Newsletter Sign Up

Name (required)

Email (required)

Mailing Address

City (required)

State (required)

Zip Code (required)



With the IOP continually growing- adding new programs and initiatives and welcoming new volunteers- there’s never a dull moment at the Ilula Orphan Center in Tanzania.  Stay up-to-date about recent volunteer visits, program and initiative progress, fundraising efforts around the world, and updated sponsor information by signing up to receive our monthly newsletters. To receive a copy of our newsletter, please fill out the form below.

If you are a current student sponsor or sign up to be a student sponsor, you will automatically receive 3-4 newsletters throughout the year.

Newsletter Archive

To access past editions of our newsletter, please click on the links below for downloadable PDFs.

News Archive

A helping hand from a hopeful heart: African orphans are helped by the love and efforts of a former Washington woman

By Doug Rapp | Staff Writer
February 20, 2009

Ask Berit Skaare about her work in Africa and you’ll hear a passionate response from a woman who believes in what she does. Skaare runs the Ilula Orphan Program in Tanzania, an eastern African nation of 40 million.
Read more 

VT Edition Interview: Trish Siplon & Edson Msigwa on the Ilula Orphan Center in Tanzania

Vermont Public Radio
Patti Daniels
February 14, 2008 at 3:14pm

Spin your globe to the continent of Africa, and look toward the eastern coast. Halfway down the continent is the country of Tanzania and in the center of that country is the community of Ilula.
Listen to the interview