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Hey Jude: The challenges of finding sponsors to pay for St Jude pupils’ life-changing education

The founder of a not-for-profit private school in Tanzania tells Austyn Allison about the challenges of finding sponsors to pay for its pupils’ life-changing education

In late March, representatives of The School of St Jude travelled from Arusha, Tanzania, to the UAE. The school’s founder, Gemma Sisia (pictured), was joined by a recent graduate of St Jude’s, Godwin Silayo, and the school’s supporter development facilitator Leonie Trubshoe.
If that name sounds familiar, Trubshoe worked in Middle East public relations from 2005-2013, with MS&L Dubai, Cicero & Bernay Public Relations and Kempinksi Hotels Group, among others.
Sisia and Silayo have recently returned from a one-month tour of Australia, where they gave more than 75 presentations to try to encourage people to come on board as sponsors for St Jude’s pupils.
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