International Day of Charity "Challenge Yourself for St Jude's" Launched To Fight Tanzanian Poverty
A global appeal to fund a pathway out of poverty for the people of Tanzania: ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
By: The School of St Jude
Tanzania is one of the world's most impoverished nations. 80% of people live below the poverty line on less than AU$4.60 a day and only 25% of Tanzania's school-aged children attend secondary school.
To fight endemic poverty, improve community health, literacy, increase skilled employment and address critical shortages of qualified professionals across all essential services including health, housing and education; the primary solution is to provide the children of Tanzania with access to quality, life-changing education.
Named after the patron saint of hopeless causes, The School of St Jude is a Centre of Excellence for teaching and learning and acknowledged as a world-leading model of how ordinary people are doing extraordinary things to fight poverty and build a nation through education.
In launching the Challenge Yourself for St Jude's appeal, St Jude's founder, Gemma Sisia said, "From day one, every day's a challenge at St Jude's. Our teachers challenge themselves to consistently deliver the highest quality education. Our students challenge themselves to learn and achieve academic excellence. And I'm constantly challenged to raise vital funds so we can continue to deliver high quality education to provide students with a sustainable pathway out of poverty."
"We hope people will open their hearts and their wallets to help St Jude's meet our ongoing challenge to fund free, quality education for Tanzania's poorest, brightest students; and together we'll light the way to a brighter future for students and their families.
"While there's a need to fight poverty in Tanzania, the challenges for St Jude's will go on with the greatest challenge being to find the funds to continue supporting St Jude's life-changing work.
The Challenge Yourself for St Jude's appeal will run from 24 October to 1 November.
Visit schoolofstjude.org to register you Challenge, make a donation or sponsor a student's academic scholarship.
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Through our "Challenge Yourself for St Jude's" campaign, we hope everyone will open their hearts and their wallets to help St Jude's meet our ongoing challenge – funding free, quality education for Tanzania's poorest, brightest students. Together we can light the way to a brighter future for our students, their families and their communities.