During the holiday season, we wanted to highlight some of our extraordinary donors for their efforts to give back to communities in Tanzania. Their dedication to FoTZC has been outstanding. Thank you to all of our donors and supporters for helping FoTZC to have an outstanding year.
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Jane and Dale have been two of our most dedicated supporters over the last five years. They first visited Tanzania in 2005; something clearly resonated with them, because in 2008, Jane approached FoTZC about raising funds for classrooms at Ayalabe Primary School. Five years, two completed projects, one upcoming project, and over $90,000 later, Jane and Dale are still energetic and passionate about supporting education projects in Tanzania.
The latest fundraising event they had was a tea hosted in their home. Jane says: On December 7, ninety people gathered at a Christmas Tea for Tanzania, to raise money for classrooms at Orkiu Primary School. People hosted tea tables, participated in the silent auction and raffle, and purchased pencils, notepads, and photo notecards of Africa. A storyteller recounted three stories gathered from our 2012 trip to Tanzania. Guests enjoyed home-cooked food and entertainment by a Victorian quartet from a local collage and a harpist friend. This fundraiser was one of of many that we have hosted for our family-run project, “Pencils and Dreams,” to raise money to build classrooms and dormitories through FoTZC. Our passion for these projects was first kindled when we heard children begging for pencils on our first trip to Tanzania with Thomson. Our motto, “A pencil and a dream can take you anywhere,” (an adaptation of Joyce Meyer’s original quote) certainly has taken us on an amazing adventure in support of education in Tanzania. Building the classrooms at Orkiu will be our third project with FoTZC.
Jane and Dale continue to amaze and inspire us. Thank you to both of them, as well as all of their friends who have supported their three projects with FoTZC. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.