You may have seen this photo before: this is a small section of the current girls’ dormitory at Soit Sambu Secondary School. Twelve girls sleep in the space pictured to the left. The dormitory is built to accommodate 48 girls, but 160 girls are currently living in it. This living arrangement is not just uncomfortable; disease spreads easily and quickly in these close quarters. Additionally, when girls are day students, they have to spend much of their time at home doing housework instead of studying, which negatively impacts their educations. The girls prefer to live at the school, and FoTZC is committed to building a second dormitory for them to do so more comfortably.
The new school year in Tanzania begins in January, and we would love to have the new dormitory open for the start of their school year. We are two-thirds of the way there, but to complete and furnish the building, we still need to raise $40,000 (see graphic below) and begin construction as soon as possible! Please help the girls at Soit Sambu Secondary School by donating today!