October 2012: Scholarship Project Update, Fundraiser, news about other projects.

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Exciting News!

TETEA Girls Secondary School

This is the site for our new secondary school!

Over the summer, TETEA secured 30 acres in Lihwena, Tanzania near Songea. We will be taking the next step in improving education by building a girls' boarding school. It will allow us to ensure that our students are getting a quality education as well as give us a base from which to work on capacity building at the neighboring primary and secondary schools.

Capital Campaign Announced!

We have started a capital campaign to fund the construction of the school. We must reach our goal of $50,000 by next June, allowing us to build the first four classrooms of TETEA Girls Secondary School. The school is scheduled to open in January of 2015.

For more information on our school project or to donate, you may visit our website. Also, check out our short video on YouTube about education in Lihwena.

Project News


There have been a couple of big changes at the library in Maguu this quarter. Our partner organization MACOBICA has just installed a photovoltaic (solar power) system on the library using a grant awarded by the U.S. Embassy. The energy generated from this system will be used to power a photocopier, computer, and, most importantly, lights so that students and others can study in the evening.

In order to facilitate the extension of hours, we welcome Sophia Mapunda to assist Martina, the current librarian. Sophia has been volunteering at the Mbinga district library the past few months after receiving training from the Tanganyika Library Services Board. Just after arriving, Martina and Sophia received a visit from representatives of the U.S. Embassy. They were very impressed with the project.

The MACOBICA library in Maguu has been open since December 2010 and averages more than 560 visits per month.

For more details about the library, visit our library page.

Scholarship Project

Over the summer, we have identified four new scholarship recipients. Abibi Matola, Sophia Mhagama, Olga Komba, and Dafrosa Lwena join over 40 students who have been sponsored by TETEA. We are still looking for full or partial sponsors for several of our students, including two who are now off to college! If you are interested in helping, please visit our website.

Our first class of sponsored students is in Form Four this year. They are currently taking their national examinations. We wish Sarah and Esther the best of luck in their exams! Thanks again to all of our sponsors!

More information about our scholarship project is available on our website.

Girls Conference

TETEA will be holding its first girls' conference in December 2012. Its goal is to complement the academic assistance we provide by teaching the girls valuable life skills and health awareness. Our scholarship liaison, Sairice Ndunguru, will be facilitating the conference. She has helped multiple Peace Corps Volunteers with their conferences as well as participating in them as a student while at Maposeni Secondary.

Donate to help support our Girls' Conference.

Other News

Tetea T-Shirts

We have a new style of T-Shirt! Available in different colors, check our website for more info.

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