Calendar for a chicken farm

Rural Health Lecturer Dr Brad Hodge tries to practice what he preaches to his students, by giving back himself to various charities - including Orphfund.  In this article he shares how he became involved and how people can get involved.

I started volunteering with Orphfund some time ago because I was impressed with Orphfund's commitment to ensuring that all money raised was spent directly improving the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children in the world. One of Orphfund's remarkable achievements is to develop really strong local teams who are a formidable force in improving the lives of children in rural and remote  areas across Uganda, Sierra Leone and Kenya. Without the work of the Orphfund team these kids would continue experiencing the some of  the most abject poverty in the world. With Orphfund's support, these kids are able to access schooling and the support required to thrive and make a difference in their own communities.

As the end of the 2020 came into view, I started thinking about how I might use my skills as an artist to  make a more significant contribution to the work of Orphfund.  I have a great appreciation for the outdoors and so created a limited edition calendar to celebrate our incredible spaces and I hope you enjoy it. Much in keeping with the ethos of Orphfund, all of the money raised from this calendar will go directly to setting up a chicken farm at Tombo, Sierra Leonne. This chicken farm will cost around $4000 and will provide the Tombo project with food and income which will dramatically improve their long term sustainability of a fantastic locally driven project.

You can contribute to this project by purchasing one (or a whole bunch) of my calendar, which can be found at

We are all hoping that 2021 will be a better year, but one thing we can be sure of is that by supporting organisations like Orphfund, we are able to improve the lives of many children that don’t get the opportunities we take for granted.