Rainbow connection for orphans

Alison Ray (left) and Sophie Bulger of Rainbow House are packed and keen for their trip to Zambia.
Alison Ray (left) and Sophie Bulger of Rainbow House are packed and keen for their trip to Zambia.

THREE excited local volunteers from the Rainbow House Committee are eager for take-off to Chainda in Zambia tomorrow to progress their orphanage project.

Alison Ray with Jenny Ibell and Sophie Bulger are looking forward to the challenges and rewards of working in Africa for up to three months.

Our Rainbow House is a local committee working together to build an orphanage for parentless children in Chainda.

“The AIDS epidemic has claimed the lives of many Chaindan adults leaving 4000 children without parents to provide care for them, homes to live in or any hope of an education,” a Rainbow House spokeswoman said.

“Working with Tiqwirizaney Youth Vision, a local Chainda organisation comprised of young people who have grown up homeless in the compound located at Chainda, Our Rainbow House has been able to tap into the practical needs of the orphans and look at meaningful options to support their quality of life.”

The committee has been recognised by the Australian Government as a registered charity, making it eligible for grants.

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