Strawberry Vale students
Teacher Kiersten Brooks and students Yuvi, Mateo, Lola, Ariel, Rhyley and Sara present CHES Director Catriona Harker with gifts for Roda and letters for Tanzanian students which she will deliver in February.

Strawberry Vale Elementary School in Victoria, BC has supported Canadian Harambee Education Society girls in Katesh since 2002. They have just completed another successful Fundraising Campaign to support Roda who is now in Form 3 (Grade 10) in Tanzania. She is the fifth girl they have supported. Their annual “Toonies for Tanzania” Fundraiser brought in $700 for their girl and the Staff Fundraising for Tanzanian Primary School books and supplies raised an additional $420.

Roda with the gifts she received from Strawberry Vale in 2018

The program at Strawberry Vale has been enthusiastically supported by all staff and parents. Teacher Jen Horton has been instrumental in the organization for many years and invites me annually to update the students about the progress of their girl and to include different aspects of life in a third world country and integrate information about Tanzania’s geography, wild life and current issues. A great learning experience for the students and a rewarding Gift of a Lifetime for Roda!!

Well done Strawberry Vale from all of us at CHES!

Strawberry Vale Elementary School Fundraiser