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Jun 16, 2016 9:52 EST

Greater Houston Community Foundation – 2016 Uhuru for Education Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 16, 2016

2016 Uhuru for Education Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

 

 

 

A CHARITABLE FUNDRAISER FOR

Greater Houston Community Foundation

 

 

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Neema International and the new Tuleeni Orphanage & Early Childhood Education Center!!

 

 

As many of you know, my daughter Mandy moved to Tanzania in 2013 to live permanently with the children and the country she loves. She runs her own non-profit organization, Neema International, http://neemainternational.org/ that works to improve the lives of East Africa’s youth through education and sustainable building projects. Mandy’s first visit to Tanzania was in June of 2011, and she fell in love with the children who lived at the Tuleeni Orphanage.

This summer marks Mandy’s FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with these children!! During this time, she has worked tirelessly to secure private education sponsors for over 85 children who are associated with Tuleeni, and she has recently completed fundraising for an entirely new facility that includes an Early Childhood Education Center in a neighboring village. The location of this new center means that Neema International will be servicing an additional population, which translates into an ever increasing need for sponsors and operating funds!!

Neema International, in a wonderfully beneficial partnership with Arrow Electronics, received a Digitruck last summer.  The Digitruck is a 40-foot shipping container that is equipped with computers, routers, a TV and other modern day technology that is actually located on the new orphanage property.  It is solar-powered with panels on the roof that take advantage of the abundant sunshine found in the area.  Mandy  and her team of volunteers have been teaching daily out of this truck and using the technology to bring basic education to a group of young people, ranging in age from three to eighteen,  who have limited opportunities in their native village.

The new Tuleeni Orphanage and Early Childhood Education Center has features that make it a model for facilities in developing areas. Children will now have a clean space in which to live, learn and sleep.  Clean water is available to the facility and local villagers thanks to a purifier that treats water that flows from a nearby river.  Solar power will provide electricity for lights and refrigeration.   A biogas cooker will allow workers to provide food in a more efficient fashion. And finally, Arrow Electronics has also funded internet for the new facility and donated thirty tablets in addition to the computers that are in the Digitruck.

The future is bright for Neema International ( http://neemainternational.org/. ) In addition to continuing to develop and run the new center, Neema International next aims to bolster the existing public school in the village so that children who are not sponsored will have access to an ever-improving quality of education.

neighboring village. The location of this new center means that Neema International will be servicing an additional population, which translates into an ever increasing need for sponsors and operating funds!!

Neema International, in a wonderfully beneficial partnership with Arrow Electronics, received a Digitruck last summer.  The Digitruck is a 40-foot shipping container that is equipped with computers, routers, a TV and other modern day technology that is actually located on the new orphanage property.  It is solar-powered with panels on the roof that take advantage of the abundant sunshine found in the area.  Mandy  and her team of volunteers have been teaching daily out of this truck and using the technology to bring basic education to a group of young people, ranging in age from three to eighteen,  who have limited opportunities in their native village.

The new Tuleeni Orphanage and Early Childhood Education Center has features that make it a model for facilities in developing areas. Children will now have a clean space in which to live, learn and sleep.  Clean water is available to the facility and local villagers thanks to a purifier that treats water that flows from a nearby river.  Solar power will provide electricity for lights and refrigeration.   A biogas cooker will allow workers to provide food in a more efficient fashion. And finally, Arrow Electronics has also funded internet for the new facility and donated thirty tablets in addition to the computers that are in the Digitruck.

The future is bright for Neema International ( http://neemainternational.org/. ) In addition to continuing to develop and run the new center, Neema International next aims to bolster the existing public school in the village so that children who are not sponsored will have access to an ever-improving quality of education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information:

Julie Stein

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