This Solibad project was started in march 2013 as a sponsorship with an existing project, called “I love Rowan”. The mission of Rowan (which stands for Rural Orphans & Widows AIDS Network) is to “love & empower orphans & widows infected or affected by HIV & AIDS in Africa”. Through the help of a mission and a local pastor, Kelsey Hargadine created this project to help the Widows and orphans affected by Aids, by giving them support, education, and helping them to produce art crafts to support themselves.
Rowan is a christian based association but seeks to help the community at large.
Solibad has decided to help Rowan for its daily needs and to sponsor 15 children for their eduction for a whole year. The foundation started the program by sending 4500 US $ for the educationnal program of these 15 children and help the educational program of Rowan :
- Secondary school scholarships ensure that ROWAN orphans can attend school.
- Offering tutoring for Primary students needing assistance for exams.
- School supplies. This program ensures that the children have the supplies they need for school.
- The drama program & ROWAN children’s choir – Music is also used to inform people about the effects of AIDS & to help children tell their own stories.
In 2012, Rowan has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
Solibad and Rowan will work on future projects together, possibly the creation of artwork to produce unique badminton trophies.
Find out more about Rowan on their official website HERE