Let the Light Shine on Kagera
Pine Ridge Middle School held a fundraising event on May 3-11, 2012. The proceeds from this event were used to purchase solar lamps for African AIDS orphans in Tanzania who are supported by Tumaini Fund USA.
The Goal: Raise money to purchase 100 solar lamps. The Pine Ridge Middle School students competed by class for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the largest amount of funds raised.
A solar lamp can change the lives of these children in Tanzania! Daylight is a precious commodity for the orphans as they must travel hours to attend school and then need more daylight to tend to their farming. These lamps will provide light with which they can study at nighttime—all which leads to increasing education levels. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Literally, these lamps can be the difference between passing and failing!
Total Raised: $4,067.58 Total Lamps that can be purchased: 101
Congratulations to the prize winners!
1st – Mr. Stubbe Period 1
2nd – Mr. Roberts Period 5
3rd – Mr. Stubbe Period 5
1st - Mrs. Carraher Period 6
2nd - Mrs. Carraher Period 3
3rd - Mrs. Carraher Period 1
1st - Mrs. Brisson Period 3
2nd - Mrs. Brisson Period 4
3rd - Mrs. Brisson Period 2
Thank you to all of our local sponsors of our event!