The Western Heads East program has facilitated a twinning project between the Tecumseh School in London, Ontario and the Buswelu Elementary School in Mwanza, Tanzania. Since 2005, the Tecumseh Public School has contributed to the building of desks and has raised funds to support other needed supplies.
In 2008, Clarke Road Secondary School in London also twinned with the Mtoni Secondary School in Mwanza. Clarke Road has also raised funds for Mtoni building projects and school equipment. Mtoni is located right by the yoghurt kitchen. The yoghurt mamas often go to cook the students breakfast and the school staff are frequent visitors to the kitchen for some yogurt!
Fundraising efforts of the Clarke Road High School and Tecumseh Public School create a great impact on the schools in Mwanza. The letters and funds provide not only much needed supplies, but a sense of hope - that others in the world care. The transfer of letters and gifts between the students helps the students relate to each other and become friends. When the London students are fundraising they know exactly who will benefit and what the impact of their efforts will be.
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