The Mission of the Tashirat Orphanage is to take in disabled children, children who are too old to be adopted, or siblings who normally are separated or left in overcrowded government orphanages for the rest of their childhoods, then sent into the world alone at 18 years old with no one to count on.
Tashirat is comprised of small families. Most staff members are foster parents to 3 – 8 children and each family has their living quarters. The children are cared for and loved as our own. Although they will eventually attend universities and go out into the world to start their adult lives, they will always have a home and family to fall back on.
All of the children arrived in extremely poor health. Many were on heavy medications for chronic illnesses; all were malnourished and weak physically as well as emotionally. Ten of our children are special needs children with various disabilities, psychological and mental disorders. All the others have overcome deep emotional traumas. We have watched all the children flourish since their arrival, and with every passing year they realize more of their potential, becoming less “special needs” and more confident and secure. Living in a positive environment where their loves and talents are cultivated has given all of our Tashirat children the force to transform into the most open, communicative, harmonious, fun and beautiful individuals.
The Tashirat children are given the highest quality vegetarian diet. We use homeopathy when necessary and avoid using allopathic medications. In Tashirat we live ecologically. The children are raised to become independently thinking, globally and spiritually conscious individuals who care about themselves, others and the world as a whole. All children understand English and most are fully bilingual now.
Our permanent staff team is entirely dedicated to the children as well as their own spiritual paths. The Tashirat staff members are from all over the world and speak both English and Spanish. A majority of the staff members have lived and worked in Tashirat for over decade.
We encourage you to join our support team as a volunteer or sponsor! In our small organization, it is people like you that make this work a reality for the children in our care. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!