As we enter our 13th year in operation, we have some big plans on the horizon. Not only are we continuing to develop our second campus in Kahunda, where we anticipate accepting our first residential girls and developing our Early Childhood Center this year, but in many of our programs, we are excited to partner with both private organizations and the Tanzanian government to use our model to effect larger-scale change.
Mainsprings' second campus in Kahunda
This past year we also partnered with several governmental and private schools to expand our adolescent reproductive health curriculum, ultimately allowing youth, especially girls, to understand their rights and roles in society and how to live a healthy life. We plan to continue to partner with the same (and more schools) in 2018, which will enable us to implement this curriculum and relay this valuable education to thousands of underprivileged youth in the region.
And, we would be remiss to not celebrate the yearly turnover that is happening in our residential
While we could write pages and pages about other exciting plans we have this year, these are just a few of the many exciting things we anticipate for 2018 and we would not be able to do it without your support! It is amazing what YOU have accomplished over these past 12 years and all of us- from the tiniest preschoolers to our entire board and staff- are extremely grateful that you continue to help us grow and work to end poverty- one child, one community at a time!
Guest Blogger Chris Gates is Mainsprings' Founder & CEO.