It is wonderful how electronic mail and texting make contacting one another so fast and easy! We are even using viber so our texts, photos and phone calls are free! This wonderful way of contacting our friends and colleagues makes the great distance seem to disappear!
Sister Lucy Theresia Diu, our Scholarship coordinator from Tanzania and the headmistress of one of our girls secondary schools texts
“Oh..I am very well. Thank you so much for contacting me, I hope all will be ok (regarding ebola). Karibu sana. Longing to see you again.”
Sr. Lucy Theresia Diu
St. Marie Eugenie High School is one of the newest schools in the Moshi area near Mt. Kilimanjaro
Run by the Assumption Sisters, with GTL coordinator Sister Lucy Diu at the helm, Marie Eugenie first opened its doors to students in January 2011. Though it gives priority to those from the local areas, the school welcomes young women from all over Tanzania and from any faith or background. Worcester, MA. is the provincial home of the Sisters of the Assumption.
Rift Valley Province, Kenya Coordinator Caroline Lentupuru, hails from the Ilchamus Masai tribe of Kenya. She has a Masters in Education and Development from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and was the 2011 recipient of the International Campaigner Award from the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, UK. Caroline also serves as a staff person for World Vision Africa and dedicates herself to issues of women’s empowerment and education in Baringo County, Rift Valley Province.
This morning Caroline texted from us from her village
“The Rift Valley GTL girls are doing very well. Those 3 who have completed Form IV have joined the University. I am so proud of them. I have five of them doing exams this time and completing on Nov. 6, 2014. I have great hopes for excellent grades from them. On behalf of the needy girls who have been supported by GTL, the 26 of them, I really thank you for this support and connection. It means a lot to us. God bless you, your family and the entire GTL family.”
Sr. Salome Nnambi
Sister Salome Nambi, Headmistress of St. Kizito’s Girls School in Central Uganda, coordinates our program in that country. In Central region, Sister Salome keeps the program running smoothly for over 145 students. For several years now, Sister Salome has accepted applications from students in Uganda’s war-torn Northern region and continues to communicate with aid workers and community leaders in other parts of the country where we can have an impact.
“We are busy receiving applications from students for next year;…. I am keeping my hands crossed for God to make things happen the ways HE likes. The girls and sisters of St Kizito’s are doing well, it is a busy exam period and we are almost ending our academic year. Come November 21st the school will be closed on a long holiday. You had talked off bringing me CDs of ‘Sister Act’, I was eagerly awaiting them. May I ask you please if you could send them to me via FedEx? I would be so excited to receive my parcel of surprises! With love and prayers. Sr Salome”