Gongali Village School

Gongali Village School
children at the Gongali Village School, built by Primary Schools for Africa in Nov/Dec 2010

Monday, 7 April 2014


Hi Everyone

Tomorrow I leave for Tanzania after a successful 3 month fundraising to complete the construction of this important phase of the Gongali village School project. We've managed to raise 96% of the needed funds. So it's enough to almost complete the project, with the remaining funds to come at a later date.

This is such an important project as it completes all 7 classrooms in the  Gongali Village School. The villagers and the teachers and students are very excited.

Thank you so much to all who have responded to our recent pleas for help on this project.

Also, a special thanks to Vicky Wang and her new charity, Accessible Education Association. This is a group of Grade 10 high school students in Vancouver whose main focus is to provide textbooks for Third World schools. Check out their website. http://www.aeassociation.org/.

They have raised $376.00 to date. They have donated this amount which I will be giving to one of our schools when I am there. Great work, Vicky.

In other news, and this is big and wonderful, I will have the fortunate task when in Tanzania this time around, of finding and starting a new school project, thanks to a donor who is willing to fund an entire 7 classroom project. I'll keep you posted on the progress of that.

One of our Directors, Peter Daniels and his partner Olga, will be joining us for the opening celebrations of this project.

Also attending the celebrations will be a former college classmate of mine, John Lutes, and members of his family who have come to visit "his" projects; a classroom building at the Kilimamoja Village School and a Teacher's Residence at the Gongali Village School that he funded in 2013.

Again a special thanks to all our supporters. Asante sana, sana, sana.

Alan Roy

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