'Blue day' - a non school uniform day. Please come in to school wearing something blue for 10RMB. Funds raised go towards a school in Tanzania which we are supporting as part of our Global Classroom initiative.
We are having a non-uniform 'Blue Day' in school today to raise money for a school we are supporting in Tanzania. Students are asked to donate a minimum of 10RMB to help raise funds for this Global Classroom initiative.
Global Classroom Tanzania Expedition
Huruma is an orphanage in an area known as “Usa River” (near Arusha) which houses 21 children aged four to seventeen years. Le Solstice (our partner charity in Tanzania) sponsors these children to go the local Maua Primary School. Since 2009, students from one of the schools in Nord Anglia Education’s family, College Beau Soleil, have travelled twice a year to help these children with their daily activities, help expand and improve the accommodation and help build playground facilities.
Maua Primary School in Usa River teaches 248 children between the ages of four and eleven and although the shells of eleven classrooms have been built, the school has not been able to complete its construction work. The students have lessons in classrooms with no ceilings, no lighting and sometimes no windows or doors. There is no artwork on the wall and you would be hard-pressed to recognise the rooms as classrooms at all.
Each group of Nord Anglia Education students will spend a day renovating some of the classrooms in Maua Primary School and a day teaching a class of students some core subjects from the schools’ curriculum as well as doing some art work, sports and games. Students will also get involved in improving the school landscape, and will have opportunities to work with the Huruma orphans at the school.
In addition, some students and staff will be invited to visit the orphanage and help decorate, cook and support children with their homework and other daily chores.