Steven Tito AcademyAugust 1, 2012
By Jenn Pae
July was a month of exciting developments for the Baobab Home. The Steven Tito Academy opened on the farm! Named in memory of Steven Tito, a Baobab child who passed away in 2010 due to HIV/AIDS, this primary school will serve local students beginning with a small first grade class. Although we missed the opening celebration, we had the pleasure to witness the students planting ginger around the flag pole built in memory of Ginger Nieman and Barbara Sabo. The kids took turns getting water from the faucet near the school and carrying it together to water the plants.
In addition to learning about English and math, the students are also learning about agriculture and gardening. It’s definitely an added benefit the school is located on a farm. There so many possibilities with the open land that is being shared with the cows, goats, and chickens.
There are many more students who would like to join the school and The Baobab Home would love to have them! Please consider sponsoring a student. For one year, the average cost is $550 USD. Visit http://www.tzkids.org/home/donation/ and change not only the life of one student, but their family and community as well. Smaller donations will be used for school supplies and seeds to help in the gardening project.