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News from Masantigie in 2022

Updated: Oct 8, 2023

IT Project

Thanks to a donation from the City of Plan-les-Ouates , we were able to purchase 25 additional Samsung tablets. We now have enough tablets to use for an entire classroom and we can also offer IT classes to the class 4 children. The teachers received an on line pedagogical training. 4 second hand computers were donated so that they can start IT training the two days the IT teacher is available.


Scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year

50 former students of the Masantigie school benefit from a scholarship allowing them to continue their Secondary Education. Many thanks to FOTIS, which sponsors 15 children, and to our faithful private sponsors, who sponsor 35 children. Your continued support is essential as the students and families go through a lot of hardship and it is difficult for them to make ends meet. Your help is much appreciated. It is always very difficult and heartbreaking to make a choice when taking new students on board. We are proud to inform you that the students have been performing well this year and that we now also have some girls at university. It is always lovely to see them and to witness they have become lovely young people.


Vocational Center

A group of 31 young people (men and women) are enrolled in our program. On 16 December, 10 of them graduated as they have finished their training which lasted two years. ”Education For All” organized their graduation ceremony and also gave a sewing machine so that they can start their professional career as a tailor. We also provided kits with sewing materials on graduation day so that the graduates will not have any financial constraints to start their business. The third year, they will work at home under the supervision of their sewing teacher while the remaining 21 students will continue their training.


Partnership with Reboots2kids

Thanks to the partnership with Reboot2kids, we have installed a solar pump in the existing borehole which pumps water into the 5000 liter storage tank. From the tank the water is filtered. From the filter, the water is routed to two water taps. This allows children to drink filtered water and reduce illnesses such as diarrhea. We also built two concrete hand washing stations. Clean hands reduce contamination when handling cups and objects. We have organized workshops for the children to understand why clean water and personal hygiene are important for their health.



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