QURO ORPHANAGE APPEAL

About the Batam orphans

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the local and wider community, Quro recently adopted an orphanage in Batam resulting in 12 Quro teachers and students visiting the orphans in April 2011. Accompanied by a team of carpenters and an IT expert, Quro owner Dean Haustead embarked on a long term project to manage the future of the orphanage and its 35 orphans, between the ages of 2 and 16 years old.

During their week-long trip, the Quro team helped to transform the orphanage, redecorating the bedrooms and communal areas, providing clothing and teaching materials, as well as setting up a computer terminal to provide the kids with access to the internet.

Dean Haustead commented, Following the Quro philosophy about giving back, we believe we will be able to make a lifelong difference to these orphans and their carers by taking over the financial running of the establishment in order to secure their future and ensure their schooling in particular continues.

Prior to our visit, these children faced hardships including running out of food and clothing, with plain rice featuring as their sole diet. Lack of funds also interrupted their schooling and it is precisely these disadvantages that we believe we can help and make a difference.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

  • To purchase a minibus for safe transportation
  • Increased orphanage education and staff training
  • Finalising commitments for the Community Groups
  • Set up a trust fund for assets
  • On going support for daily needs, such as bills, food for children/staff
  • Increased staff training
  • Last but not least love & support!

COMPLETED PROJECTS

  • Roof repaired
  • Plumbing completed in the bathroom
  • Fixed a dangerous stairwell
  • Redeveloped computer lab including a computer and Skype
  • Shoes and clothing for every child
  • Up grade and increased the safety of stove cooking facilities

PHILANTHROPY

  • Funding schooling
  • Bringing other Community Groups in to help
  • Child supervision for play
  • Helping with homework
  • Teaching English
  • Planning and developing the future outcomes for the orphans

Kicking off at 6.00pm, an evening of fun, Jazz featuring Some Kind of Bird and fashion will be highlighted by a catwalk parade featuring clothing designed by Show Pony and UnNakeD. We will be raising funds to sponsor the incredible needs of these orphans in a 3rd world country.All funds raised will have a direct impact on improving the lives of the 35 orphans and the carers who look after them at great personal cost.

Thanks to the amazing sponsors who have contributed to this amazing event:

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