Tuesday, February 19, 2008

First Pictures from Our Friendship School in Tanzania

Mkapa Secondary School Students in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The school has altogether 3000 students. There is no Internet connection nor any fax machines in the building.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

THIRD YEAR STUDENTS´ AWESOME FAREWELL GIFT

- by Tiina Mustakangas-Laukka and Anja Moilanen

This year´s senior students did an amazing donation. Instead of giving their teachers the usual funny presents on their last day at school, they donated the following to the third world via World Vision:

- Goats and supplies needed for their care as well as education for poor families in a developing country

- Financial aid for AIDS orphans in order to improve their living conditions and their rights

- Health inspection and vaccinations for 30 children in developing countries as well as information on prevention of illnesses and their treatment

- Water pipes in order to get clean drinking water for close to 30.000 inhabitants of Meibek in Kenya

As a whole the atmosphere of the school leaving party was exceptionally warm. All teachers were impressed by the students´ mature and compassionate farewell gift.