My goal is to create the first library at Meru Peak School, Mount Meru, Tanzania. I will be teaching at the school for 2 months. The Meru Peak School and orphanage provides free education for children whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS. Headmaster Joseph Maganga believes education is the key to creating opportunities for the young people in Tanzania. Both he and his wife, also an educator, use a majority of their combined salaries to sustain Meru Peak School.
I can't imagine a childhood without books. Please help me aquire books and donations so that I may take books in both Swahili and English to Meru Peak. Swahili is the native language and English is mandated to be learned by 7th to 8th grades. Books in both languages will be most helpful for young readers.
The school currently has no books on hand and very few school supplies. I have donations of gently used books and am planning on buying books in Swahili.
Check out the school site:
to learn more about how they are sustaining the school, but need help.
“There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.”
- May Ellen Chase