2014 Outlook: New Year, New GrowthJanuary 13, 2014 3:47 pm
Just thinking about writing this blog got my head spinning in about a million different directions. Anyone who has visited the JBFC campus knows that we have dozens of different things going on each day. And in 2014, we are gearing up to add to that list!
For the past couple of years, we have been preparing for growth, preparing for expansion. We have put a great system in place, tested it, learned from it and now we’re ready to start replicating it. In 2014, we feel it is finally time to take the leap and open up a second JBFC campus! While plans are still being finalized, this is something we are all extremely excited about in Tanzania- we will be able to rescue new girls, educate even more students, and empower an entirely new community.
Even though we are expanding, that does not mean we are stopping at our home campus of Kitongo.
We are more dedicated than ever to improving the education of our students- in part by strengthening our teachers through our various school partnerships and staff developments.
We are more dedicated than ever to self-sustainability- by adding more livestock, crops and trees, so we can continue to save money by eating what we harvest, rather than buying what we eat.
And, we are more dedicated than ever to our girls and look forward to being able to take in five new girls from desperate situations with the completion of a new dorm!
2014 is already shaping out to be an incredible year for all of us at JBFC! We can’t wait to share with you each and every step of the way. As always, we welcome you to Tanzania and look forward to welcoming all of our volunteers to our campus this year!
Remember, the path to ending poverty begins with YOU! Thank you for all of your support in 2013 and we look forward to a great year.
Thank you to Elisa Masso for the second and last picture featured in this blog. www.elisamariphoto.com.
Chris Gates is JBFC’s Founder & Executive Director
This post was written by Mainsprings