Greetings to all of our readers! Recently the Circle of Hope International was at a project site in Boma. Boma is a fishing village located on the outskirts of Tanga. It is approximately 7 hours from Dar es Salaam and approximately 1 hour form Tanga. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, it had a population of 162,081.
We were able to visit Boma Village elementary school which is located in the Mkinga Region in Tanga Region, Tanzania. The Circle of Hope International currently supports 50-75 students from the Boma Elementary School. The children are ranged from age 5 – 14 years old. Most of the children are either orphaned and/or their parents have gone to the big city for a better life and have left them with their grandparents. Most of the habitants in this fishing and farming village don’t have the means to support their grandchildren. Most of the students attended school with torn uniforms, no shoes and inadequate tools to attend school.
Our initial mission for Circle of Hope International was to ensure that 75 student received the necessary tools to attend school. The team provided books, pens, pencils, backpacks, slippers, crayons, books, belts, undergarments, t-shirts and slippers | shoes to the orphans and ensure all the student’s parents | grandparents had sufficient money to purchase one new uniform for the students. Because resources are so scarce in this community, the materials and support Circle of Hope International was able to provide was extremely appreciated.
The Circle of Hope partnered with the local leader and educator to identify and gather students that need the most help and whom their parents and grandparents cannot afford to send their children to school. We were deliberate in finding some children whom would now have the opportunity to attend class because they were afforded at least one pair of uniform to include shoes | slippers. Circle of Hope International could not have done all of this without your continued support.
The Circle of Hope International also partnered with ITV as they captured our charity’s activities. The ITV reps also spoke with the District head educator who pleaded for parents and grandparents to send their children to school. The district educator also pledged to get more support for education in the Boma village. We are so pleased that we were able to get others in the community involved so that every child in need can have access to an education.