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Serene Hills Elementary furnishings finds next home in rural Tanzania

When the Lake Travis university district put the household furniture from Serene Hills Elementary College up for general public auction last summer, Donna Gunn saw a golden opportunity. Gunn, who life in Lakeway, operates a nonprofit identified as Africa’s Promise Village and acquired most of the home furnishings to ship to the university her corporation operates in rural Tanzania. 

Assure Village Academy serves learners from about 25 Maasai villages around two several hours outside the house the town of Arusha. Gunn began the school in 2015 right after decades of laying the groundwork and fundraising amid buyers, a lot of of whom are in the Lake Travis region. 

“(Serene Hills) had home furniture in sizes from preschool by means of sixth quality, which was excellent for us since in Tanzania you can only increase one particular quality a calendar year when you are a new school,” Gunn explained. “(This year) we educate from preschool by third quality and we have been equipped to get all the things we essential, and we ended up able to reserve some of their furnishings for the working day when we will insert fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh quality. So it was a great aid to us.”

The cargo of home furnishings bundled desks, cubbies, bookcases, library furniture and cafeteria tables to help the college operate totally, Gunn mentioned. Gunn also was ready to consider 40 desks and chairs to a nearby missionary faculty that lacked classroom home furniture. 

Gunn stated the new classroom furnishings is now possessing a substantial impact on student finding out for one particular straightforward explanation: teachers can now differentiate what every single kid is understanding due to the fact they each have their personal put to sit.