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TMD Celebrates Opening of the Remodeled Science Room at KwaNtenbeni High School PDF Print E-mail
Written by Euan Blackman
Wednesday, 29 July 2009 13:29
KwaNuyswe July 29th, 2009: TMD, a U.S.A. based NPO with a mission of assisting at-risk youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, including those affected by the AIDS pandemic, through education and the support of its infrastructure is pleased to announce the completion of their latest project. Visit writers department to find a writing job of your dreams.

After three weeks of renovations totaling around R27,000 ($3,500 USD) the classroom at KwaNtenbeni Comprehensive High School is finally complete. The room received a much-needed facelift that included the installation of floor tiles, 5 taps, and basins with running water, new paint on the walls and windows, repairs to broken windows and ceiling. TMD also purchased 50 chairs and 8 tables for students to use for LAB practicums.

As part of the process of updating the school’s technology to the 21st century, a new LCD projector was also purchased to be exclusively used in the science room. This will facilitate the education of the learning by allowing them to see science concepts come to life in real-time 3-D animation as well as watching science documentaries without the need for a television.

Teachers Making a Difference ® is the work of Kearsney College old boy Euan Blackman and was started just three years ago with the idea of bringing US teachers to South Africa to work in rural areas to improve teaching methods and show the local population that everyone can make a difference in their lives if they just take the initiative. This year 5 teachers ventured to KwaNuyswe to teach at two local schools and are housed out of Makaphutu Children’s Village, also in KwaNuyswe.

The opening will take place at 11 AM on Tuesday, August 4th at KwaNtenbeni High School.

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Written by Euan Blackman
Wednesday, 10 June 2009 20:42

Our trip is almost upon us. Most of the team will be in South Africa in less than a week. we will be blogging as usual on this site but are also going to be on the Dallas Morning News neighbors go site also. Check back for updates and links.

On April 25th, 2009, the Berkner High School auditorium become the site for the 2009 Country Western Dance off, with all proceeds benefitting TMD! The following High Schools took part, with a special guest appearance by the Texas A& M; wranglers:

Berkner High School

LakeHighlands High School

Pearce High School

Richardson High School

All the students did an amazing job and there were much fun and competition. For a country-western dance off there were some decidedly non-country songs, several Bon Jovi songs could be heard throughout the performances.

Mr. Blackman, the President of TMD, spoke briefly at the event and let those in attendance know a little about where their money was going to. Mr. Blackman also spoke a little about the Ubuntu bracelet campaign and showed a short clip that tied it into the work TMD is doing in South Africa.

Thank you to all the teachers and staff that were involved in putting this together and thank you for your donation, it will go a long way to helping the students in South Africa!