Over the last few months, the staff at Brighter Tanzania Foundation have been working diligently to raise the funds necessary to finish the first dorm room at Saving Grace Boarding School. Two weeks ago, that goal was finally achieved.
Last week, Grace was able to purchase the mattresses, bedding, carpet, and draperies needed to finish the dorm room. It is now ready for students to begin moving in. However, before this can happen, Saving Grace needs to be registered as a boarding school. Luckily, this is a fairly easy process in Tanzania, and requires little more than proving to officials that the school has obtained and will provide the appropriate materials to adequately care for its boarding students.
When boarding begins, four students will share the dorm room with Grace and her two children. While that may sound cramped, this arrangement is in the students best interests. By having their teacher nearby at all times, Saving Grace students will always have a mentor at hand, to provide guidance and activities to help develop their potential. Moreover, by emulating the home environment most of our students are used to, we can provide a space where students feel safe, loved, and appreciated.
Take a look at the photos of the completed dorm room!