Peace House Update – Celebrating the First Fruits
September 24, 2011 marked a momentous occasion forPeaceHouseSecondary Schoolas we honored 61 graduating students. The celebration of our very first graduating class stood as a special milestone for the school’s progress. When PHS opened four years ago, these students arrived with wide-eyed fear, excitement and, at last– hope. Orphaned or vulnerable, they all came from deeply impoverished homes. They were bright, hard-working and eager to learn, but the opportunity for secondary education seemed an impossible dream all because they could not afford school fees. Now at PHS, the dream that seemed so out of reach was actually coming true.
These students, who arrived as boys and girls timid and uncertain, have grown into confident young leaders. Now they will go on to become another “first” at PHS as they proceed to Form 5 of advanced-level (A-level) secondary education. A facilities expansion project is already underway on campus and will be complete in March 2012, just in time to welcome our first A-level students in April. The expansion includes constructing two additional wings that will house new classrooms, science labs and an 80-seat lecture hall.
PHS is able to provide quality education to these children because of the passion and generosity of our supporters. Our partners, volunteers and sponsors fuel the mission of Peace House Africa and make a world of difference in the lives of PHS students. Together we have planted, nurtured and now celebrated the “first fruits” of this collective effort.
To make a donation to the Peace House of for more information, please visithttp://www.peacehouseafrica.org/donate.html . Your donations to Peace House Africa go directly to helping vulnerable children including AIDS orphans receive an invaluable education. In Tanzania like many countries in Africa, a strong education simply means HOPE. Every contribution makes a BIG difference: $35 covers the cost of school uniform; $75 purchases one desk and chair; $160 provides a dorm room bunk bed; $450 provides all meals for a student for one year and $1,200 sponsors one student for an entire year.
Africa Dream Safaris is proud to be a major sponsor of Peace House. Monthly donations by Africa Dream Safaris help the Peace House provide vulnerable children with the opportunity to receive a quality education in a nurturing environment. Financial support by African Dream Safaris focuses on the Peace House School, which is a unique boarding school for over 240 AIDS orphans.