Project #265 | Same Learning Center for Underserved Students
Our Partnership with Empower Tanzania
Tanzania has a young population. Half of its 54 million citizens are children. It is estimated that up to 71% of children in Tanzania suffer two or more instances of severe deprivations of basic needs. These challenges are complex and interrelated, and include poverty, poor health, neglect and abuse. The challenges that vulnerable children and adolescents face in Tanzania is complex. Risks include poverty, poor health, neglect and abuse. There is an urgent need to support vulnerable children and families so that they have access to adequate nutrition and education.
We’re partnering with Empower Tanzania so that 50 vulnerable children in Same Town gain academic and nutritional resources through the Same Learning Center. Students meet at the learning center after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays to improve their English and Swahili reading skills so they can excel in school. On Saturdays, students also receive additional tutoring and nutritious meals, and participate in daily life skills instruction such as animal husbandry, games, gardening, and social skills. Each child receives a school uniform, shoes, notebooks, pens, and hygiene materials (soap, oil, toothpaste, and menstrual pads for girls).
STUDENTS SUPPORTED WITH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING, LIFE SKILLS TRAINING & MEALS
PRIMARY SCHOOLS SUPPORTED WITH FOOD FOR NUTRITIOUS SCHOOL LUNCHES
HOURS PER WEEK THAT EACH STUDENT SPENDS AT THE SAME LEARNING CENTER
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.