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Gem Legacy Launches Back To School Giving

Gem Legacy Launches Back To School Giving Gem Legacy announced the launch of its Back to School Giving program with a goal of $15,400. This sum will enable 28 orphans to attend school for the 2019-2020 school year. Secondary school in East Africa is not paid by the government and the school fees are a large burden on orphanages and children's homes.

The Mwatate Children's Home houses over 30 children, age 5-18, in the region of southern Kenya where Tsavorite Garnet is found. The children are all orphans or do not have families. The home supports them mentally, emotionally, and physically. The Home seeks to ensure that the orphans are equipped to flourish as adults when they need to leave the home.

“The Mwatate Children’s home is a community effort and its success in support of the kids has been largely due to the presence of gemstones, but the need is greater than their ability to support,” said Roger Dery, Founder of Gem Legacy. “Our vision is that the greater global gem and jewelry community can ensure these orphans have the best education available to them.”

Supporters can contribute monetarily or donate children’s books which allow the kids to practice their knowledge of English in the evening. Lightly used baby books, children's books through 8th grade reading level, learning to read books, and series are appreciated. For more information about Gem Legacy, Inc. or to donate, please email info@gemlegacy.org.

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