Inspired by one person Years ago, when several of the founding members of Help Yateem visited some very poor countries, they were truly shocked by the orphans’ living conditions. The heartbreaking scenes they witnessed involved vulnerable orphans falling into despair.
Children as young as six who have no hope for a future turn to drugs, sniffing glue as a means of forgetting, even if temporarily, the horror that is their life.
Others are exposed to violence, forced to carry lethal weapons and are groomed into becoming child soldiers. The ‘lucky ones’ are those who are looked after by their relatives yet they still suffer extreme poverty.
Our team was inspired by one individual who gave his life helping to empower orphans by setting up schools, providing these fragile young children with education, clean water, food, clothing and the basic huز