What Inspired Our Project?

Annamaria Kanondo visited the Mabogini area and was struck by the conditions in which young children, particularly girls, were living. In a country where most children attend primary school, Anna saw that many children in Mabogini, often girls, had no access to education at all. The extreme poverty in the area has also led to children facing severe neglect or abandonment, physical or even sexual abuse

And So Our Journey Started …

Using her own savings and money donated from her family and friends Annamaria set up a small school in the Mabogini area to provide primary education to 20 children who would otherwise never receive it. KYGN also started to act as a social service in the area, working with village Chairmen and local authorities to support at risk families.

So early on 2007, The school demand quickly grew to 60 children. To accommodate all of the children overflow, classrooms had to be built out of whatever materials could be found.

Anna knew that the only way to provide the kind of education needed would be to construct a proper school building for the KYGN children. In 2011, KYGN painstakingly raised enough funds to build the new school.

A year later, KYGN started the partnership with KYGN UK, a charity registered in the United Kingdom (Registration 1157362) with the purpose to facilitate abroad donations and assist on fundraising.

The official KYGN school, Tumaini Foundation, was finally opened with four classrooms serving 103 children. Aswell, KYGN opened a safe house facility with the capacity to accommodate 80 children living at risky situations, while a long-term solution is found.
KYGN started the construction of an additional building, which will accommodate 02 offices and 03 additional classrooms with the capacity to serve 105 students.

Aiming to be a self-sustainable organisation, KYGN started a tilapia farm, as well as maize and onions plantations in lands donated to the project.

On the government’s national exam, all of the 28 students of the first class to finish primary school at KYGN achieved the classificatory grade to attend secondary education in public schools. The students’ performance also guaranteed a top 10 classification to Tumaini Foundation, considering every school (elite private and public schools) in the Kilimanjaro area.

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