Founded in 2014, we are a small charity that raises funds in support of the Kengereka School in the rural village of Boma Ng'ombe, in northeastern Tanzania.
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 2020 is to continue helping to cover exam fees and to raise funds to build another classroom for the school as there are an average of 90 students per class. Hunger is also an issue for children in Boma which is why in 2019 we funded the construction of a new kitchen to better serve the school lunch that the families need to pay for. Eventually we hope to have sponsorship to provide a breakfast as the lunch is often the only meal these students have.
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!