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Chicken House Project
Arise Banquet Update
Volume 21 Issue 7
Words from the Director of Tanzania
We now have electricity supplied to our campus by the Tanzania Power Department. For years we have had to be very careful with the use of electricity which is expensive because we had to run our generator. Last week we got connected to the national power grid. Now our students can study into the evening and our construction can go forward without generator expense considerations. All our buildings are now wired. The Form 2 (sophomore) class has just completed their national exams and there are 2 monthly exams scheduled for the Form 1 (freshman) and Form 3 (junior) classes. Everyone in the New Dawn Community is looking forward to celebrating the Christmas holiday.
Tanzania Update With the increased sponsorships and construction funds for the laboratory, we are now moving into 2022 in excellent condition. Here are some of the details:
Our next class of Form I Freshman Students has arrived for orientation this month.
In January we will begin our 4th school year.
We are now at full capacity, with about 150 Orphaned Youth who call New Dawn "home".
In November of 2022 we will be graduating our first class of Senior students.
Laboratory construction has begun.
The Chicken “Condominium” is completed and now has “residents”
We have cows and goats for milk and meat.
We are still growing much of our food such as maize (corn) and vegetables.
We are now connected and using electricity from the Tanzania Power Dept.
Here are some of the next campus development projects:
Administrative Building; budget, $95,000
Install the bakery equipment in our kitchen facilities; budget $10,000
Vocational Training Building; budget, $60,000
As we look beyond next year into 2023, we have the opportunity to continue educating our students in what is referred to as Form 5 and 6. These two additional years of education qualify our students to attend University. All Form 4 graduates can attend college and trade schools, but an additional two years of preparation are required by the government of Tanzania to be accepted into University. It is our vision and desire to send our young men and women out from New Dawn with all the qualifications necessary to achieve their highest potential. These are the projects we need to complete to continue making room for our High School Graduates (Forms 5 & 6):
Additional Classrooms; budget, $60,000
Men’s and Women’s Dormitories; budget, $105,000 each.
Staff Housing; budget, $70,000 each (3)
With your partnership, we are building one of the most impressive facilities and programs in the country. Thank you from all of us at New Dawn, for your support.
The Alumni from Kenya have been installing a new solar lighting system for their little brothers and sisters at the campus. This is in an effort to continue towards self sufficiency.
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Hello from Kenya, Boniface here,
We are just informing you on the progress of our solar lighting project. Until now, everything looks good and in place. I've already bought all the batteries, solar panels, and accessories. I'm yet to get an update but the supplier is supposed to deliver them either today or tomorrow at New Dawn in Kenya. I've contracted a technician from the supplying company who has already been to New Dawn to asses the site. Everything will be installed on Friday.
Also, we've a surplus balance and we have decided to buy some floodlights and fix them on various buildings to provide security lights at night. This will be done by the alumni who will be at New Dawn on Saturday. We have tried to keep the environment peaceful for the students and staff during the good work that we've done so far. Pray that everything goes to God's plan.
This is to let you know that everything with regard to the solar power project is now in place and running. New Dawn is enjoying uninterrupted and cheaper power, without any cost to them. I will compile everything for our report, including the pictures. You just don't know what you've done to New Dawn. You've done so much over the years, but this project will bring some real change.
Boniface, for the NDC Alumni
Arise Banquet Update
In October we held our 2nd annual Fundraiser, the “Arise Banquet”. It’s always inspiring to gather with those who have a heart for the New Dawn Mission. The response was truly worth the effort and here are a few of the results:
12 new or increased sponsorships
$60,000 raised for the construction of our Laboratory in Tanzania
$80,000 Grand Total raised in funds and pledges for 2022
Because of the generosity of those who helped to host the event, all the expenses were covered. So once again, we can assure you that 100% of what you give to New Dawn goes to our projects, and 0% of your donations go to administrative overhead.
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New Dawn Communities Your Donations at Work
Donations were received and sent to New Dawn Tanzania to complete the Chicken Project. Chickens are now in residence. The completed project will now provide important nutrition for the students and also to create a surplus of eggs and chickens to sell into the local market. This effort moves the Tanzania New Dawn Community towards the goal of building a self-sufficiency program for the school. The students learned valuable vocational training by taking part in the planning, design, and building of the chicken house. The students also are learning about animal husbandry and farming by raising and caring for the chickens
This is a view of the finished construction of the Chicken House
Our Director's son Victor produced an interview video which shares a typical story of our students. Check it out here: