THE SAFE HOUSE
Established in 2016, the Safe House is a home for disadvantaged students from Haradali Primary School. The house was developed as a way of ensuring that each of our sponsored students could access their education while living in a safe environment. Today more than 20 children call the Safe House their home. Yes Arusha and Haradali Schools work cooperatively to see that this project is operated effectively.
LIVING HAPPILY, LEARNING MORE
Located just a short walk from Haradali Primary School, the Safe House offers our students the perfect environment in which to live, while pursuing their studies. The Safe House was first envisioned by Lachie Miller and Simon Severua after noticing that many students who got the opportunity to go to school failed to attend or pass due to their personal circumstances. A number of factors may qualify a student to receive a place in the Safe House, such as: being orphaned, having health issues, living a long distance from school, or other factors at home that are inhibiting their education.
Yes Arusha provided the majority of funding for construction of the Safe House, while Haradali Schools is responsible for the operational management of the house. Three staff members have been employed by Haradali Schools to run the house and care for the children. The main care-takers, Ester, has been instrumental in the success of this project. Funding for the day-to-day running of the house is provided by Yes Arusha, through our generous sponsors and donors.
Today more than 20 children live in the Safe House, with all of their essential needs being met.
It is important to note that each child we work with has family or a legal guardian. The Safe House is not an "orphanage". We work closely with parents, family and guardians to ensure that the needs of each child are met. On school holidays, our students return home to be with their families.