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Durham County Library Hosts Program on Initiative to Bring Water to Girls’ School in Sister City Arusha, Tanzania

Program: Water for the Girls!
Date: Thursday Jul. 30
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host the Sister Cities of Durham’s Arusha Committee for a discussion on the history of their relationship with the St. Joseph Secondary School in Arusha, Tanzania at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

The St. Joseph Secondary School is operated by the Archdiocese of Arusha and prepares girls for leadership in their communities. However, the school is unable to access running water on its campus. This has raised Sister Cities of Durham’s Arusha Committee’s awareness of water scarcity and conservation. In September 2014, the Arusha Committee, along with along with the Sister Cities of Durham’s Youth Council and Durham’s Rotary Clubs, began collaborating with the St. Joseph school on a water education and infrastructure repair project for the school.

Sister Cities of Durham promotes international friendship, intercultural understanding, and economic development. Their mission is “World Peace: One Friendship and One Community at a Time.”

This program is presented and co-sponsored by Durham Library Foundation and SCD Arusha Committee. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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