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Seeds of Hope gets support from LI students

Credit: Kidsday Staff Artist / Jean Yoo, Jericho

We interviewed third-grade teacher Mrs. Deborah Mazura about the Seeds of Hope programs she runs, and we have some interesting responses from her.

She said that it is a charity that helps orphans and families in Tanzania, East Africa. We think it’s important to help one another in order to make a better world for everyone, especially people in need of food and shelter. Past fundraising events like our 5K run or annual clothing drive and school supplies drive have already helped so many kids overseas. Even her third-grade students help, which makes the work easier. This place in Africa is very different from where we live. They have mud houses with no electricity. Seeds of Hope has an orphanage that supports 17 children! We also provide funds for school fees, for water tanks, or medical care and surgeries when needed.

Mrs. Mazura’s Seeds of Hope started with her first trip in 2006. Her friends, family and children in the community also help and some go with her in the summer. When she went, she saw poor people and thought it could help make a difference. She travels there with a choir to sing for everyone. She visits the children in the orphanage, she also plants sustainable gardens and works on water tanks and visits the school. Each time she goes, she helps get basic things to people, such as water. She started it when she came back from her first trip in May 2007. People are interested in Seeds of Hope because they want to help others who are less fortunate than we are. We make donations because we support the orphanage by sending money to buy food, supplies, clothing, and irrigation kits.

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