Teachers of Tomorrow Raising Funds for Kenya School
HOUSTON, TX – October 19, 2017 – Teachers of Tomorrow announced today that it has launched a new Adopt a Classroom program to provide assistance to a school in Kenya. The initial funds will go to the Ntubmuri Mixed Day School in Meru Kenya towards basic needs to improve education. The school serves over 247 students and receive just $0.27 per student from the Kenyan government for each semester.
Teachers of Tomorrow Chief Development Officer Dave Saba visited the school and met with the principal and teaching staff and donated much needed books to the students. The visit was organized by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy which believes investment in the community can positively impact wildlife conservation. The Ntubmuri School receives funding from the Conservancy but is in need of further investment.
“These amazing teachers and students were so excited about learning in spite of the tough condition of the school. I knew our team could help them with some basic needs that could have a dramatic impact on their education.” Stated Dave Saba. “The teachers asked us to pray for a good rainy season so that the parents of their students might have some funds to spare to help the school.”
The initial funding goal is to help the school build an actual kitchen to feed their students. Currently they provide lunch to the 247 students from a makeshift kitchen. The lunch they serve may be the only meal many of the students receive each day. The expected cost is just $6,000. Additional funds will be used to ensure all students have books and a desk. Desks only cost $20 a piece. Many students are crammed into the few desks they have since there are not enough for all the students.
Teachers of Tomorrow has already completed and Adopt a Classroom program after Hurricane Harvey to help with teachers affected by the storm. Over 600 teachers were matched with donors to help them with needs of both their students and classrooms. Teachers of Tomorrow / Texas Teachers also donated to each of the affected districts.
“We are committed to helping teachers around the world. Together we can improve education for all students.” Stated Vernon Reaser, Techers of Tomorrow CEO. “Teachers of Tomorrow Adopt a Classroom programs help get much needed resources to schools through our extensive network of amazing teachers and supporters.”
People wishing to donate can use the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/LewaSchoolProject
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