The Tamara Foundation has had a long relationship with the Union Gospel Mission. In fact, one of the board members of the Tamara Foundation sat on the board for the UGM for ten years. He also chaired the UGM Building Committee for five years, which was responsible for the creation of a men’s residential alcohol and drug recovery centre.
Directors of the Tamara Foundation had the privilege of meeting Doris Olafsen through a joint partnership concerning the work of another not-for-profit board. When Doris transitioned to Opportunity International, she was confident that the Tamara Foundation’s purpose to help disadvantaged and devalued women and their families would be a good match with Opportunity International’s project to assist poor women in Bihar, India, spearheaded by Opportunity International Australia.
For years, breakfast and lunch programs have been offered by schools across the country as teachers and facilitators recognize that many of their students come to school hungry or with no lunch of their own. When a child is hungry, not only are they unable to focus and learn, but they become embarrassed amongst their peers.