Imagine a young child in East Africa standing on the bank of ravine filled with rushing water. On the other side of this ravine is the only school in their village and the one way to get there is to walk across a couple of decaying logs nailed together with wooden planks. This is the daily reality for the students of Majevu Primary School in the northern highlands of Tanzania during the monsoon seasons.
For the past few months, architecture and engineering students from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obipso (Cal Poly) have been designing a more permanent steel footbridge to replace the wood one currently in use and provide a safer, more secure crossing for the children. In August, a group of these Cal Poly students will travel to Tanzania to construct their design with our local build team in true learn by doing fashion.
Each Cal Poly student is self-funding the cost of their trip, but we need your support to raise $10,000 for all the construction materials and equipment required.
Safe passage for the children of Majevu Primary School won’t happen without your help! 100% of every donation will go directly to the construction of the bridge, and any dollar amount helps. We are a US registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization so your donation is tax deductible. Please donate today and be sure to follow us on social media to see updates on the construction later this summer!
Watch a video recap of our last build trip here!