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Our Histoy

This is How We Got Started...

On a certain morning many years ago, I could vividly remember the tears that rolled down a group of women's faces as they wrapped and cuddled a new born with a shawl. Being a child who loved babies a lot, I was bewildered at why these women were shedding tears while cuddling such a beautiful baby. Alas, cold shivers were sent down my spine when I heard another woman by the corner narrate what had happened to the baby. I was thrown into a state of chaos, I was devastated at the same time broken. I remembered choking back sadness, as I repeatedly palmed away tears before they could bowl over my eyelids.

What kind of a woman dumps her new born baby overnight in a drainage system, leaving her to die? I wondered… What crime has this innocent baby committed to deserve such inhumane treatment? What does the future hold for the baby without the parents? After that day, I was determined to make a difference.

I wanted to change people; I wanted to put smiles on people's faces; I wanted to be the hope for the hopeless; I wanted to impact my world. The next time I had a chat with my mother about my dreams and aspirations, I told her I wanted to own an orphanage. She smiled and encouraged me that it was a noble thing to do. Over the years, I realized that most children in the orphanage were abandoned by vulnerable women. Perhaps if they had a trusted means of livelihood and right guidance they wouldn't abandon their babies. This led me to go after the greater issue. Much more than starting an orphanage, I had to find a way to provide for the needs of these less privileged children while addressing the root cause of why women abandon their babies in the first place.

What kind of a woman dumps her new born baby overnight in a drainage system, leaving her to die?

Cynthia Obiwanne (Executive Director, TAF)

Consequently, Talklove Africa Foundation was born. To provide the needed help and support to the less privileged children and vulnerable women in the society. As the name indicates, Love conquers all. The society is somehow debased, That Love is relegated to the background. It then becomes necessary to teach love by showing love.

What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special.

Morris Dees

It does not matter how much we donate; it matters whether the donation is meaningful. How to define meaningful? Let society and history judge.

Ronnie Chan

Making a donation is the ultimate sign of solidarity. Actions speak louder than words.

Ibrahim Hooper

The article, "15 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering That Will Inspire You" states, "Volunteering creates stronger bonds between friends, family, and coworkers." This i have achieved by Volunteering at TAF. I've been able to meet people, learn and develop social skills. I feel valued, satisfied and fulfilled being a volunteer with TAF.