We inform you about how your sponsored child is doing at regular intervals; through our ‚Streetkids Post,’ reguar emails, which show recent pictures, and through our current news. We are on location several times a year and take lots of pictures, which, on request, we would be happy to send you in the post!
Through our local network, we are told again and again about so-called „worst cases“: Children from very needy backgrounds, who have lost both their parents and whose relatives are not in the position to look after the children properly. We check whether a child comes from such a difficult situation. If it is the case, then they get a new home with us.
We will update you at least three times a year about the development of your child and about all the other news and activities of Streetkids International e.V. However, we do not send monthly letters or info sheets – simply because we would like to keep postage and administrative costs low
We mention this because the children’s parents have often died of AIDS and so it is a small miracle that the children are HIV-negative. We could not deal with taking on HIV-positive children with our team; for this we would have to be able to ensure round the clock medical care from nurses and doctors, which certainly exceeds our capacities.
Yes, of course. Karibu Sana (warm welcome in Kiswaheli)! Talk to us about it!
The children would undoubtedly love a trip to Germany. However, we could not permit such a big journey for one child, out of consideration for the other children. This would disturb the community and above all arouse jealousy amongst them. There will eventually be the opportunity, for a child to do an internship in Germany, when they are older (16 years or older).
The children are crazy happy about post from Germany, because it is something quite special for them. It strengthens the feeling, that somewhere in Europe there is a person who cares about them and is interested in them. However we do ask that you send letters as well as packages at Christmas or on birthdays to Streetkids International e.V. We forward these to the children; the majority are then given directly by employees or interns. We would advise against sending anything by normal post, because letters are not reliably delivered by the Tanzanian post, and packages often do not arrive due to the high theft rate.
Our main aim is to help orphans in Tanzania. We would like to give them the gift of a home and an education, so as to make a way to a stable future. We accompany the children step by step. In doing so it is important to us to help quickly, unbureautically and directly on location, to be able to support as many children as is physically possible with the donations we get.
The organisation in Germany is very trim. We are a network of friends and almost all work voluntarily. In Tanzania we have about 10 employees, who secure the operations of the houses and schools. We help children who are extremely disadvantaged and lead them on the way to a stable future. Read more about us here.
Streetkids International e.V. was founded by Daniel Preuß, the current managing director, in 2000 after a visit to Tanzania. Work in Germany was at the beginning mainly planning and preparationg for the association’s action. It was necessary to change the idea of a children’s charity into a realisable plan, to find members and interested donors. The result of this is a volunteer network with a lot of idealism, optimism and positive energy.
We are a small charity, without a so called „administrative big wig.“ As a result, we are all voluntarily involved with these children. All donations come directly to the children, with only a very small administrative deduction (10% max.).
We think that is worth supporting, don’t you?
In principle we would like to ask you to donate at least 30€ a month. With this a proper diet for a child can be ensured. A full sponsorship for our child in one of our orphanages costs 100€ a month, which guarantees the complete care of the child. There is also the possibility of making a one-time 1000€ donation, taking on an apprentice sponsorship to allow an orphan an optimal start in work life.
If you would like to know which children do not have sponsorship, speak to us! We will gladly give you information about it.
A sponsorship for a complete children’s house is possible under certain conditions. Simply talk to us by email or by telephone.
At all times, you decide when and how much you donate to us. A sponsorship is a voluntary commitment, which you can of course cancel at any time. Basically, we would like long-term and stable involvement, so we are able to give the children ideal care. Should this be no longer possible due to personal reasons, please just let us know. The children will of course continue to be cared and remains a part of our community!
The donated money is assigned for accommodation, meals and education of the children. We also provide the children with a „cushion“ for emergencies such as illness – and not least for their future career, for example for further education or training.
We are delighted if you would like to donate your time and support us and our work in Tanzania! You can carry out internships in either in our German office in Frankfurt, or directly on location in Tanzania. Minimum time in both cases is three months; in Frankfurt school internships are also possible, which can then be somewhat shorter.
In principle this is not a problem, we love to have dedicated people who would like to actively lend a hand. Internships in Tanzania are a simple possibility, with just short notice needed (three to six months). Additionally, we assume a minimum period of three months in Tanzania.
For those doing a voluntary social year, the notice needs to be at least a year, because we ourselves are not recognised as providers and thus work together with a sponsoring organisation. If you are interested, just contact us or send us directly a written application with picture and cover letter!
There is a lot to do here, and even more opportunites, for the what this help could look like. Just talk to us – by email or by phone!
As a non-profit association we support homeless children in Tanzania. We help very quickly, unbureaucratically and directly on location. Currently we are looking after nearly 50 children in three separate orphanages. All the children come from families who are no longer in the position to look after the little ones themselves. We conciously look after orphans, since they are often left on their own and consequently are especially reliant on support. The children’s parents have in the majority of cases died of AIDS, but the children are HIV-negative.
What constitutes a Christian charity? The members, the board members, the behaviour? The founder Daniel Preuß is a pastor’s son, he was brought up to believe the word of the Bible. Above all he learned that many who call themselves Christians, do not behave like they are at all. We believe that it is not so important what you call yourself, but what you do.