|Are you ready to make a mother’s dream come true? Children in the Kambasegela and Kisondela Wards in Tanzania dream of going to school. And, their mothers want them to go to school. They work hard at making their chicken, cow and avocado co-ops become sustainable.|
At this time of year, I reflect on the values my Mom gave me… so many things to ponder on the list… love of family, helping and giving back to others, spiritual faith, learning to learn, listening and having fun. I will be letting my Mom know that I appreciate her and that I have made a gift to Africa Bridge.
What do you want to your impact to be this coming Mother’s Day?
Please make your gift today! Please join Africa Bridge on the journey of supporting women who dream of having their children in school. Wishing all a very Happy Mother’s Day!
With Loving Thanks,
Bugoba Secondary School students and headmistress feeding cows grass.
There are eight schools in the Kisondela Ward that have cows onsite that students and faculty look after. This is our Cows For Kids program, in which Africa Bridge staff and partner agencies teach the children how to properly take care of the cows.
Children in the schools take great ownership of these cows; scheduling who will take care of them on weekends, feeding them, ect. Not only are the children learning about the responsibilities of taking care of an animal, they are learning life skills outside of the classroom setting that are teaching them time management, the importance of reliability, and how to raise cows.
Last week, Africa Bridge staff conducted follow-up vaccinations on all of the cows located at Kisondela Ward schools. Each school was taught deworming techniques and treatments for the cows, and encouraged to vaccinate every three months. The schools are also expecting to provide annual vaccination for diseases like anthrax, blackleg disease, and lumpy skin disease which starts from September to November each year. Empowerment Workers – community members trained to assist Africa Bridge in working with vulnerable children – and livestock officers will work collaboratively to ensure all schools are continuing to provide all required vaccines for their cows.