The Pioneer Academy of Wayne, New Jersey has partnered in collaboration with Embrace Relief to start and complete three humanitarian projects.
The Pioneer Academy will collect funds to support two library projects and one water well Tanzania.
Through these fundraisers, the Pioneer Academy will use the collected funds to build two completely new libraries that will include renovating and converting a room in the Pwani Primary School and the Mwambo Primary School into fully-functioning libraries. The students will fill it with books, furniture, shelves, desks, fifteen computers, and other library features. These computers come from Embrace Relief’s Accessible Computer Technology for Under-served Students (ACT-US) Program. The computers come pre-installed with education programs and can be remotely updated from headquarters in both California and Kenya. This will allow students who have little to no access to the internet to access up-to-date information and knowledge. Furthermore, this library will provide students an inviting, safe, and stimulating place to learn.
The students of the Pioneer Academy also recognize the urgent and dire need for clean water in African countries such as Tanzania. This group of students understands that there are millions of people around the world at any given moment who do not have access to clean water. This causes malnutrition, debilitating dehydration, lack of mental capacity, stunts growth, and can cause life-threatening waterborne diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis, and more. This water well will be located next to a school that will benefit the entire community as well as the students. The Pioneer Academy water well will improve hygiene, health, and overall quality of life.