Some days we all need a reminder that miracles are possible – even, perhaps, that we, in all of our beautiful imperfection, possess the unique power to create them. Epic Change, the creator of “Tweetsgiving” (more on that in a later post) filed this report to their supporters on the success in creating a school and support network for Mama Lucy and the children of Tanzania. Here’s what Stacy Monk, Epic Change’s Founder, had to say:
We did it! When we arrived in Tanzania last month, we found a new classroom waiting for the sixth graders who will move on to their final year of primary school next January. On our final day in Arusha, we opened the school’s first library, built from the gratitude so many shared last November during TweetsGiving. Nearly 1,000 parents, students and villagers came together to open the building with this simple dedication:
While we were there, we also invested $40,000 USD to build a home that will soon house over 100 children on Mama Lucy’s campus in Moivaro village. Construction has begun and the home, which will be built from the love so many shared last Mother’s Day during To Mama With Love, is expected to open this year.
In short, we did it. What we set out to achieve with Mama Lucy less than three short years ago – a primary school with seven classrooms, a school bus, a computer lab, library and a place to make sure that every child who attends has a nurturing place to call home – is now a reality. Over 2,000 people have invested over $150,000 out of love, hope and endless gratitude to make it happen. While there’s always more to be done, and Mama Lucy already has a secondary school in her sights, we’re confident that her growing tuition income from over 400 students, and the supportive community she’s built in Tanzania and across the world, will make it possible for her to move her vision forward for decades to come.