International Awareness & Involvement
The Delta House (Mbabane, Swaziland)
Dedicated in 2002, the Delta House is a home for children who became orphans due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is located in what is now known as Vashti Village, in Mbabane, Swaziland along with two similar structures. Built to accommodate 12 children and a housemother, the home was made possible with funds contributed by Delta sorors at the 45th and 46th National Conventions held in Chicago (2000) and Atlanta (2002). Situated in a picturesque valley, an expansive vegetable garden flourishes behind the Delta House where residents (most of whom are adolescents) grow some of their own food. The village is still a work in progress with an office complex, conference center, church and apartments envisioned for the future.
The Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Disabled
(White City, Jabavu, South Africa)
Located in White City Jabavu, a section of Soweto in South Africa, the Adelaide Tambo School was established to create an environment conducive to learning and mental development and to provide therapeutic services to children who are physically challenged. It houses both male and female students in dormitories. The school was adopted by Delta in 2001 and a contribution toward the purchase of a 32-passenger bus was made to the school soon thereafter. Support is ongoing for the school, named in honor of the late Mrs. Adelaide Tambo, social and political activities and former Member of Parliament. She was the widow of former African National Congress president, Dr. Oliver Tambo