Give Malnourished Students Nutritious Meals at School

Children need proper nutrition to stay healthy, grow up strong, and reach their full potential. Unfortunately, many around the world have no access to stable sources of food and suffer from malnutrition. YOU can help change this reality at St. Luke’s Primary School in Tanzania by donating today towards ensuring that their feeding program can serve students daily nutritious meals to fuel their bodies and minds!

St. Luke’s Primary School in the Archdiocese of Arusha is a remarkable place. The Spiritans at Endulen Catholic Mission run the school and teach 230 extremely vulnerable students including girls, deaf students, and orphans. Sadly, most of the children who attend this school suffer from malnutrition. The livestock in this area has died due to drought, which eliminates their essential food source. When most students begin school at St Luke’s, many of them need hospitalization due to undernourishment. Many have large bellies that stick out from under their school uniforms due to kwashiorkor, a form of malnutrition caused by a lack of protein. Seeing the alarming problem amongst the student body, the school implemented a feeding program that serves three nutritious meals a day to students so they can work toward properly earning a quality Catholic education.

YOU have the opportunity to serve these children and change their lives! Your support will help cover the food costs associated with giving nourishing meals to the students every day. In doing so, they will be able to learn more about God and pursue a relationship with Him in a healthy learning environment.

While the children and their families hold onto their Maasai cultural traditions, they embrace the Catholic faith as it uplifts them from material and spiritual poverty. St. Luke’s baptizes 30 children into the Catholic faith each year. Raising $11,000 for St. Luke’s Primary School will transform many underprivileged children’s futures. Together, we have the opportunity to help feed students so they may stay in school, learn, and achieve brighter futures.

Your gift in any amount can make a difference,

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Catholic Relief Efforts in Tanzania

Located in Eastern Africa, Tanzania is the region’s most populated country. It borders the Indian Ocean and is situated between Kenya and Mozambique. Two-thirds of Tanzania’s population is under 25. About 61% of the population is Christian. In terms of per capita income, Tanzania is one the world’s poorest countries. The economy depends on agriculture, leaving Tanzanians particularly vulnerable to drought and other weather-related maladies. For decades, Tanzania was the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, primarily hosting Burundian refugees, until repatriation efforts began in Burundi.

St Joseph Parish Kindergarten

Their Story

Where: Masasi,TANZANIA

Who: St Joseph Parish Kindergarten (87 students), and the surrounding community (168 families)

What: Clean drinking water project and School renovations

When: 2023

The Impact: The importance of clean water cannot be overstated. Without a permanent water source, the families of St Joseph Parish in Tanzania have suffered greatly from drought seasons and waterborne illnesses.

Now, the Mtwara Diocese in Tanzania humbly asks for your support in building a permanent clean-water source to drastically improve the health, safety, and quality of life for the St Joseph Parish, Kindergarten, and surrounding community. Your support will also fund the renovation of the dilapidated Kindergarten building, providing a safe infrastructure and bathrooms for the children.

Holy Ghost Fathers Vocational Training Center

Their Story

Founded in 1703, the Holy Ghost Fathers (known as Spiritans) work in education, parishes, refugee camps, and several other areas.

Holy Ghost Vocational Training Center was established in 1994 in Tengeru, Arusha, Tanzania. Its original mission was to alleviate poverty by teaching basic carpentry skills. In learning a trade, local residents could find jobs, earn wages, and improve their lives.

At its inception in 1994, the VTC started with 60 male students. Today, it now has 250 students, male and female, who are learning skills in a variety of trades:

  • Carpentry
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Electrical Installation
  • Masonry and Brick Laying
  • Secretarial and Commercial Industries
  • Tailoring
  • Information Computing Technology

After graduating and passing their boards, most students are able to start their own businesses and help provide for their families!

Vocational training campus in Tanzania
Help feed students in Tanzania