TV Marathon on Saturday 11th March in aid of Missionary Projects

MISSIONARY PROJECT 1 – TANZANIA

FACTS ABOUT TANZANIA:

  • The largest and most populous country in East Africa with a population of 62 million
  • Around two thirds of the population are under 25 years, hence mortality rate is high and life expectancy is low.
  • Malaria is a leading killer of children under 5, while HIV is the main source of adult mortality.
  • In terms of per capita income, Tanzania is one the world’s poorest countries.
  • Tanzania cities such as the capital of Dar El Salaam has experienced economic growth in the past 10 years, however for many Tanzania’s they depend on agriculture, leaving Tanzanians particularly vulnerable to drought that effect the availability of food.
  • The government got support from the World Bank and created a social safety net by injecting funds for the education of children and health of the population which has helped in reducing extreme poverty. However, there are many others who are not yet reached..and for this ……

Missio Malta is supporting Tanzania’s poorest communities which are left behind by the country’s largely urban growth. This year’s Marathon will support the community in Arusha, in order to help reduce poverty in a sustainable way through education.

Facts about the Thomas Aquinas School

  • Secondary school of Thomas Aquinas in Arusha is a boarding school for boys which was built in 1967 and run by the monks of Holy Spirit.
  • From this school 50 students became priests including the Auxiliary Bishop of Arusha. Other students became doctors, teachers, architects, lawyers and political leaders.
  • number of teachers in the school are 11.

Goal of Project

  • to fund the maintenance of the school and building of news classrooms
  • to have an education which is more holistic including physical work, intellectual growth, socio cultural growth and also spiritual growth.
  • to have a fully functional school being build with materials that can withstand flooding

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