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1000 School Textbooks for Tanzanian Children

Team Member: Kelly Moselle

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EVENT DATE Jul 05, 2015

THE STORY:

AJ Best wrote -

On average Tanzanian primary school classrooms have a 49:1 pupil to teacher ratio and a 5:1 book to child ratio. Learning in this environment is difficult.
Over the past decade enrollment for children in primary schools in Tanzania has increased however, conditions, ratio of teachers to children and lack of resources make learning a challenge. In many schools there is solely a single text book for the primary teacher and none for the children. Imagine trying to learn in a class with 49 other 7 year olds without a book, school supplies or proper lavatories.....
In July Friends-Together (www.friendstogether.org) will take volunteers and school and medical supplies to the children of Tanzania. We have partnered with Tanzacare (ww.tanzacare.org) to bring supplies to 3 rural areas in Tanzania. These areas that have a new buildings to learn in, thanks to Tanzacare, but no books. Our goal is to bring 1000 books to these children. Please help us. Each text book is $25 and must be bought in Tanzania from the government.
Please help us help them!

Below are some quick facts from UNICEF:
Net primary enrolment rate: 94%
Net primary completion rate: 62%
Pupil-qualified teacher ratio at primary level: 49:1
Pupil-textbook ratio at the primary level: 5:1
Primary school leaving examination pass rate: 53.5%
Pupil-latrine ratio (boys; girls) at primary level: 54:1; 51:1
Children with disabilities enrolled in primary school: 33, 435

This site will be used by Friends-Together volunteers attending the trip and our hope is to make the 1000 book goal/$25000 by July 1, 2015. Our adventure begins July 9, 2015. Please visit www.friendstogether.org for more information on the relief trip. Thank you for your consideration of help the great cause of child education.

"Let us think of education as a means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a hope and a dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation." -JFK
Please help us help them!

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The Team: $2,817 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Amanda Davis

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72% Raised of $1,730 Goal

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AJ Best

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4% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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