Operation Bootstrap Africa wishes you a Happy Independence Day! In Tanzania, this public holiday is always celebrated on December 9th. It celebrates the end of British rule in Tanganyika in 1961. It is Tanzania’s National Day, a day when the Tanzanian people mark their independence with speeches, parades and flags.
Unfortunately, Operation Bootstrap will not be able to travel to Tanzania this year due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19. We are going to be sending a package to Tanzania, and would love for you to send mail to our students! A lot of us have been cooped up inside with a lot of extra time on our hands, and writing a letter is a good way to fill that time! Our students love to read about us, and see pictures of our families. If you would like to write a letter to a student, please send your mail to the address posted below. We will ship all of the letters to the school directly. The girls are expected to come back to school soon, and it would be lovely for them all to have mail from the US waiting for them! If you would like a name to address your mail to, contact us at email@example.com
Address mail to:
5701 Kentucky Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Thank you for supporting our African brothers and sisters!
We have been working hard at OBA to give relief to our African brothers and sisters during this pandemic. Executive Director Jason Bergmann wants to give you a quick update on the efforts made in Africa, and the supplies sent thanks to our amazing donors. Thank you all so much for helping us help them.
Take a look at our COVID-19 Update
to see what your efforts have done for Africa.
OBA is excited to announce the hire of our new Administrative Associate, Briana Engh!
Briana has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in teaching. Her background is in non-profits, organization, and project management. She is excited to be part of an organization that brings change, and helps provide tools to strengthen those without resources. In her spare time she enjoys travel, animals, and is an avid cook.