Fighting poverty through education…

School of St Judes, Arusha East Africa

Presentation by Kim Saville

Come and be inspired by the story of the successful work a team of people in East Africa. The mission of The School of St Jude is to educate disadvantaged, bright students from the Arusha District to become moral and intellectual leaders in their country and for St Jude's to thereby demonstrate educational leadership in Tanzania.

Please bring a plate of food to share and fold up chairs if possible. Entry is gold coin donation.

Fighting poverty through education at the School of St Judes, Tanzania

Tuesday, April 7th, 12:30pm

25 Queen Street, Wingham, NSW

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12:30 Lunch, please bring a plate to share, tea and coffee provided
1:30 20 minute presentation
2:00 30 minute question and answer
2:30 Afternoon Tea

Children are welcome. There is a safe outdoor area for play.

Kim Saville's Biography

Kim Saville traveled to Tanzania in early 2002 to assist with the building of The School of St Jude. Her experiences in many and varied lines of work, from stage management in leading London productions, acting in various touring shows in the UK, writing and sub-editing for several Sydney publishing companies and managing the square-rigged sailing ship, Bounty, during the bi-centennial of Australia, have stood her in good stead to contribute to all aspects of the school’s development from the early days
until the present.

With a penchant for challenges, Kim thrived at St Jude’s. Her previous experiences, combined with untapped skills such as digging ditches, planning classroom blocks,
employing and managing staff, dealing with government departments, negotiating contracts and writing marketing material, made her a valuable member of the founding

With good doses of common sense, patience, tolerance, perseverance, passion, energy and a sense of humour, Kim embraced life in a new culture and the challenges of living
in a developing nation - infrequent electricity and water, and no supermarkets, coffee shops or cinemas! Twelve years on, Kim is still working alongside Gemma at
the school. She is a member of the school’s international and local boards and now, as Director of International Relations, focuses mainly on maintaining and developing
the sponsor and donor base during her tours around the world as well as greeting visitors to St Jude’s. Kim travels to Europe, the UK, North America, Australia,
and New Zealand presenting at Rotary District Conferences and clubs, office staff meetings, school assemblies, church congregations, family and friends gatherings and meeting up with the many individuals who support the school around the world.
Kim grew up in Papua New Guinea where her father was in charge of establishing the country’s first agricultural college outside of Rabaul – little did she realise then that one day she would be following in his footsteps and helping to develop an important educational institution in another developing country.
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St Jude's Shanga Necklace $25

This hand-made necklace utilises the St Jude’s Kanga (African printed cotton fabric), which was made locally and designed by our students.

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Or please see Natalie if you would like to be part of a bulk order.