Projects / In Progress

Thank you. Your generosity has helped to move these projects forward. Below are the current phases that are now in progress—you can follow their development with the links below.

When completed, they will be listed under completed projects. Click here for completed projects.

Click “About Phase” to view progress photo updates.

96% raised

$140,000 goal

Objective

To build a new 10-classroom school

100% raised

$14,910 goal

Objective

To build 16 new toilets

100% raised

$21,548 goal

Objective

To finish 7 classrooms

100% raised

$4,890 goal

Objective

To build a shallow well

100% raised

$14,910 goal

Objective

To build 16 toilets

Mbaghai Secondary School

Mbaghai Secondary School

Mbaghai is located near Mombo, Tanzania. What is unique about this community is
that everything has been built by the students’ parents over a period of ten years. The
government has not contributed to the infrastructure, supplying only the teachers.
The nearest school for these children is an eleven kilometer walk one-way. Many of
the families are subsistence farmers, growing only enough to support themselves and
their families and yet they have shown extraordinary dedication to maintaining this school for their children. The secondary school has 173 students–76 boys and 97 girls. 78 more students are expected to register in the coming school year, commencing in January. There are thirteen teachers, ten of which are male and three females.
 
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100% raised

$0 goal

Objective

Bontje Project Phases in Progress

Projects by the Bontje Family and Laebon Homes

Gord and Kathy Bontje have supported projects since 1999, and they have volunteered with us since 2006. A founding partner of Laebon Developments, Ltd., Gord has travelled twice to see projects in Kenya and Rwanda. Click here to read "Why I Give"—a look into Gord's philosophy and mission.

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100% raised

$50,000 goal

Objective

Ubumwe Community Centre Phase 1

Roozen Project Phases in Progress

Roozen Projects

"I believe that education is the foundation for change," Cathy says. Cathy and Harold Roozen have been supporting projects in Tanzania as well as youth trips and intern opportunities through A Better World.

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100% raised

$108,125 goal

Objective

Mombo Community Phase 5
Jitengeni Phase 1
Mabogo Phase 1

100% raised

$9,045 goal

Objective

To finish a girls’ dormitory and build toilets for 48 students

100% raised

$34,186 goal

Objective

To build a new X-Ray Room

Textbook Project 2017

Textbook Project

On a recent trip to project sites in Kenya, we interviewed several teachers at various schools. One of their greatest needs? Supplies. Textbooks. In many schools, 1 textbook is shared between 5 students—and some of the books are barely useable. Together, we can change this. Our goal is to gradually improve the textbook ratio of all of our schools, starting with 3 this year.
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118% raised

$5,000 goal

Objective

To improve the textbook ratio at 3 schools

100% raised

$14,727 goal

Objective

To build a dining hall

Total Raised

12

projects in progress

$2,076,277

total value of projects in progress