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.
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 with Vasumathi, one of the Advisory Council Members