Issue 08, 2021

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In this issue
  • Hear from secondary students about what it's like to return to school after the COVID-19 shutdown.
  • Experience a full-circle moment as Baba, one of the first 24 Beyond St Jude's graduates, returns to teach at the girls' secondary school.
  • Take a seat inside an art class with Ms Edina.
  • Meet a very passionate accounting teacher, Mr Somboka, who got St Jude's into the top 10 in the country.

To make sure parcels arrive and incur no expenses for the school

  • Please do NOT register or insure any mail as it costs the school at least USD $25 in taxes at our end.
  • Mark all parcels as being “second-hand goods” or “personal gifts”.
  • Ensure the description of goods written on the parcel matches the actual items inside as customs and postal staff frequently inspect contents of parcels.
  • Please label all parcels clearly with the first and last name of the recipient and your full name.
  • Please put the value of the package at no more than US$10 (the lower the better).
  • Ensure that your parcel is LESS THAN 2KG. We have been advised that parcels less than 2KG are technically tax-free regardless of content, but this is not guaranteed by all postal workers.

Tax-free items include books, personal goods and anything that is not new. Used goods, used clothes, etc…(please remove labels and packaging from all items before sending them)

Keep in mind that parcels sent by airmail can take up to four months to get here (sea mail is even longer – often 12+ months!), so don’t worry if it takes a while for us to let you know the parcel has arrived.