Tanzania Iringa Diocese,
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania
Image Middle School Expansion
Opened in 2005. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania sponsors Image secondary school, located among several tribal villages in Central Tanzania. This school offers grades 8 through 12, plus junior college level coursework. This expansion included an administration building, additional classrooms, living and recreational facilities. It more than doubled the school’s capacity to 600 students and helped increase its level of accreditation as well.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania sponsors Image secondary school, located among several tribal villages in Central Tanzania provides scholarships to Tanzanians grades 8 through 12, plus junior college level. This expansion includes an administration building, additional classrooms, living and recreational facilities which will increase the school’s capacity to 600 students.
Peter J. King Medical Education and Nurses Training Center
Opened in January, 2011. Located near Iringa Tanzania this center is composed of several buildings which will be used to train Tanzanian doctors, nurses, midwives and other medical support personnel in up-to-date medical techniques and equipment. The center will also provide a venue where U.S. doctors can train local health care professionals in the current treatment of the most prevalent African diseases. The center includes residences for students as well as visiting professionals. It is adjacent to the Ilula Medical Center which serves the needs of a poor but growing region in central Tanzania. The center includes residences for health care professionals, as well as facilities for a nursing school and a medical education center.
The IMAGE Project - Namnyaki Girls Secondary School for Maasai girls
The IMAGE Project is the recipient of funding from the Peter J. King Family Foundation for the construction of a chemistry lab and classroom. As part of the government registration process, a chemistry and biology lab was required. Funds were provided by The Peter J. King Family Foundation for the construction of the lab and classroom, which went into full use this year. The Namnyaki Girls Secondary School for Maasai girls began with a vision of bringing education and opportunities for economic self-sufficiency to the women and girls of Maasai tribes in Tanzania. The result, nearly 20 years later, is a beautiful secondary school nestled in the mountains of south central area of Tanzania, where 124 girls live and study.
To learn more about The Image Project, click here.
King Family Foundation Tanzania Scholarship Fund
The Foundation in conjunction with the Tanzanian Government funded a four year pilot program to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of using private funds to educate needy talented school children who would be denied schooling because of the lack of government funds. It provides scholarships for over 2400 students over a four year period.
Iringa Hope - Joint AMCOS/SACCOS Facilities
Iringa Hope works in the rural villages of Iringa, Tanzania to alleviate poverty. Our work focuses on the development of locally owned and operated micro finance cooperatives. Called SACCOS, these cooperatives provide their members with the training, education, and resources to improve their farming techniques and thus their incomes. Our typical member is a female small holder farmer with 4 acres of land. When she joins her income will be $300/year for her family of 6. Within two years of joining her income will increase to $1,000/year or more. This increase in income will result in the elimination of malnutrition within her family (38% among the children in this area), the education of all of her children, and improvements in the health and vitality of the family. Once established these SACCOS are self-governing and self-supporting providing for a long term sustainable program. The overall organization for Iringa Hope is housed in the Peter J King Family Foundation Development Building on the University of Iringa campus. We also are developing Farmers cooperatives to provide better prices for the crops that our members raise. SACCOS and AMCOS are jointly housed in Peter J King Family Foundation Integrated Development Centers located in the villages. We currently have 30 village locations providing assistance to over 2,400 families representing 15,000 family members. To learn more about The Iringa Hope, click here.
Daughters of Charity International Project Services
Daughters of Charity International Project Services finds resources for programs in developing and disaster-impacted countries on behalf of their congregation of women, the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, with its 382-year history of serving those who are poor. Programs and projects are locally driven and designed to both minimize human suffering and foster sustainable solutions to poverty. Resources include collaborative relationships, technical assistance, and international fund development. Critical infrastructures built in remote areas, including schools and hospitals, provide islands of help and hope for marginalized communities—and building those needed institutions are all but impossible without the assistance of the Peter J. King Family Foundation. We are most grateful! To learn more about Daughters of Charity International Project Services, click here.
Peter J. King Family Foundation LABORATORIO CLINICO DO HOSPITAL CARMELO
Bio-Molecular Lab at Carmelo Hospital; Being built to enable effective and efficient delivery of the holistic HIV/AIDS program known as DREAM, and to ensure high quality monitoring and treatment of HIV seropositive sick persons. It will also benefit nearby health centers.