Monday, June 23, 2014

Delbarton Students, from New Jersey, USA, Visit Hanga

In June five students from Delbarton High School (Morristown county) in New Jersey had the opportunity to visit Hanga Hanga abbey and the village. For three years Delbarton school has been sending students and teachers during summer to experience Tanzanian culture and also help Hanga Abbey schools with some school supplies. Last year the school bought books for St. Benedict Secondary School and participated in the exercise of making bricks. This year as well they provided funds to buy text books. We thank teachers and students at Delbarton schools for they support in the field of education for our Tanzanian students.

Farewell party to students and teachers from Delbarton High School


Monday, June 9, 2014

A Priest and a Benedictine Nun Join Hands to Help Needy Children

In the archdiocese of Songea in southern Tanzania, a parish priest Fr. Pius Nchimbi and a Benedictine Nun, Sister Siri, OSB, have paired their efforts to help orphans and children who have been abandoned by their parents (single mothers) or from  very poor family in Mgazini parish west of Songea municipality. Three years ago the pastor decided to use dilapidated building with minor renovation to host less than ten children. Now that number has grown to 51 children. With some help from some people form USA and Germany the children are getting better services. They have good dormitories, beds with good matresses and mosquito nets, 

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table wares and clothing. Thanks to the benefactors for sharing their blessings with these children. As more rooms can be renovated, (depending on the availability of funds)  more children will be taken in. There are so many of these needy children.  


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