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Ongoing: A is for Africa kicked off the Shoes of Hope campaign in September 2016, and continues to participate each year. Donate new or used shoes and help A is for Africa raise funds for our school lunch program. Contact Rick at email@example.com for more information.
January 2018: Mary Anne returned to spend the start of the new year at Matim for the third year in a row, bringing friends and family along.
May 2015: A is for Africa launches our Ambassador's Circle. The Ambassador's Circle is a small group of committed supporters who will join the Ambassador of Tanzania in a special fundraising event on June 13, 2015 at the Embassy of Tanzania in Washington, DC. To join the Circle and learn more about this important event, please click here.
January 2015: Anna and Mary Anne just returned from Arusha! While there, they launched the library at Matim, met with the teachers to get feedback on current and future projects and met with community members. Check out a few photos below and see more on our Facebook page.
December 2014: The results are in and we have FANTASTIC news to share about Matim's performance: The results of the 2014 National Standard 7 Examination were released recently and Matim Primary School scores made significant improvements over 2013. Overall, Matim PS moved up to a position of # 3230 out of 15,000+ primary schools in Tanzania. (In 2013, Matim PS was ranked #6242 and in 2012, ranked #6793). The pass rate was 84% in 2014! This came from a pass rate of 51.6% in 2013. And, finally, the total marks for those students who passed the exam raised from 104.61 in 2013 to total marks of 126.6 in 2014.
AIFA Director Rick says, 'Clearly, these impressive results are the result of hard work by Mr. Lang'o, Head Master, and the teachers and students of Matim PS. Congratulations to all!' More from Maasai Wanderings' blog here.