8 to a Lamp works to encourage and facilitate educational opportunities for the people of Tanzania by building school structures and providing educational resources to students. The ultimate goal is to help communities become self-sufficient by providing support for better education and promoting community involvement.
While teaching mathematics at the secondary school in the village of Magulilwa, Tanzania, the people in the village asked Bryan Keeler to help raise funds to build a kindergarten. The goal of $20,000 was reached after 3 years of fundraising, enough money to build a two-room, one-office and two-toilet kindergarten. In May of 2011, Bryan went back to Tanzania. With the help of the villagers, he built the kindergarten. Bryan lived in the village for 3 months and then returned to the US. The kindergarten is finished. Students began classes in April 2012.
We currently have purchased land in the city of Iringa where a technical school is being planned. We must wait until we have enough funds to make the plans become a reality. Our emphasis is equality and computer technology.
Only 2% of all primary school students in Tanzania currently have an opportunity to attend any secondary school, particularly in rural villages. By building the kindergarten, it means the students begin their education earlier and preparing them to perform at a higher primary level. Then they are more likely to attend a secondary school.
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