Mission Possible Supports Student Health and Education in Tanzania, East Africa
LogMeIn’s CSR program, Mission Possible is a big supporter of Project MEMA (Making Education in Moshi Accessible), a Boston-based registered public charity which seeks to enrich the lives of children by promoting education and healthy living in Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa.
Project MEMA believes that education can change the face of Tanzania and lift children and their families out of poverty. There are many conditions affecting the ability of children to attend school. Poor nutrition, inadequate and poorly supplied schools, and lack of funding for primary and secondary education are a few of the obstacles faced by local children and families. Project MEMA targets these poverty issues directly by providing healthy meals, education and a brighter future for children and young adults ages 2-20.
The gross national income for Tanzania is $570 USD – that’s just over $1.50 per day and an amount that is nearly impossible to live on. Since 2010, the organization’s grass-root fundraising efforts have provided:
- Over 145,000 nutritious school lunches
- 5,000+ pounds of school supplies and 1,500+ uniforms
- Facility repairs, upkeep and improvements to 2 nursery schools
- Free schooling for 1,200 underprivileged children
In addition to regularly providing school supplies and clothing, LogMeIn recently held it’s 3rd annual “Back to School” luncheon to raise money for Project Mema. In true back-to-school spirit, we served classic school-time lunch foods like macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and oatmeal cookies while Amy Wendel, a member of the LogMeIn marketing team and founder of Project MEMA, spoke to the company about the organization’s programs in Tanzania. As a result, LogMeIn employees and Mission Possible donated funds which will signicificantly off set the cost of education and provide meals and supplies for hundreds of students.
Giving hope and opportunity to the community of Moshi is at the core of Mission Possible’s values and we are excited to continue to support Project MEMA’s 200+ students for the 2017 school year.