This past year we received truly devastating news. Shortly after opening a new dining hall, the boys' dormitory at Soit Sambu Secondary School burned down in an accidental fire; more than 100 boys' had to move into the brand new dining hall. Since the dining hall is being used for shelter, the other students eat lunch outside or in the classrooms. We need your support to complete construction of the dormitory and to furnish it with beds, mattresses, and desks.
Over the past five years, FoTZC has partnered with Soit Sambu Secondary School as it has grown into an award-winning and academically rigorous school. Mr. Aziz Kaduma, the headmaster, recently told us that without the new boys' dormitory, the school will be forced to enroll fewer boys in the upcoming academic year. This means that many qualified boys will remain at home instead of continuing their education. We know that you won't let this happen.
Thanks to the support of a generous donor, all donations made to support the boys' dormitory at Soit Sambu Secondary School between now and June 30th 2016 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, doubling the impact that you will make in the lives of these students and their families.
Please make a gift that will help enable Soit Sambu to continue to be a beacon for students and the Loliondo community. You can donate online at www.fotzc.org/match2016 or mail a check to Focus on Tanzanian Communities, 14 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472. If you prefer to make a gift of securities, please contact us at (617) 923-0426.
President, Focus on Tanzanian Communities