Dear supporters of the YEDIDIA school in Maretadu!

The 10th anniversary of the start of our support of studying children in Tanzania’s Maretadu, as well as the school at which they study, is approaching. You can see the genesis of this project in the OUR PROJECT section. So it is time to take stock of what we have achieved, together with you and especially with God’s help.

Our work was not and will not be about seeking our own pleasure and recognition, but about glorifying God by serving others.

COMPLETED PROJECTS – until 30.6.2020
1. building two in one
The building is on the school premises, has 8 rooms, toilets and a kitchen. It is used to accommodate the school principal, volunteers, guests and, in special cases, some teachers or students.
2. science laboratory
The construction of the laboratory was a necessary condition for obtaining school certification. The laboratory is equipped above standard and also serves as a classroom for teaching science subjects.
3. student support
From 2013 to 2020, we supported 59 students. We still support 41 students until they finish their studies
4. purchase of a solar panel
The solar panel was necessary for the production of electricity for aids (projector, laptop, microscope), equipment (music equipment), but also for the needs of the inhabitants of the two-in-one building (volunteers, school principal).
5. sending volunteers
We supported 9 volunteers who worked in Dongobeshi (LEA school) but also in Maretadu.
From August 2018 to March 2019, volunteers Mária Petrejčíková and Lucia Trnkócyová worked directly at YEDIDIA.
6. equipment for volunteers
It was necessary to buy a stove and a water tank in a modest apartment for volunteers (in a two-in-one building).
7. copier
A copier was purchased for the school so that teachers could prepare mainly tests for students and thus improve their readiness for national examination..
8. teaching aids and teaching equipment
We supported the purchase of school supplies (rulers, maps, Mendeleev’s wall table of chemical elements, textbooks, pens, pencils, markers, calculators, compasses, microscopes, notebooks, data projectors for teachers)
9. greenhouse
The greenhouse was established on the school premises by volunteers and students continue in this activity.
10. well
We managed to find a source of drinking water in the school premises and, with our contribution, build a well. Previously, water was imported at night from a distance of about 3 km. We contributed to the purchase of the pump.
11. seedlings
The school established an orchard on its premises and we contributed by buying seedlings. The grown fruit will be delivered to the Fruit Program.
12. class equipment
We equipped one class with furniture (benches, chairs, a desk for a teacher). The class thus obtained the required standard so that students could pass national examination.
13. Diesel unit
The equipment for the production of electricity was donated to the school by members of the Apostolic Church in Košice.
14. volleyball court
Complete equipment (net, metal poles, balls, pump) was purchased for the playground and the volunteers Majka and Lucka arranged for its implementation and use.
15. textbook
135 textbooks of the teachers’ choice were purchased for the school. Volunteers also participated in this event.
16. beds
We bought beds for the upcoming dormitory
OUT-OF-PROJECT SUPPORT
School principal Paulo Bura Hhoko sometimes has to react quickly to the situation. If he is without sufficient funds, we will provide him with a loan or buy the necessary things.
1. purchase:
seed for sowing before the rainy season
– tests to prepare students for national exams
2. contributions:
for the building of a dormitory (building material)
– for teachers’ salaries
– for the reward of 4 students who achieved excellent results in national exams
(motivation)
to the film The Road to Generosity, which also serves to promote our activities
– for Paul’s personal needs (motorcycle repair, trip to Slovakia, …)
3. loans:
for the purchase of musical equipment, which they use for morning
performances, performances for guests, rehearsal of songs for services, other
events
– to advertise the school on local radio
 
ONGOING  PROJECTS
1. student support
We support 41 students until they finish their studies.
2. support of the school principal
PaulO, the school principal, is financially supported by three members of the DA team.
3. fruit program
We finance the purchase of fruit that students receive once a week for lunch. The variety of fruits depends on seasonal possibilities. It is currently being established on the premises of the school orchard, where they will grow the necessary fruit themselves.
This program was significantly supported by the collection of students of the Kežmarská 28 primary school in Košice.
PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT
1. building of a dormitory
A dormitory is being built for girls on the school premises. Living in a private home in Maretadu is about 3 km away from the school, it is in unsatisfactory conditions and dangerous for teenage girls.

In front of the building two in one

Science laboratory

School supplies for Yss

Fruit program

Ruth Shule – the best student at Yss

Construction activity in the area of ​​Yss

Irrigation in a new orchard