Helen Clear, Researcher – Blog Post from Tanzania

Helen Clear, Researcher – Blog Post from Tanzania

Helen Clear, Researcher, is currently spending a 3 months sabbatical in Tanzania. Here is her first Blog, and she will be keeping us updated of her news on a regular basis.

I have spent almost one week in Mwanza, Tanzania helping at Forever Angels Baby Home and I already know that the next few months will be life changing and that I will always keep the Baby Home in my heart.

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The babies and children at Forever Angels are the most brave and beautiful souls. Many of them have been severely abused & neglected and some are very poorly, have special needs and are HIV positive, and yet they have the biggest, cheekiest, shining smiles. Forever Angels has transformed some very sad and sick babies into absolutely gorgeous, playful and funny individuals.


The care does not end with making sure they have a full tummy, a changed nappy and a safe, comfy bed to sleep in – Forever Angels works hard to return the children to their families (by offering sustainable support to families who were too poor and sick to care for their babies) or to find suitable adoptive parents.

Forever Angels also runs an outreach programme Maisha Matters to support vulnerable families in the community by giving grants to help them set up small scale businesses and by giving life-saving formula milk to mothers who are too sick to produce enough breast milk. This is something I hope to be involved in while I am here.

Volunteering here is so much fun and extremely fulfilling. To give love and cuddles to these little ones who have suffered so much in their tiny lives before and to know that I am helping to enrich, even just a little, their early years is so rewarding.


If you would like to visit the Forever Angels Baby Home website via www.foreverangels.org please do. Should you wish to consider donating through my Just Giving account www.justgiving.co.uk/helen-amy-clear or, should you wish to offer corporate support please feel free to contact me at helenamyclear1@gmail.com or contact the Baby Home directly, details can be found on their website.

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