Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Queen's University Tanzania Schools Project

The alternate practicum for teaching students from Queen's University in Ontario Canada is in its fourth year. The Canadian teachers spend three weeks teaching at Butiama Secondary School. This year's group, in the photo below, included (L-R, standing) Dayna Hobbs, Elizabeth Johnston, Erica Frischkorn, Erin Kristalyn, Kelly McGann, Lauren Newton, Rebecca Dunbar, and Rosemary Nolan. I am the odd person out seated in the middle.

After this year's group presented me with a garden table and four chairs, I asked that we record that important occasion with a photograph.

As with the past groups from Queen's University this year's group donated various items including teaching materials, textbooks, laboratory equipment, sports gear, and uniforms to students of Butiama Secondary School and two primary schools. These items were made possible through cash raised by this group as well as donations received from Canada totaling more than 13,000 Canadian dollars, worth more than 17 million shillings.

More than 7 million shillings of this year's donations has been used to pay for secondary students' school fees.

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