Apex Tanzania project continues
This week Apex was pleased to host Children in Crossfire at its head office in Derry~Londonderry and present a cheque for the next phase of Apex’s work to support the building of thirteen much needed pre-primary school classrooms in Tanzania.
Chiku Lweno, Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships Manager for Children in Crossfire Tanzania; and Ronan McCay, Head of Fundraising for Children in Crossfire, provided Apex staff with an update on the work being carried out in the Misungwi district of Tanzania as a result of their support.
Speaking after the meeting, Sheena McCallion, Chief Executive of Apex Housing Association, said:
It was so uplifting to hear about the impact we are making in Tanzania, thanks to the fundraising efforts of our staff. Inadequate classroom space is still the main barrier for quality education in Tanzania and we are proud to help address that through our project; building thirteen pre-primary classrooms in some of the most deprived areas.”
With four classrooms already completed over the summer, we are delighted to present Children in Crossfire with additional funds to continue the project, and I would like to thank our staff for their ongoing giving and fundraising for this worthy cause. Next year, a group of Apex staff will travel to Tanzania to see first-hand the difference we are making and it’s sure to be a humbling experience for them all.
Chiku Lweno from Children in Crossfire Tanzania commented:
It was a pleasure for me to meet the team at Apex, and to update them on the impact their support is having on the ground in Misungwi, Tanzania. The four new classrooms already built this year are giving hundreds of children the start in education every child deserves. More will follow in the next three years, meaning that even more children will benefit from Apex’s goodwill.
This project is very positively received by the Tanzanian government as it is addressing barriers to education that are holding children back. The education ministry is working closely with Children in Crossfire to deliver this construction model in more communities, so Apex is clearly making a huge difference and we are extremely grateful to them for it.