Ailanga School Project

The Ailanga School Project (ASP) is a partnership between 4 Seattle Lutheran Churches, supporting the Ailanga Lutheran Junior Seminary in Usa River, Tanzania.

ASP sponsors cultural exchange youth trips to Ailanga and donates funds for school operation. The Ailanga School Project supports a partnership between four ELCA congregations in NE Seattle, including Faith Lutheran, Maple Leaf Lutheran, Prince of Peace Lutheran and University Lutheran and the Ailanga Lutheran Junior Seminary in Usa River Tanzania. Ailanga is a secondary school within the Meru Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. ASP supports Ailanga through youth service trips and through direct financial support for Ailanga's educational programs

Ailanga Lutheran Junior Seminary is a private boarding secondary school including “forms” one through six, similar to US grades 7-12. Ailanga Lutheran Junior Seminary is one of the schools owned by the Meru Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. It was the aim of the diocese to establish a seminary so as to provide credible education to youth as future leaders of the church and the state who are well nurtured spiritually and professionally. The majority of the students come from the Meru area, but some travel great distance to attend the highly competitive and rigorous program. Through our partnership, we have provided a direct cultural connection for many Seattle area high school students with high school students in Tanzania. With each trip, we have strengthened the bonds between our congregations and the people of the Meru Diocese. Through contributions from our supporters, the Ailanga School Project has provided funds that Ailanga has used to improve their facilities and support their program, including addition of science laboratories that enabled Ailanga to obtain accreditation for advanced level science. Youth and adult delegations continue to travel to Ailanga every two or three years. Many returnees have said that this trip has been a life changing experience. We have been blessed to be a part of that mission with significant support for almost two decades. We look forward to years of friendship, exchange, and travel between our communities.

Operating as usual

02/22/2021

Ailanga School Project's cover photo

08/08/2017

Faith Lutheran Church - Seattle, WA

Our delegate Bibi (grandma) Mary sings Amazing Grace for the talent show with two wonderful students from Ailanga. Tomorrow is her birthday!

08/01/2017

The latest from our 2017 Delegation...

Greetings all,

We had another wonderful day with our friends at Ailanga! We started our day attending church service at the Usa River cathedral where we sang 3 songs!!! Brian, we did you proud with our Hallelujah 😊
We had tea with Pastor Emmanuel & then went on to the Ailanga school where we toured the science labs and rooms. We had a fabulous lunch and visited with students.

We were fitted for your dresses and shirts. We should look pretty sharp next Sunday.

Tomorrow we are off to tour the Arusha National Park.

07/29/2017

Latest news from the 2017 Ailanga Delegation...

From Ailanga delegation: "Greetings all, we had a good day today! Hiking with the Ailanga students in the morning and going to the local market in the afternoon. It was a busy day topped off by a wonderful meal from Mama Kyara!! All is well. We will try to send an update daily but of course it depends on connectivity :)." Janice Piper

07/27/2017

A quick shot of the Ailanga 2017 Delegation - enjoying the layover in Amsterdam.

07/26/2017

Safe travels, all!

And they're off! Our Ailanga 2017 delegates are on their way to Amsterdam, and then Tanzania!

02/22/2017

Join in the fun as Africa Calls. Special guests from Ailanga will join in the evening's fundraising event. Tickets still available. Contact me, if interested.

This quilt sewn from African fabrics is almost ready to be auctioned off at the March 4th dinner. Don't miss out in a chance to bid on it!

docs.google.com 01/11/2017

Ailanga Dinner Tickets

We are starting sales for our big Ailanga Dinner, which will be on March 4 at Faith Lutheran Church. This is our biggest fundraiser for the school. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket (or two), please fill out the form below and a delegate will get in touch with you! This form is more intended for outside members of the community -- if you attend one of our partner churches, look for a delegate who will be selling tickets in person over the next month! If you can't attend the dinner but would like to donate to the Ailanga School Project, fill out the form below and just indicate that you don't want to purchase tickets.

Please consider sharing this link with your friends and family -- the more, the merrier!

-Izzy

https://goo.gl/forms/THjiIcFGqIgMzFq62

docs.google.com Tickets cost $40 for adults, and $25 for youth/seniors. The tickets only include the cost of the meal and are not indicative of a donation to the Ailanga School Project

[11/25/16]   Lots of fundraising updates!

--Delegates will be at the Northgate Barnes & Noble today (11/25) until 6pm and next Friday (12/2) from 6-9pm wrapping gifts for a donation. Please swing by and say hello!

--Delegates are still selling Brown Bear Car Wash tickets for $7/each or 3/$20. Please send us a message and we will put you in touch with a delegate.

--We're now collecting pre-orders for 2017 Ailanga calendars, with all profits directly benefiting the school! They make wonderful holiday gifts!

[10/24/16]   Have you been to Ailanga before, or know somebody that has? We are on the hunt for high-quality photos to include in our annual Ailanga calendar! Please email your photos to Izzy ([email protected]). Thanks!

10/17/2016

Ailanga School Project

Please consider responding to this request. A clean and satisfaction that you are promoting a vibrant exchange of high school students from Seattle in Tanzania! Thanks so much.

