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Tanzania Fourth Class Arrives
Volume 22 Issue 2
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We need to raise scholarship donationsfor the 36 new freshman students in Tanzania. It costs $125 per month or $1,500 per year for each student. This will cover the cost of their living quarters, clothing, food and education. Each precious orphaned youth receives a Christ centered, quality education.
Would you or someone you know be able to sponsor one of our new Freshman students?
100% of the donated funds will be sent directly to New Dawn Communities in Tanzania.
The 36 brand new form I (freshman) students have arrived to the New Dawn Tanzania campus and began orientation on January 1st. They arrived to have new school uniforms issued, beds assigned to them in the dormitory and desks set up for them in the classrooms. This is a fresh new beginning for these hopeful and very grateful youth.
All the returning form 2 through 4 students (sophomore, junior and senior) have also arrived to the campus with school officially starting on January 17th. The entire student body is now at capacity with a total of 144 orphaned youth.
The form 2 students (sophomore class) have completed their national exams and we eagerly await the results.
The work on the laboratory continues with the foundation laid and the brick walls being set. The roof will be underway this month.
We have purchased the first large gas stove for the kitchen complete with the gas storage tank. We also have wood stoves installed to use for cooking which helps keep the use of gas to a minimum and provide an alternate fuel source due to the current high cost of gas.
For the time being we are using the bakery as a temporary classroom for our new incoming form 1 students. Once the new laboratory is completed we will clear out the space we are currently using as a temporary laboratory and create the permanent classroom for the newly arriving form 1 students.
The front entry gate and security guard shed are both constructed. The next phase will include painting and the school signage being installed. We are encouraged with the continued progress.
The student dorms are now complete. The tile and cabinets are installed in the bathroom and the last few toilets will soon be installed to complete the first wing.
Municipal water is soon to arrive at the Tanzania campus with the water manifold and gate valves being installed. The well water that is currently being used will then be available for back-up and irrigation as needed.
The school in Kenya is now in its third trimester due to the adjusted school year caused by the pandemic. The final day of school will be April 1st.
The seniors are currently in the final stages of studying for their National Exams. During this time the campus will be on lockdown to eliminate distractions or any outside influences.
New Dawn Kenya has consistently placed in the top 1st or 2nd place academically out of the 100 schools in the country.
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The teachers at New Tanzania are doing well and are anxiously awaiting the results of the National exams. Their personal performance review is partially judged on the students' test results. They feel confident that all have improved over the last two years.
The school hired three new teachers last year and two this year in January with a focus on the areas of Physics and Mathematics. One of our new teachers, who was hired for Physics and Chemistry, worked in a bakery before securing a position here at New Dawn. He will be working with the school Director to develop the business plan for the bakery and assist with the equipment purchases including the electric ovens.
We will have the forecasted equipment expense report by the time we deliver the April newsletter.
New Dawn Featured Video
A member of the board of directors USA, Mark Luce, paid a visit to New Dawn Tanzania in November. He has shared an inspiring video of the students singing Light of the World. It is so inspiring to see the joy and hope expressed by these orphan students. Check it out here:
Self Sufficiency: The Chicken Coop, at the Tanzania campus was completed in late 2021 and the first 60 chickens have been purchased. The first phase has the students learning about the livestock and the overall business of raising them.
The capacity for the coop is 800 chickens. We decided on the"Kuroiler"which is a crossbreed of two different types of chickens:
broilers and layers. This first group will lay eggs this month for hatching. Ultimately the chickens will provide food for the students as well as poultry for sale in the local community market.
The school also has purchased 3 dairy cows, one which is pregnant and due in 3 months. They have immediately provided milk for the students. The school has also purchased 14 goats primarily used for meat. The plan will be to have up to 40 goats in the herd as the she-goats give birth 2 times a year with the ability to have meat twice a month for the students.
Maize is an important staple to the student’s and livestock’s diet. The process requires buying the maize in town and having it ground in the local market. This requires travel time to and from the market and money for the grinding. The school is considering purchasing their own grinders to use at the school as well as for the local community. The preferred machines will grind both fine flour for food and course grind for livestock fodder. Machine cost of $3000 will be returned over time by selling flour and livestock feed to the local market.