Last month, I was able to be a part of a life changing experience for an entire village in Simanjiro, Tanzania. It was an inspiring journey that myself and 16 other volunteers from the US and Mexico embarked on to lend our muscles and mix cement, carry blocks, and break cultural barriers.
With 17 different personalities in one room, sleeping in children’s bunk beds (along with two bat incidents), no hot water shower to rinse off the day, and tiring hard labor, we really braced ourselves for a rough week. What we got was something incredibly different. Women worked along side Maasai warriors and we had loads of laughs in between sweaty, muddy labor.
By next term, the Namelok School will be a fully functioning AND self- sustainable school. Also exciting, we have teamed up with Vision for Youth, who are acting as our on-the-ground financial management partners, also performing capacity building workshops with the entire school board members and parents of the community. Next month, we will be implementing several income generating projects including chicken coops, a cow and goat project for selling milk/meat in the markets. This is going to be a major driving force to support the kids who don’t have parents and aren’t able to pay school fees.
Thank you again for supporting such a special cause. It is my hope that you have enjoyed investing in this cause as much as I have enjoyed seeing it come to life! If you would like more information on my recent visit please feel free to give me a call. I would love to talk to you about how special this project is if you have any questions!
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