Jul 09

The excitement of Sports Day is alive in Chainda

 

It seems the excitement of the school sports day is universal.

 

Do you remember your sports day?  Proudly lining up with the other kids in your school colours, ready to run your race, and praying you don’t fall over before the finish line?

 

On Friday, 4 July the wonderful children from Our Rainbow House had a most fantastic time at their Sports Day competing with Chainda Christian Academy.

 

You could feel the excitement building as the children poured in through the gates, filling their water bottles in preparation.

 All the children gave it their best and did our little school proud.  They had lots of fun participating in the water race, bean bag, sack and egg race during the event.  

 

We wanted to share a few photos of the day with you all.

chainda sports day

 

chainda sports day

 

 

chainda sports day

 

Jun 01

In action at the Rotary International Conference

Alison is leading a team of wonderful volunteers at the Rotary International Conference, at Sydney Olympic Park.

 

If you are one of the generous Rotarians attending the conference drop by the Our Rainbow House stall (booth 294) and chat with one of the team.

 

 

nicole

Nicole

You can meet with the wonderful Nicole who spent 15 months volunteering  at Our Rainbow House, Chainda, Zambia.  Nicole has brought back some amazing pictures drawn by some of the children.

It is hard not be moved by the first hand stories of how the generous work and support is making a difference to so many lives.

 

If you are unable to come and chat with us face-to-face to ask how you can donate or sponsor one of children or teachers you can email us direct at

 

australianoffice@ourrainbowhouse.org.au

 

Here are a few action shots from yesterday’s event.

our rainbow house

CaAtherine, (Debbie’s husband) Terry Daly from RAWCS, Tracey, and Owen

 

 

our rainbow house

Tracey with the wonderful Alison

May 23

Welcome to Our Rainbow House

 

Welcome to the new web site for Our Rainbow House!

Meet our Founder Alison Ray, from Emerald QLD, who visited the village of Chainda in 2002 and felt a very strong  calling to help this  impoverished community. Alison feels she is very blessed to have such a strong group of  volunteers who support this charity tirelessly.

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Alison with two of the amazing teachers

 

“In 2002, I was privileged to work in a School in its infancy, in Tanzania.  Zambia is not too far away, just a short flight, so I thought I would drop by to meet our son’s sponsor child on the way back to Australia.

Felix lived in a village called Chainda where, in those days, there were 30,000 people including 2,500 orphans and vulnerable children living on 5 hectares.

From the moment I stepped out of the vehicle in Chainda, I just knew that was where God and the Angels wanted me to work.  It was an overwhelming feeling.

There is a long story in between then and May, 2012 when we opened our School.  I do hope to update it soon.

I am blessed with an amazing group of people who have followed me on this path.  It would have been impossible on my own, but together we are making a difference in Chainda.  Today, there are 26,000 people including 7,800 orphans and vulnerable children.  We are educating just 45!

I love our Project and it is so good to be guided to help these people in Chainda and have such fantastic friends and family that support me in making this Charity work”.

Alison J Ray

Director: Our Rainbow House

 

Alison and Vasumathi

Alison with Vasumathi, one of the Advisory Council Members