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Emburis Pre and Primary School

Organized by: Jessica Fujimori

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THE STORY:

Meet two of the most determined, inspiring people I know: Nakaji Lukumay and her son Junior, from Monduli, Tanzania. I lived with them for a few months two years ago, and I remember hearing “Mama Lukumay” tell me her dream: to build a primary school for the many children in Monduli who could not afford government or private schools.

Since then, with their own money, Nakaji and Junior have constructed three classrooms where the first 18 kids are already learning and growing. The second class of students is registering now. They named the school Emburis Pre- and Primary School and dedicated it to the memory of husband and father John Lukumay, who died from cancer last year. You can follow their progress on the Emburis School's Facebook page.


With your support, the Lukumays can do even more to improve their community through education. Donation will go to simple but healthy lunches for the students and school operating costs, keeping tuition at a fraction of the cost of other local pre- and primary schools.

The kids in this town, like kids everywhere, are bright and eager to learn and just need the chance to sit in a classroom and open a book. I saw their curiosity and enthusiasm myself, sitting on a dusty soccer field with an open book in my lap, surrounded by a crowd of inquisitive 7-year-olds.

Low-cost, high-quality education early on for these children will make all the difference in the world not only for them, but for their entire community. These kids will emerge equipped and motivated to excel in secondary school and beyond, and one day they will give back to their community just as the Lukumays are doing now. Help them get there; anything counts.

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NOTE: Some people have been donating offline by check. I'd like to thank and acknowledge their generosity here. When I receive these offline donations, I will lower the online fundraising goal by an equivalent amount to reflect the progress towards the goal.

Thank you so much to the following offline donors:

Anonymous ($300)

Jun Fujimori and Fred Fimbel ($200)

$1,422

 

32% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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  • Jessica Fujimori

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Paul Hemberger

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Maureen & Taro Fujimori

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Shea Seaborn

    $100

  • Putlands

    $100

  • Abby and Eric Jorgensen

    $150

  • Sally Jorgensen

    $100

  • Merriley Smith

    $100

  • Jane & Keith Lazelle

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Esther Jang

    $25

  • Lee-kai

    $100

  • Matt Joss

    $10

  • Claire and Stella Jorgensen

    $62

  • Merriley Smith

    $100

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Organized by

Jessica Fujimori

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Donor Comments

Merriley Smith

Merriley Smith

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Claire and Stella Jorgensen

Claire and Stella Jorgensen

DONATION: $62

In honor of Charles and Sally Jorgensen 4 years ago

Matt Joss

Matt Joss

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Lee-kai

Lee-kai

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Esther Jang

Esther Jang

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Jane & Keith Lazelle

Jane & Keith Lazelle

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Merriley Smith

Merriley Smith

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sally Jorgensen

Sally Jorgensen

DONATION: $100

A tribute to Nakaji and to Abby Jorgensen 4 years ago

Abby and Eric Jorgensen

Abby and Eric Jorgensen

DONATION: $150

In memory of Baba John 4 years ago

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