Ways to Participate

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CURRENT PROJECT

thumb_PB180428A little goes a long way at Bashay.

$20 could purchase 4 textbooks. $20 could purchase 20 kg beans, enough to feed the entire school for one lunch. $30 could purchase 100 kg corn, enough to feed the entire school for one
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CURRENT PROJECT


Many thanks to all the individuals and businesses who donated money to POA for Safe Water Tanks. We have topped our goal and have raised $4,600! We purchased and installed 3 Safe Water. The remaining funds purchased much needed textbooks and other school supplies, including 10 bulletin boards for the classrooms. Justine Basso, the headmaster, supplied a list of specific textbooks needed. Idrissah Mshana, co-owner of Viewpoint Adventures, oversaw the project. In March, 2012, a large truckload of firewood was purchased for Bashay, so they could cook lunch. They had run out of firewood and had no money to buy more. The students were sent home for lunch. About 20-30% wouldn't return in the afternoon. At Shalom Orphanage, POA donated 32 handsewn dolls (by Donna Baumgartner), 144 toothbrushes, bar soap, about 100 pairs of underwear for boys and girls, crayons and coloring books, and large quantities of sugar, salt, cooking oil, laundry soap, bar soap, and vaseline.

Our currect project is to build TEACHER HOUSING. In Tanzania, the central government hires the teachers. They won't send any more teachers to Bashay until Bashay has teacher housing. At present, there are 109 kindergarten students taught by one teacher. There are 91 fifth graders taught by one teacher and 84 sixth graders taught by one teacher. The other grades average 45-50 students per teacher. In addition to the teachers needing housing, student teachers who train at Bashay need a place to stay. The most recent set of student teachers had to live in a cleaned out Bashay office room, sharing 2-3 in a bed.

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If you'd like to donate to help purchase more textbooks and basic school supplies, checks can be written to: Positive Outlook Association and mailed to Positive Outlook Association, 242 Zachary Ct., Waterloo, IA, 50701. If you have any questions, write to: poa@viewpointadventures.com or call: 319-504-9873.

WHAT YOUR DONATION COULD PURCHASE FOR BASHAY PRIMARY SCHOOL:

A little goes a long way at Bashay.

  • $20 could purchase 4 textbooks or feed one child at Shalom for two weeks.
  • $20 could purchase 20 kg beans, enough to feed the entire school for one lunch.
  • $30 could purchase 100 kg corn, enough to feed the entire school for one lunch
  • $30 could purchase one school uniform.
  • $40 could feed one child at Shalom for one month.
  • $50 could feed one lunch to the entire school.
  • $80 could purchase10 reams of paper, enough for about one month for the entire school.
  • $100 could purchase enough pens and pencils for one quarter of the school year.
  • $100 could purchase 20-25 textbooks, enough for a classroom.
  • $150 could feed the entire school lunch for one week.
  • $150 could purchase a large truckload of firewood, enough to cook with for 1-2 months.
  • $400 could purchase pens and pencils for all the students for an entire year.
  • $500 could purchase a safe water tank (5 are needed) to provide safe water for students.
  • $800 could purchase enough paper for an entire year.

 

Our current project is to raise $17,000-18,000 to build teacher housing. We will be building a structure which will house up to 4 single teachers. In Tanzania, the central government hires all the teachers. They will not hire more teachers for Bashay until Bashay has teacher housing available. At present, there are 109 kindergarten students being taught in one classroom with one teacher. Fifth grade has 91 students with one teacher, and sixth grade has 84 students with one teacher. The other grades average 45-50 students per teacher. In addition to needing teacher housing for teachers, this housing would help with student teachers. In February/March, 2012, Bashay had 8 student teachers. There was no place to house them, so they stayed in a cleaned out office at Bashay, with 2-3 people sharing a bed.

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Many thanks to all the individuals and businesses who donated money to POA for Safe Water Tanks. We have topped our goal and have raised about $4,600! Three safe water tanks were purchased and installed. One was installed near the girls' restroom, one near the boys' restroom, and one near where they eat lunch. The remaining funds purchases much needed textbooks and other school supplies, including 10 bulletin board for classrooms. Justine Basso, the headmaster, supplied a list of specific textbooks needed. The water tanks were purchased and installed in December, 2011. Idrissah Mshana, co-owner of Viewpoint Adventures, oversaw the project. If you'd like to donate to help purchase more textbooks and basic school supplies, checks can be written to: Positive Outlook Association and mailed to Positive Outlook Association, 242 Zachary Ct., Waterloo, IA, 50701. If you have any questions, write to: poa@viewpointadventures.com or call: 319-504-9873.

You may visit Bashay Primary on your safari. You will have the opportunity to purchase school supplies locally and give them directly to teachers and students. By purchasing supplies locally, you will be contributing to the local economy as well as supporting the school.

  • If you have family, friends, or coworkers who would like to contribute, you can raise funds to bring to Tanzania. These funds can purchase school supplies, textbooks, or donate to the cafeteria project. You will be able to meet the teachers and students and see your donations at work.

  • You may donate directly to POA by writing a check and sending it to:
    Positive Outlook Association
    242 Zachary Ct.
    Waterloo, IA 50701

    For more information questions, email: donna@viewpointadventures.com

You will receive a personal thank you from one of the students at Bashay for each donation.