Sydney woman making a difference at School of St Jude in Tanzania

Sydney woman making a difference at School of St Jude in Tanzania

A FEW years ago, Kim Saville was working in a high-profile job in film and television casting, finding future stars for shows including Water Rats and Murder Call.

These days you will find her in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro,
surrounded by smiling, bright-eyed Tanzanian children from The School of
St Jude.

It’s a dramatic lifestyle change, but one which the former Sydneysider finds extremely rewarding.

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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.