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Together We Can- Emma Jagasia

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The Story

I'm going to Tanzania to support the kids of First Chance Education Centre and I need your help getting there!

I am going on a 12-day trip to visit and support the First Chance Education Centre in Moshi, Tanzania with getFIT615 and Brittany Dobbs. The visit will focus on efforts to improve this early childhood education center for children ages 2 - 5, through working directly with children in the community and the administration.

Funds raised will go DIRECTLY towards our volunteer trip and the special projects we will support. Our priorities are to ensure that children can safely get to school each day in a new van, enabling the Centre to hire qualified teachers and administrators, and increasing the nutritional value of school meals. In addition, we are each raising funds for the trip itself, which is September 28 to October 9, 2017.

Our Goals:

MY GOAL: raise $5,000

GROUP GOAL: Over $29,600

All donations will directly impact the school by sending me there to volunteer and the special projects we will support below! 

- 4 YEAR-ROUND teachers: $12,000

- New van: $16,400

- YEAR-ROUND breakfast AND lunch for all students: $500

- Paint for mural: $500

Every single $10 & $20 dollar donation you can give helps these students.

What, How, Who, When, Why: 

My friend Brittany has been working with the school since 2015. Inspired by the children and the people she met on past trips, she has committed to serve as Patron of the school. She has teamed up with getFIT615, a wonderful fitness and health community in Nashville run by Kate Moore, and the two of them planned this adventure for us!

getFIT615 is driven by a bold sense of belonging – to the community, to the city, to each other, and to the world. Brittany’s work with First Chance reflects the things getFIT615 values most, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be going on this trip with these two incredible souls. After all, we shine brightest when we’re helping each other, here at home and around the world.

Pamoja Tunaweza means together we can in Swahili - and we really do believe that this community can do anything they set their mind do! With a little bit of financial help and support, they will be able to reach more and more young lives - we look forward to being a part of that for years to come.