Dave Richter believes in engaging in the global community through supporting community-building efforts and by promoting educational opportunities for all children. Learn more about Dave’s global outreach activities including:
Tabitha Foundation: Community Building in Cambodia
Cambodia is finally emerging from a violent and turbulent past that left 35% of the population below the poverty level. With the return of political stability rebuilding can finally begin, but assistance from outside Cambodia is needed to help the country get back on its feet.
One organization making a real difference is the Tabitha Foundation. The Foundation, which was established by Janne Ritskes in Phnom Penh in 1994, now runs five different Programs and is building a women’s hospital:
– Cottage Industry
– Community Development through Savings
– Water Wells
– House Building
– Nokor Tep Hospital
Dave has been working with the Tabitha Foundation leading groups of “builders” – no prior experience required – to Cambodia for the past 15 years. As a team, we build houses for Cambodian families who otherwise could not afford them. This is an incredibly moving experience – both humbling and exhilarating. Builders are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals expenses. In addition, adult builders are required to donate $1,500 for building materials.
To get involved please contact https://tabitha-cambodia.org.
HAMOMI Children’s Centre: Nairobi, Kenya
Dave has a personal connection to Kenya having attended school there for several years when he was 8 years old. What better way to give back to a global educational effort than serving on the Board for Hamomi Children’s Centre.
Hamomi Children’s Centre improves the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Nairobi, Kenya by allowing them to develop into adults with the skills necessary to improve their own social and economic condition.
The primary school is entirely free for its 120 pupils, all of whom are classified as orphaned or vulnerable children. Education cannot end after 8th grade. Hamomi award’s secondary scholarships for all the Hamomi Primary School graduates.
Hamomi is not an orphanage. They match orphaned students with guardians in the community who offer direct love & care, which an orphanage cannot.
The Centre serves 2 meals a day, 6 days a week to 132 students & staff. This relieves the burden of feeding another mouth in all respective homes.
Hamomi provides annual check-ups, first-aid, emergency care, preventative care and HIV/AIDS education.
To get involved please contact http://hamomi.org.