Tumaini Tutor Uniform Library provides students with uniforms and shoes required to attend public school.
Students borrow a larger size as they grow!
Imagine being denied a public school education simply because you don’t have the right pair of shoes.
This is a growing reality for orphaned children attending Health & Hope’s Tumaini Tutor School.
Tumaini provides free tutored education to orphaned and impoverished children to supplement primary and secondary public education. Tumaini has no uniform requirement; however, a school uniform, including black shoes, is a requirement to attend public government schools in Tanzania.
A student arriving at public school without a complete uniform is sent home.
Children deserve an education and families shouldn’t have to choose between uniforms and food.
Developing world poverty has disproportionally increased for grandmother guardians and single woman heads of household. Families are having to choose between buying food and buying a uniform so their children can go to public school.
A Uniform Set includes 2 tops, 2 pairs of trousers or skirts, 1 sweater, and 1 pair of shoes. The average cost is $50 per set.
The Uniform Lending Library:
- Contributes to community economics with fabrics, shoes, and sweaters purchased locally and uniforms sewn by neighborhood tailors.
- Maximizes the length of time the uniform will fit with added elastic waistbands and adjustable hems.
- Provides a second top/bottom for opportunity to launder and/or have Uniform Library seamstress mend.
- Helps kids learn by feeling confident and great inside!