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The "quiet little one," as S Afra is sometimes referred to, has been making Afra-stressincredible progress in Sumbawanga, TZ! Watch a short video of S Afra as she shares how grateful she is for the help from Friends of Imiliwaha.

bldg progressIn the dusty lot across from the convent in this western TZ city, boulders and bricks have taken shape as the new school has gone from a dream to reality. While using an existing building as temporary classrooms, Afra juggled running a new school and building the building that now serves as the "real" school, "brick by brick," as she is fond of saying.

Friends of Imiliwaha provided the financial and moral support for this ambitious undertaking. Afra oversaw the contractor's progress and hurdled bureaucratic requirements as she shaped the educational footprint of this new school. She started with young children, preschool and kindergarten, knowing they'd be the foundation for the student body that will eventually be the elementary, and eventually high school, community known as St. Gertrude's School for Girls. The photo below shows the student body as of 9-14. They now number in the hundreds. More financial support is needed to finish Phase 1 of the school building.

St. Gertrude students 9-14


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