Following a presentation to its members in the early days of the charity in 2014, ACE has enjoyed tremendous support from its local Rotary Club in St. Helens. Over the years, we have received several very generous donations from the Club, including towards building classrooms, toilets and furniture. Their interest in the development of Arise School has been ongoing. Last week, we were invited as guests to update members on progress at the school. Following this, the Club posted the piece below on its Facebook page.
“Tonight Ron and Sue Hayes gave us an excellent presentation about Arise Community School in Tanzania. The presentation was called “From Dream to Reality”.
Africa’s Children in Education (ACE) believes that all children have the right to education as a route out of poverty. Sadly, this is still not the case for many children in the developing world. ACE is a small charity, registered in the U.K. in 2014. It evolved from the volunteering work undertaken in Tanzania and Kenya by its founders, Ron and Sue Hayes, where they worked with so many children who had little chance of fulfilling their potential because of the poverty in which they live.
Sue and Ron are pictured with Club President Ann and their host Derek Downey.
Other pictures are of the children at school in Tanzania.”
We would like to thank all the members of the Rotary Club of St. Helens for their great support of ACE over the years, for the very warm welcome we always receive from them and for all their very generous hospitality. They have helped us to do so much more than we ever thought would be possible to make the dream of Arise School becomes a reality. “Asante sana” from both ourselves and everyone at Arise.