Education - Tanzania - Faye Cran Chem Chem Primary School incorporating the Mama Kuku Preschool

$380 donated
Given by 5 generous donors in over a year

Every child is entitled to receive free education . This school will serve a population of 23437 which has no public school.


Friends of Faye Cran well-know of her remarkable and devoted efforts which every day, support those most in need in ways most others only ponder. Faye is known by those who have been recipients of her life's work as Mama Kuku and Mama Faye. Rotary and other groups have recognised Faye in various awards, but there is nothing tangible in Tanzania that honours her work.

Recently, New Zealand Rotarians visiting Faye expressed a desire to undertake a major project that would epitomise Faye's Service above Self. After much cajoling, the Faye Cran Chem Chem Primary School and the Mama Kuku Preschool will be built in a community in desperate need of a primary school and a preschool.

Many Rotarians have visited Tanzania during the past 15 years as donors and volunteers have experienced Faye's generosity, hospitality and energy as she chaperoned them to the dozens of projects undertaken before and during that time.

Donations of US$50,000 or more will have part of the complex named in recognition, and gifts of US$5,000 or more will be included on a recognition board.

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The estimated cost of the school and preschool including fittings, fixtures and playgrounds is US$600,000. The school and preschool will have 16 classrooms, admin block and staff room, toilet block, library block, staff houses and sports area.

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Support needed for 2022 intake.  20 December 2021

Faye Cran Chem Chem Primary School has completed its first year of operation. A spokesperson recently wrote “I am happy to tell you that I have just heard that every child at Faye Cran passed the National Examinations and that the school was placed number 16 out of 318.The teachers and kids from very poor families, who were unable to pay school fees, have done us proud! Best wishes and thanks for giving the children a chance in life, which they would not have had without you.

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VANESSA on 16 Mar 2021
Good luck with your fundraising and best wishes with this project.
Rotary New Zealand

Thankyou Vanessa

Rotary New Zealand
ALAN on 01 Jun 2020
With warm memories of the welcome, hospitality and help Faye (Mama Kuku) gave our team in 2014. Alan Morgan
Margaret on 28 May 2020
Valda on 28 May 2020
Keith Albert
Keith Albert on 27 May 2020

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