Supply Textbooks for 10 Classrooms in Tanzania

by AfricAid, Inc.
Children at Upendo School
Children at Upendo School

Hello dear AfricAid supporters,

Thank you so much for supporting our program to supply textbooks to students in Tanzania.  Because of your generosity, we've almost reached our goal -- only $750 left to raise and we will have completely outfitted 10 classrooms (about 400 children) at Upendo Primary School in Tanzania with necessary school text books.  In Tanzania, universal primary education is the goal and tuition is free at government schools.  However, many impoverished families struggle to pay for text books and uniforms.  AfricAid helps these families by assisting with these fees so more Taznanian children can go to school and build meaningful futures.

Your support is greatly appreciated.  Asante sana!

Elizabeth Abshire

Margaret at Orkeeswa School in Tanzania
Margaret at Orkeeswa School in Tanzania

Hello dear AfricAid supporters,

Thank you so much for your support to help supply texbooks to classrooms in Tanzania.  We set a goal of reaching $6,000 and with the help of 126 generous donors like yourselves we only have $825 left to go!  Once we have raised this money, we can deliver text books to Tanzanian students that allow them to improve their lives and their community.  Books are such a fundamental part of education that they are often taken for granted in the U.S.  Books are vitally needed in Tanzania where students and schools often cannot afford them.

Thanks to your generous support, children throughout Tanzania will receive books to enhance their educations. An educated child will continue to improve his/her community, creating a positive impact on the entire country.  

We're so grateful for you! Asante sana!  

Elizabeth Abshire

Losinoni Kids
Losinoni Kids

Hello AfricAid friends and supporters,

I returned from Tanzania in June and had the pleasure of delivering books to several classrooms.  It was incredible to see the happiness and pride the children took from the books.  In Tanzania, a book is a very precious gift and the children are grateful for the opportunity to have a book and go to school.  It was heart-warming to see the children's delight and their eagerness to read and learn.

Thank you very much for your generous support.  Without you, these children likely wouldn't have school books and many sit in class trying to simply remember everything the teacher says. 

At AfricAid, we're committed to growing our textbook program and will continue delivering books in Tanzania, ensuring they reach children in need who would have no other way to obtain them.  Together, we can make a difference.

Asante sana,

Elizabeth Abshire

Executive Director, AfricAid

Dear friends,

Tomorrow morning, I will be leaving for my annual visit to Tanzania. During my six weeks there, I will be visiting several of AfricAid's partner schools, all of which are doing important work to support education in this East African nation. I couldn't be more excited to see how our students have grown in confidence and leadership over the past year.

During my upcoming school visits, I will have the chance to oversee the distribution of textbooks at AfricAid's partner schools. By the time we write you next, we will be able to share photos and testimonials from those schools. We know that the students of Losinoni Primary School will be especially ecstatic to receive copies of "On My Way To School," a book written about Tanzanian childrens' walk to school each day. We know that these books are creating vital learning opportunities for Tanzanian students -- opportunities are rare for the majority of Tanzanian students. Thank you for making this possible!

I have attached a photo below. I hope that the smile of this Tanzanian student helps to convey just how needed and appreciated your support is!

We look forward to writing next time with photos and testimonials from the partner schools receiving your books!

All my best,

Ashley Shuyler

Dear friends,

I am writing to thank you for all that you have done to provide vital learning materials to students in Tanzania. As a result of your generosity, AfricAid has been able to provide hundreds of textbooks in Tanzanian classrooms.  

Most recently, AfricAid distributed textbooks at the Upendo English Medium Primary School, a school in Tanzania that is working to provide a strong foundation for English learning at a young age. Because the national examinations in Tanzania are in English, those students who have a solid grasp of English usually perform the best on the exams. This young, innovative school was therefore very grateful for the textbooks that were recently provided at the school, because they will go a long way in helping the students to learn critical English skills.

Thank you again for your support! The entire AfricAid and Upendo communities could not be more grateful.

With much appreciation,

Ashley Shuyler


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AfricAid, Inc.

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Betsy Hoke
Interim Executive Director
Denver, CO United States

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