Archive for the ‘Raffa Home’ Category

Gift aid rebate!

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Great news- we have been sent a tax rebate of £3674.86 from our friends at HMRC, thanks to all our amazing supporters who have gift aided their donations to us over the last 3 years!

This money will be shared out between the two projects we support, the Raffa Home and Tshwaranang. Which means it will be able to make a real difference to the lives of over 40 children and young people in two continents across the world!

Would you like to become a regular donor? If so please follow this link. Thank you once again to all those who give and have helped us get this rebate!

 

Work experience opportunities for the Raffa boys

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Here’s another quick update from the Raffa Home- where the boys have been learning new skills and trades to prepare them for leaving the home when they reach adulthood.

Last autumn, three of the older boys from the home attended some training on ‘Appropriate Paper Technology’, in other words, using paper to make items such as trays and stools. The products they made were decorated and sold some during a five-day festival in Delhi in November. The festival was around the issue of human trafficking, and a number of other organisations and community groups attended. The older boys from the home, Rakesh, Pankaj, Gulshan and Gein, also helped out during the festival as crew members, and Pankaj, who is interested in sound engineering, got a good experience working in this field during the event as well.

Watch this space for more stories of transformed lives from the projects Names Not Numbers supports!

Inspired? Why not donate towards the work of the Raffa Home? Or put on an event and raise money in your local area!

New members of the Raffa Home family

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

In the last six months there has been lots going on at the Raffa Home in Delhi.

At the end of September, Manish moved in. He is four years old and had been living on the streets before with his mum and sister. The Raffa Home writes “Manish is a sweet boy with the loveliest smile that he nowadays flaunts very often! He is enjoying his brothers in the home and feels secure. He also spends much time with his mum as well” (who has recently been discharged from hospital).

The second new addition to the home is Kuldeep, another four years old boy with HIV, who had been living in another home in Delhi with his brother after both his parents had died. The Raffa home report that “Kuldeep is a cheerful boy, who makes friends easily and has settled down in the home very quickly.”

It’s great to know that your donations to Names Not Numbers fund the work of this home, enabling them to grow and take on more children in great need. Thank you on behalf of everyone at the Raffa Home!

Huge thanks to all those who came to Peace in the Park!

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

We have had a few weeks off over the summer (while two of our trustees move house to Lincoln, and the other two prepare to have a baby!) but wanted to write a quick post to say a gigantic THANK YOU to everyone and anyone who donated to our charity at Peace in the Park. The festival which took place in Sheffield in June this year raised a whopping great £3000 for charity, which was split between Names Not Numbers and CRESST, a local charity doing amazing work in schools to prevent bullying.

This means each of our projects will be receiving (in addition to monthly donations as normal) £750- wow! We’ll keep you updated with how the money is spent and the difference it makes over the coming weeks. But thanks once again, and bye for now!

Raffa Home move house!

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

With the help of donations from Names Not Numbers, the Raffa Home have recently moved into a new apartment in Delhi, where they will have more room to give the boys the best care and attention they need. Thanks to all who donate to their cause as this does make a significant difference to the project! Rent costs about £150 per month in Delhi, so your donations have a big impact, thank you!

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