Calling all our former Arusha Volunteers! Here is a message from one of our partners in Tanzania, The Umoja Centre.
A Big Thank You to All Our Wonderful Supporters
As a friend or supporter of The Umoja Centre, you will be aware that we are a school that is different from most others. The students that attend are from the urban slum areas of the city of Arusha and are among some of those most in need in Tanzania. Because of extreme poverty they have been forced out of the education system and have little hope for the future. We help change their future prospects by offering them the opportunity of a free education and help to secure meaningful employment. The good news is we have found sponsors for almost three quarters of our new (2012) student group, who started last week. WELCOME TO OUR NEW SPONSORS.
But… we still have 14 students without sponsors
Sponsorship funds ensure that we can keep the Centre running and provide student resources, medical care, teaching resources, salaries for teachers, books, water and electricity. If you know anyone who can help provide an amazing group of disadvantaged young people with the chance of a better life, please pass this message on. Let them know that they will be giving the gift of education, and in doing so enjoy the rewards that being an Umoja sponsor brings! It costs just $35AUD or £18GBP per month. And all they need to do is send us an email.