May 26, 2022

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Serene Hills Elementary furniture finds second home in rural Tanzania

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When the Lake Travis college district set the household furniture from Serene Hills Elementary College up for general public auction past summer time, Donna Gunn observed a golden option. Gunn, who life in Lakeway, operates a nonprofit known as Africa’s Promise Village and purchased most of the home furniture to ship to the university her corporation operates in rural Tanzania. 

Promise Village Academy serves students from about 25 Maasai villages about two hrs outside the city of Arusha. Gunn commenced the college in 2015 right after several years of laying the groundwork and fundraising amid traders, quite a few of whom are in the Lake Travis region. 

“(Serene Hills) had furnishings in measurements from preschool through sixth grade, which was best for us simply because in Tanzania you can only insert a person grade a 12 months when you might be a new school,” Gunn stated. “(This year) we train from preschool by means of third quality and we were being capable to get every thing we wanted, and we had been equipped to reserve some of their household furniture for the day when we will add fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh quality. So it was a remarkable enable to us.”

The cargo of furnishings incorporated desks, cubbies, bookcases, library furniture and cafeteria tables to enable the college operate absolutely, Gunn stated. Gunn also was ready to consider 40 desks and chairs to a nearby missionary university that lacked classroom home furniture. 

Gunn reported the new classroom furniture is currently obtaining a large influence on university student finding out for one particular uncomplicated reason: academics can now differentiate what every little one is studying because they each individual have their individual spot to sit. 

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