BATUK staff volunteer at Tanzania’s Neema Village

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BATUK staff helping at the Neema Infant Rescue Centre. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Staff from the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) administration office took time out of their busy schedule to volunteer at the Neema Infant Rescue Centre.

While there, they helped care for the abandoned babies and undertook some DIY chores.

“The centre do a fantastic job giving abandoned babies a place to call home and it was BATUK’s pleasure to help at feeding time as well as managing a bit of DIY.” – BATUK Facebook page

Neema Village began as “Neema House” in 2012 as a rescue center for abandoned, orphaned and at risk babies in Arusha, Tanzania.

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BATUK staff have given up some of their time to volunteer their services at the Neema Infant Rescue Centre. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Since opening, Neena (which means “grace” in Swahili) has helped rescue more than a hundred babies. Many abandoned babies have now been adopted and others who had lost their mothers during birth were saved and have now been able to return home to an extended family member.

Babies are brought to Neema when they have been found abandoned or the mother has died. Infants who lose their mothers in Africa are ten times more likely to die due to un-sterile conditions, lack of proper nutrition and medical care.

If you would like to learn more about Neema Village or how to support their work, please visit their website.

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