Hello from the Orkeeswa School in Tanzania!
As many of you know, I am volunteering until the end of December at a secondary school in Tanzania. This has been an incredible experience so far, mostly because these students are so respectful, attentive, and funny.
The students desparately need your help. Orkeeswa is a secondary school in an under-served, rural Maasai village. It's the only affordable school in the area and is 100% scholarship-based. We rely on people like you to help us develop the future doctors, teachers, lawyers, politicans, athletes, and business leaders of East Africa. Roughly 78% of families in the community where I am living live below the poverty line of less than $1.25/day. Today, our students are learning how to solve serious challenges that affect their communities like having access to basic resources, healthcare, clean water, gender inequality, economic inequality, environmental awareness, and more.
Orkeeswa is not a traditional high school. Its philosophy focuses on building well-rounded leaders to solve the complex issues listed above. There is a strong emphasis on public speaking and performance. Students are required (and excited) to participate in dramas, debates, sports, and are encouraged to share personal stories in front of the entire school. Some history and civics classes are taught through drama and debate and emphasize African pride. This is truly unique to Orkeeswa.
My goal is to raise $7,200 over the next 6 weeks. This will fund 3 full student sponsorships and will provide these future leaders with a good education. A dollar goes a long way here.
Other - Anything that you can contribute will go towards student scholarships, student healthcare, counseling, basic resources and more.
If you are interested in getting more involved, please let me know. You won't regret it! Also, if you are interested in fully sponsoring a student and developing a 1:1 relationship with that student, I will help you get matched with someone.
Thank you for your contribution. You are helping under-served students go to school and become leaders.