In 2010 Sherry Fine provided a small sum of money to help Juliet Laizer establish a primary school. Juliet thanked Sherry by naming the school after her, Sherry Fine Academy. Juliet went on to establish yet another school, JoAnn McManus Academy, serving children living in poverty in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Since then, under the leadership of Alex Migera, Sherry Fine Academy continues to thrive, and provides a challenging and nurturing school environment for more than 100 students on two campuses in one of the poorest sections of Dar Es Salaam.
LWCF funds have provided teaching materials, computers, a dining hall for the students, teacher stipends, and most recently housing for teachers who have long commutes. All teachers have received training in Montessori education and children benefit from the independence and critical thinking skills they are developing. The school continues to grow and serve an increasing number of children in the area, many of whom are orphaned, disabled, or both.
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