Woolooware school donations fund education of Tanzanian students

Felix speaking at an event in Australia---

Woolooware High School was thanked for its dedication and ongoing commitment in supporting an international student through a sponsorship program. The school has sponsored student Filimon Stevin Chamgeni for more than 14 years.

Kim Saville and Felix Mollel, representatives of the School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, visited Woolooware High to meet the student representative council last Thursday.

St Jude’s offers free education to more than 1650 of the poorest children in northern Tanzania. Woolooware’s senior leadership team raise funds for its sponsorship program each year.

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