THE TANZANIA SUNDOWNER IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT. HUGE THANKS TO THE JACKSON COMMUNITY FOR ALL ITS SUPPORT! If you would like to support the project without attending the fundraiser, please click the contribute button below.
About the Trip
The Tanzania Service Learning trip, sponsored by InterConnections 21 and Arcadia Service Learning, will engage a group of 15 carefully selected Jackson high school students in three weeks of service and learning on the Maasai Steppe of Northern Tanzania in partnership with the African People and Wildlife Fund (APW). The core project will be the construction of a 900 square foot library adjacent to an elementary school in the small village of Loibor Siret. This library will be the first of its kind in the area and will be funded by generous donations from Teton County community members. Participants will also work with APW on the construction of “living walls.” This simple yet revolutionary concept was developed using local materials (African myrrh trees) to protect livestock from wildlife, thereby saving many lions and other large predators that were formerly often killed by livestock owners. Click here for more trip info.
About the Benefit Dinner
July 13 at 5:30pm: InterConnections 21, Arcadia Service Learning and the families of trip participants will host a fundraising benefit dinner south of town at the Forman residence in Shootin’ Iron Ranches. The event will feature New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, who will speak about Africa and the importance of conservation; music by the Tucker Smith band, formerly known as Steam Powered Airplane; and a presentation by trip participants about their program in Tanzania. The evening will include silent and live auctions, a buffet dinner, and refreshments. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased below or by calling IC 21 at 733-3747.