HELP US BUILD NEW CLASSROOMS AT TAMESNA
The classrooms you helped us build in 2012 have taken the children to fourth grade in 2015-6 when nine of the top level students were skipped to sixth grade and will be candidates in 2017-18 for junior high school. We need to build new classrooms in order for them to continue. A grant being sought from Rotary Club will provide half of the funds needed $15,000, but we need to match that.
After a decade of building and supporting schools in various scattered encampments, the Nomad Foundation concluded that centralizing educational operations at TAMESNA is more efficient and more sustainable. As boarders, children can stay in school while their parents move in search of pasture for the herds. Nomads dislike cities and won’t send their children there to faraway schools. They want their children to be educated and are eager for schools in a desert setting, expressly designed for nomads. Like everything else at TAMESNA, the curriculum will be tailored to the needs of the nomadic community, teaching not only academics, but herd management: this year we purchased a school goat herd which the students will be taught to manage. We also focus on hygiene, land conservation, resource management and health care and when we have enough water: agriculture. Existing facilities for visitors at TAMESNA will allow presentations by experts to enhance the educational experience of both children and adults and to dispense political information, quell misunderstandings, and promote tolerance..
raised of a $40,000.00 goal