Volunteers with AMAP Children
Q-IV 2011 Progress Report, AMAP, Bagamoyo. Tanzania
The fourth quarter of 2011 was not an easy ride for AMAP School. Running against many challenges the school was able to overcome many financial hurdles and continue on with its progress and mission educating many underprivileged children living in and around the Bagamoyo area.
The East Africa Aid Foundation was able to solicit enough funds in the US and Canada to accomplish the following during the last quarter of the year.
- Fully support 35 graduating students making their way to the educational system and primary school. The 35 children were sponsored by the charitable donations of many individuals and their tuition fees were paid as well as their school necessities furnished.
- The East Africa Aid Foundation was able to provide schooling supplies, uniform and basic necessities to the graduating children on top of their yearly enrollment fees to the public school.
- Maintaining the current teacher to student to student ratio by keeping three FTE teachers enrolled under the program and providing the low teacher to student class ratio.
- On the horizon for 2012:
- Expanding the school premises from the current building to a larger space that would allow the student a better educational environment. A total of 70 children are currently enrolled in the morning program and a larger space is needed to allow for better classroom education.
- A donation of computer equipment to construct the first computer lab locally at the school and start a computer learning class for all the children free of charge. The first computer laboratory in the Bagamoyo area made possible by the charitable donations of US based organizations! The cargo shipment of computers is currently on its way to Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.
- Solicit enough funds to supply the current enrolled students to be able to gain their fair chance of education and be provided the basics of the needed supplies to achieve it. (school uniform, school supplies, teachers and teaching assistants as well as a breakfast meal for all children attending)
- Interns from University of Gent have finished their internship at AMAP lasting three months. Two students from the school of social sciences have passed 100 days volunteering at AMAP school working on student tracking sheets as well as much needed documentation for the children’s educational status as well as health score sheet. All the necessary documents have been kept on file at AMAP school for future reference and necessary updates.