The dreariness of Fall/Winter is upon us in Seattle, and you know what that means-- really muddy cars! Lucky for you, delegates will be selling Brown Bear Car Wash coupons for the next month or so for $7 or 3 for $20. Please comment on this post or private message us if you're interested, and we will put you in touch with a delegate!

[10/17/16]   The dreariness of Fall/Winter is upon us in Seattle, and you know what that means-- really muddy cars! Lucky for you, delegates will be selling Brown Bear Car Wash coupons for the next month or so for $7 or 3 for $20. Please comment on this post or private message us if you're interested, and we will put you in touch with a delegate!

06/22/2016

We're really excited to be kicking off our next trip to Ailanga in the summer of 2017! With this in mind, you'll likely be hearing a lot from our future delegates about their fundraising efforts.

Here's the first fundraising opportunity. Please feel free to comment here or contact Karla Petersen directly for more information!

02/17/2016

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If you're an avid Amazon.com shopper like I am, you'll be excited to know that Amazon will donate a portion of each of your purchases to the Ailanga School Project at no additional cost to you!

Visit smile.amazon.com, use your existing Amazon account, and select the Ailanga School Project as the recipient and you're on your way.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_abtpo_r_about_smi

Be blessed! :)

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thrivent.com 02/04/2016

Thrivent Choice

Are you a member of Thrivent? With "Thrivent Choice", you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go. In 2015, the Ailanga School Project received $586 from generous members like you! #livegenerously

Check out this website for more information:
https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/living-generously/thrivent-choice/?wssrc=email&wsssubject=choice

thrivent.com Generous giving and member stewardship is important to Thrivent Financial members. Learn more about Thrivent Choice.

02/02/2016

We recently received an update from Lydia, the headmistress at Ailanga, and are thrilled to see that the lab is being put to good use!

"Last year the Contractor worked so hard to keep his promise so that Biology lab would be used for the National Exams and I am happy to report that he made it possible and the tables were ready, gas and water installations were done just a few days before the exams began."

01/31/2016

Another school year has started at Ailanga, another year of partnership with our Meru, TZ friends.

Ailanga Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church was a huge success! Thanks to all of those who participated!

01/31/2016

Ailanga Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church was a huge success! Thanks to all of those who participated!

08/18/2015

First photos from the 2015 Delegation, courtesy of Kristin.

08/14/2015

The 2015 delegates arrived home safely! Photos of their fun adventures to come!

08/03/2015

The group saw a leopard today!

The 2015 Delegates are enjoying a safari trip in the beautiful Tarangire National Park.

08/03/2015

This is a fabulous part of the 2015 Delegation's trip. The days at Ailanga are the other highlight. Thanks to all of you who support the ASP.

The 2015 Delegates are enjoying a safari trip in the beautiful Tarangire National Park.

08/03/2015

The 2015 Delegates are enjoying a safari trip in the beautiful Tarangire National Park.

07/26/2015

The 2015 ASP Delegation with Carol Schneider and KC Helmeid, checking in at Delta at SeaTac. They are onboard and waiting for their imminent departure! Two of our travelers will be leaving tomorrow morning to join the group in Amsterdam before they fly into Tanzania on the 29th. Godspeed!

07/26/2015

12 excited well-prepared travelers. They are bringing school supplies, soccer balls, toys and clothing for the orphanage and medical supplies to the Ailanga secondary school and the Meru Diocese near Arusha, Tanzania. Thank you for your generous support!

The 2015 Delegation is getting ready to leave for Tanzania, with a little stop in Amsterdam! The large suitcases are packed with lots of supplies, and the delegation send-off is tonight at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church.

07/25/2015

The 2015 Delegation is getting ready to leave for Tanzania, with a little stop in Amsterdam! The large suitcases are packed with lots of supplies, and the delegation send-off is tonight at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church.

03/01/2015

The 2013 Delegates enjoy the Ailanga dinner tonight.

02/28/2015

Getting ready for the sold-out dinner tomorrow night! Get ready for a great time!

11/30/2014

Support the Ailanga School Project and our 2015 Delegates! Calendars orders are now available, featuring great shots from our previous 2013 delegation. Contact your church'd delegate or message this page. Calendars are $15 each and 100% goes to the school, thanks to our wonderful printer who donates the printing!

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11/19/2012

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11/19/2012

Education cannot be taken for granted in Tanzania. All secondary school education requires a tuition payment that is set by the Tanzanian government. The current tuition payment is about $480, which includes room and board. This amount is an extreme hardship for many Tanzanian families who have an average annual income for a family of less than $300.

11/19/2012

Ailanga School Project's cover photo

11/19/2012

Ailanga Lutheran Junior Seminary has a student population
of over 400 students. In addition to the normal high school
curriculum, Ailanga Lutheran Junior Seminary provides
extensive biblical study for which students take a national
Bible exam.

Ailanga Lutheran Junior Seminary has a powerful name! It
comes from Isaiah 61:1 "Here comes the Light"... the
light referring both to Jesus and the light of Christian
education.

11/19/2012

Ailanga School Project's cover photo

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