Charities that TN&M supports: Mani Amiche in Guatemala
TN&M and "Mani Amiche"
The organisation has been NGO status since 1993 for the implementation of programs in the short and medium term in developing countries. In 2002 it was recognized as suitable for the selection, training and deployment of volunteers in the civil service and to provide on-site training for citizens of developing countries.More information
In 1994, Mani Amiche built a village in Guatemala, offering temporary accommodation for single mothers and widows in addition to providing a safe haven where their children can be educated in a fair and healthy environment. This village includes a nursery, kitchen/cantine, after-school common room and a general purpose recreation hall. They have recently added a paediatrician and a clinic in addition to offices and houses for the volunteers. Children and mothers can stay here for up to 3 years, in which time children are schooled and subsequently sponsored or adopted long-distance, so as to provide them with the necessary economic means to continue their studies. The mothers are then able to pursue studies of their own or complete training in order to re-enter professional life. Orphans at the centre may remain until they are entirely self-sufficient.
Alongside this project, the organization has also built a Pre-school to nurture children who have been denied early-education and a Student's headquarters for those that do not have the chance to study within their own communities.
Since May 2000, it also operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo through adoptions, scholarships and micro-projects. Amongst the achievements of the organisation are the following: