Bukoba through AnaGrace's eyes
We just wanted to provide you with a brief update on how all of our students are doing.
Anagrace is doing well in fourth grade and is coming up on the Standard Four National Exams this year. She has another three and a half years left of primary school. She is also doing enjoying art as you can see by the photo of life of her home in Bukoba that she has sent us.
Ines and Susan are also doing well. They are enrolled in first grade and preschool respectively and are thrilled to be attending their new schools. Because of you, they are happy to be in great schools and receiving a solid education in Tanzania, but unfortunately, this is not the norm.
According to the World Bank the GDP in 2012 is $612 in Tanzania. With the annual cost of private schooling costing a substantial portion of the averange family's yearly income, a decent education is often inattainable for most families. While government schools are available, they are often plagued with over-crowding, inadequate resources, ill-prepared or even absent teachers. The schooling they receive at government schools is often no type of education at all. While we are happy to announce that we've succeeded in getting three young girls into great educational programs in Tanzania, there are still many more that need our help.
Please consider making a contribution today so that we can continue to send many more students in need to great schools.
AnaGrace (middle) with her fellow artists