Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar

by CR HOPE FOUNDATION
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Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Support the Education of 53 Children in Zanzibar
Adult Learning Courses: German & English
Adult Learning Courses: German & English

Dear Changemaker,

Greetings from CR HOPE Foundation Zanzibar!

We hope you’re well and are managing to avoid the latest surge in cases of the omicron strain. At long last, we’re thrilled to be able to share lots of positive news with you! And at the risk of jinxing things, it feels like we are finally getting back to normal! Thanks to your valuable support, this year alone we achieved:


New Batch of Students

It was such a welcome sight to see our new young students in the classroom! A batch of 19 KG1 students have joined our school in January 2022. On behalf of the staff and CR HOPE community, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all our young pupils!


More Fun, More Learning, and More Variety!

One of the biggest changes and welcome improvements to come from school opening this year, is that we’ve been able to run our full programme, with a full range of subjects including robotics, recycling as well as campaigns to eliminate sugar from students’ meals, awareness on malaria and a lot more!


Adults Learning Courses in German and English

Perhaps the most appreciated addition for our students are the English and German classes for adults! Last year when we asked the community ‘what are you most looking forward to learning in 2022?’ a huge 83% said ‘learning a new language’. We’ve finally been able to fulfil our community’s wishes and onboard over 30 adults in our new program!
 

Last, but my no means least, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all of you for your continued support. These last couple of years have not been easy, but we’re immensely grateful to have your backing and encouragement.

With best wishes,

Renos Fountoulakis and all at CR HOPE Foundation

72 students are enjoying free education at CR HOPE
72 students are enjoying free education at CR HOPE
Dedicated volunteers make a lasting impact
Dedicated volunteers make a lasting impact
Introducing 'robotics' to our Standard 2 students
Introducing 'robotics' to our Standard 2 students
A chance for a better future
A chance for a better future
Moments of happiness at Seeds of Light school
Moments of happiness at Seeds of Light school
19 new Students joined KG1 in January
19 new Students joined KG1 in January
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We begin this report with a reminder that this project is implemented by the CR HOPE Foundation.

Thanks to your generous donations received over the past 3 months, we are pleased to report that the our foundation has built 2 bungalows to provide free accommodation to our teachers.

This was made possible thanks to you and the enormous support received from our volunteers, who visit our project since the begining of the year.

How does your contribution make an impact in Zanzibar?

  • 1/3 of Zanzibar's children do not attend primary school
  • 80% of primary school pupils also often fail their final national examinations
  • For those who are enrolled, there are no sufficient qualified teachers, classrooms and equipment
  • In Zanzibari schools, there is a lack of teachers in total, especially in very important fields of Math, Science and English, lowering the future opportunities for students

All of the above automatically prevent many youth from being educated and positioned for well-paid jobs in the future, which affect the overall Tanzanian community in general, financially and socially.

For this reason, CR HOPE Foundation has hired teachers from mainland Tanzania as they seem to be more qualified than those available in Zanzibar. In order to help our teachers save money from house rentals, we decided to build 2 self-contained bungalows and provide them with free accommodation. We hope that this way our teachers will be more motivated, increased their income and most importantly spend more energy on the project. 

We depend on your continued donations to implement more components of our programming and to ultimately make our project sustainable.

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Construction works at Seeds of Light school
Construction works at Seeds of Light school

We begin this report with a reminder that this project is implemented by the CR HOPE Foundation. Thanks to your generous donations received in April, we are pleased to report that the “Seeds of Light” school has expanded  its capacity from 53 students to over 100 - by buidling 5 new classrooms. This was made possible thanks to you and the enormous support received on the ground from 20 families (more than 60 volunteers), who visited our project in May, and constructed additionally a state-of-the-art playground area and installed a solar farm as well.

How does your contribution make an impact in Zanzibar? Approximately 140,000 children between the ages of 4 and 15 are out of school. Poverty, lower educational attainment of the household head, living in a rural area, and being male are all factors associated with a higher likelihood of 4-15 year olds being OOS. By increasing the capacity of students in our school, the iliteracy rate in the village of Kizimkazi will be reduced further.

This year, thanks to your support, we are able to hire better qualified teachers who can further enhance the current teaching program and curriculum.

We depend on your continued donations to implement more components of our programming and to ultimately make our project sustainable.

 

Attached to this report are a few pictures with captions of the Seeds of Light school from the field.

Sincerely,
Renos Fountoulakis
Founder of CR HOPE Foundation

 

 

Volunteers constructing classrooms
Volunteers constructing classrooms
Young volunteer painting the walls
Young volunteer painting the walls
Families of volunteers building the playground
Families of volunteers building the playground
Progress of the construction in May
Progress of the construction in May
Progress of the construction in July
Progress of the construction in July

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CR HOPE FOUNDATION

Location: Rockwall, Texas - United Arab Emirates
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Project Leader:
Renos Fountoulakis
ZANZIBAR, United Arab Emirates
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