Founded in 2014, we are a small charity that raises funds in support of the Kingereeka School in the rural village of Boma Ng'ombe, in northeastern Tanzania. In 2018, the funds we collected from donations, in-kind support and fundraising initiatives paid for school and exam fees for 15 high school children, and helped to purchase water tanks and build a much-needed classroom.
Most residents of Boma depend on subsistence farming for their livelihoods, and some earn a meager wage through tourism in neighbouring Kilimanjaro. With the average family income of about $500 US/year, the burden of school fees, combined with the cost of transport, school supplies and uniforms is more than most families can afford.
Our aim is to help these students finish high school so that they in turn can help their families and the community overcome poverty.
Our goal in 2019 is to continue paying school fees and to raise funds to build a kitchen for the school. Hunger is also an issue for children in Boma.
Boma's residents are kind and welcoming and eager for their children to have an education. Please consider a donation to help these dedicated students remain in school. It truly does take a village to raise a child, and everyone in this village reaps the benefits of educated youth. Thank you!