To the ends of the earth…and back!

Water Well Update

Dear friends,

As you may recall, Journeys of Solutions partnered with Tumaini Junior School last year to collect funds to complete a water well in drought-ridden Tanzania. Since last summer, Tumaini has been in desperate need of water to serve the 500+ students and staff members so it is with great joy that I announce we have reached our goal of $23,000.00. Please stay tuned for additional updates and photos of our progress in the coming months. Here’s a photo of where the water will be accessed (just to the left of the blue tarp).

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A very special THANK YOU to everyone who donated to this project! We raised $9,000.00 at a November 2011 fundraiser and within the past few weeks, we raised the additional $14,000.00. The water well will be named in honor of my father, John C. Kallop, who has given generously to Tumaini in the past. Sadly, Dad recently lost a very courageous nine-month battle with gastric cancer.

In other news: Earlier this year two JOS volunteers, Heide & Sue, traveled to Tanzania where they spent about two weeks visiting Tumaini Junior School and Shalom Orphanage Centre. 

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Heide & Sue pictured here in town with two of our students, both named Glory.

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Heide & Sue pictured here at Tumaini with the School Director, Mr. Bayo

During their stay, the women taught a health course to the older female students at Tumaini, sat in on several classes and spent time writing letters with the sixteen children in the Child Sponsorship Program. Sue and Heide also brought along donated items, including school supplies from a New Jersey youth group, Saints by the Sea. Here is a photo of (L-R) Head Teacher Allan, School Director Mr. Bayo, JOS’ Tanzanian partner Malikcy and Teacher Jimmy with the donated goods! 

Check back soon to read more about Heide’s experience!

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Currently, the children are working hard in their second trimester!

Thank you for you continued support 🙂

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