kids happy, just imagine how much more we can achieve with relatively little.
In addition to the workshop, Shanga has launched a program known as the "PINK BALLOON." This program is our way of taking on causes close to our hearts: particularly, helping deaf and mentally disabled children by supporting the silent heroes who run the special needs programs in the poorest of Tanzanian schools.The PINK BALLOON program is committed to helping in many different ways, but as a matter of principle, will never directly give money. As we have lived in Africa all our lives, we know how we can best help, in a way that is simple, efficient, low cost, sustainable, and most importantly: successful. We use Shanga as a base from which to help others – this means disabled Tanzanian people helping the next generation of disabled students – if this trend continues, we'll be able to reach out exponentially for many years to come.As one of our silent heroes says… "We have given these children hope, now we need to make their dreams come true." Your help is invaluable – large or small – and we thank you for your support – Saskia Rechsteiner and The Shanga Team.
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