The Everman Junior High G.E.M.S. are Shining Brightly in Tanzania, East Africa!

 

A Texas Size Box of Love

A Texas Size Box of Love

 

This “shout out” must start with thanks to my cousin, Assistant Principal at Everman Junior High, Mr. Mychl Buckley.

He has always been interested and supportive of our family’s plans to work with people in Tanzania.  As a quality educator he utilized the Buckley family presence in Africa as an opportunity to provide a global perspective to his students at Everman.

The result… 

Lasonia Russell and the G.E.M.S. students of Everman got to work! They collected numerous items to help better the lives of the boys of DYOC. 

Dar es Salaam Olympic Center is a small organization that gathers youth around the sport of football and helps them develop through the physical discipline of athletic training, education, and Bible study. Many of these boys are orphans and have little more than the clothes on their back.  DYOC provides shelter, meals and a sense of family to over 24 of these boys who have no other place to call home. 

That is why there were so many smiles when I brought the box of items to present to the boys of DYOC.  Clean socks, educational supplies, books to read, new soccer balls.  These items mean so much to these boys.  You can see it in their smiles.

Way to go Everman G.E.M.S.!

These pictures are for you all!

Thanks so much!

The Buckley Family in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

Package Arrives Safely: The helpful clearing officer at the Dar Central Post Office.

Package Arrives Safely: The helpful clearing officer at the Dar Central Post Office.

 

 

 

The boys of DYOC waiting to open your package.

The boys of DYOC waiting to open your package.

 

Coach Aluko preparing to present your gifts.

Coach Aluko preparing to present your gifts.

 

Thank you!

Thank you!

 

The hostel now has a small library thanks to Everman!

The hostel now has a small library thanks to Everman!

 

The boys trained with their new soccer balls and last Saturday won the Coca-Cola sponsored regional youth tournament!

The boys trained with their new soccer balls and last Saturday won the Coca-Cola sponsored regional youth tournament!

 

Ready to put these to use!

Ready to put these to use!

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No more playing in dress socks!

No more playing in dress socks!

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6 Responses to “The Everman Junior High G.E.M.S. are Shining Brightly in Tanzania, East Africa!”

  1. nikkip Says:

    this makes me so happy! i love those boys.

  2. Noreen Says:

    Awesome gifts! Congratulations to all the students at Everman and their ever so amazing vice-principal. :0 Douglas. please keep us posted as to how the boys games are going.

  3. chelsea Says:

    thanks so much for continuing to post. love hearing from you!

  4. dominic Says:

    hey doug, i heard about this trip of yours from your brother brian. it looks like things are going well. congrats! keep up the good work.

  5. havenofpeace Says:

    Dominic Cavello! Wow! Good to hear from you. We need to chat some time; it has been a while. Your brother just friended me on facebook. Are you on fb? If so, drop a line. So good to hear from you my good friend!
    db

  6. dominic Says:

    no facebook…cavello2@live.com is the e-mail…feel free to contact me..later

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