A percentage of each stone and gem rough parcel sold on DanLynchGems.com goes to support child related charities including international child’s projects through GemLegacy.org. We support projects that primarily impact children such as the Kitarini School for Masaii children.
The School at Kitarini
Over the last couple of years myself, along with a number of others in the gem cutting and jewelry world, have had the privilege to visit Kitarini, a school for Masai children about an hour out of Longido, Tanzania.
The school was started by local miners Sune and Pia Merisheki, when on a prospecting trip Sune ran across a group of children gathered for "school" under a tree out in the bush. Together, Sune and Pia raised funds and petitioned the government for support. Today Kitarini consists of a collection of 5-6 metal roofed buildings where 400-450 primary school-age kids come on a daily basis, walking up to five miles each way from their homes in the bush.
Within minutes of spending time with these beautiful children, everyone who has visited is totally captivated by their smiles and dedication to learning in this remote corner of Tanzania.
If you'd like to learn more about the work of GemLegacy in East Africa you can visit them at GemLegacy.org.