To the ends of the earth…and back!

Mosquito nets, laptops and more!!

The second term is in full swing! We are busy with joint-school examinations, sports practices and preparing the computer lab for the arrival of recently donated laptop computers!

Speaking of laptops: if you find yourself in or near Canandaigua, NY this weekend, join volunteer Tom Stevens at his house for a TECHNOLOGY FOR TUMAINI night. You’ll hear stories of Tom’s time at Tumaini earlier this year, have the opportunity to donate a laptop or funds for educational DVDs and even sample some Tanzanian dishes!

Anyway, the holiday month of April also proved busy! Thanks to two Geneseo Central High School students, every bed at Tumaini and nearby Shalom Orphanage Centre was given a brand new mosquito net! The two students, Rebecca and Sara, fundraised for this project as part of an ecology class project. Given that we are in the rainy season, the nets are especially vital! Read more about their project here.

20130516-115552.jpgStore owners, Lucy and Willie, where we purchased the nets!

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In other news:
Tumaini now has a new walkway…
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The computer lab has a brand new window! Thank you Sara and Brett Shifrin and Gould Academy!
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And we now have new (and very much needed) music equipment! Thank you David and Marta Hall for your donation!
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Finally, kudos to Tumaini’s Standard VII students (and their hard-working teachers) : in the most recent joint exams with a neighboring primary school, 9 of the top 10 students came from Tumaini and 18 of the top 20!

One response

  1. barbara burns

    Greetings! You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Receiving your updates and seeing the smiling faces leaves me “homesick” and wishing I was there. it is so good to hear of the continued growth going on with Shalom and Tumaini. My best to everyone and a hug for Rose.

    20/05/2013 at 07:50

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