Mama Hope believes that there are enough resources in the world for every human being to live healthy, happy lives. The organisation envisions a world where resources are correctly shared across the globe to provide the tools communities need to thrive.
The Organisation: A registered 501 (c) (3) US non-profit organisation, Mama Hope works in close partnership with local African organisations to connect them with the resources required to transform their own communities. Its motto is Stop the Pity. Unlock the Potential. More info: mamahope.org
The School: Built in 2009, St. Timothy’s School in Newland, Tanzania, is the flagship school of Mama Hope. It currently supports roughly 200 children, with more than 80 who otherwise could not afford schooling. More info: http://www.mamahope.org/moshi-tanzania-st-timothys-school/
The Problem: At present, there are 6 classrooms for 9 classes, ranging from baby class to 7th grade. This means that baby class and nursery class currently share the same room, and 4th grade is relegated to a corridor. As the headmaster himself explains: Baby class and nursery class are studying in the same room: one facing East learning English, while the other one is facing West and learning Swahili. Imagine the confusion happening there! We desperately need classrooms! More info: facebook.com/TimsNursery
Our Solution: Mama Hope is now focused on funding the construction of two additional large classrooms on the compound, which will serve as a nursery school, so that younger children can have an opportunity for quality education, and older ones can have a better learning environment thanks to less crowded classrooms. We have goals exceeding millions of dollars to really make an impact. The nursery school is just a small piece of a bigger educaton project, which includes a library, a boarding home, a computer lab…the list goes on. For a photo update: adropintanzania.wordpress.com. To watch the children talk about the project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91ZQgFQux7s