Student News

Tanzania #4 — Welcome to JBFC!

Christina Kopp – March 12, 2014

For much of their visit to Tanzania, our students and faculty will be residing at the Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children (JBFC), a school and orphanage dedicated to helping alleviate extreme rural poverty in Kitongo, Tanzania.  While at JBFC, Deerfield students become a part of the community, reading with the students, learning about rural agriculture and healthcare, and talking with the staff and teachers at the school.  

The following photos of the Deerfield group come courtesy of JBFC.  If you would like to see more photos of the Deerfield group at JBFC, visit JBFC’s Facebook page. 

Mirjam Keochakian ’15 and Meghan Mozea ’15 get ready for their JBFC orientation.

 

Executive Director Chris Gates shows the group around the JBFC campus.

Executive Director Chris Gates shows the group around the JBFC campus.

 

Christie Jok '16, Katherine Chen '15, Nahla Achi '15, Ali Barber '15, and Mirjam Keochakian '15 look on with smiles as the JBFC students gather for reading.

Christie Jok ’16, Katherine Chen ’15, Nahla Achi ’15, Ali Barber ’15, and Mirjam Keochakian ’15 look on as the JBFC students gather for reading.

 

Each member of the Deerfield group has been paired with a JBFC student as a "reading buddy." According to JBFC's Director of Development Ashlii Sims, " It's a chance for our girls to work on their English and each of the volunteers to connect on a personal level with one of our residential girls."

Each member of the Deerfield group has been paired with a JBFC student as a “reading buddy.” According to JBFC’s Director of Development Ashlii Sims,  “It’s a chance for our girls to work on their English and each of the volunteers to connect on a personal level with one of our residential girls.”

 

Dave Kim '14 and his reading buddy share a laugh.

Dave Kim ’14 and his reading buddy share a book and a smile.