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    Gemma Sisia plus author Madeleine Kelly and Enock Ephrahim at Ballina Library

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    Hear from Gemma Sisia, founder of St Jude’s, author Maddie Kelly, and Enock Ephrahim—alumni and employee—about the school and brand new book, The School That Hope Built.

    The School That Hope Built is an extraordinary account of Gemma Sisia's twenty years as the founder of St Jude's, a school that is changing the lives of some of the poorest children in Tanzania. From a country town in Australia to a small village in Tanzania, Gemma Sisia has built a truly remarkable legacy. In 2002, Gemma founded The School of St Jude in her husband's home country of Tanzania, with the goal of empowering local Tanzanians to build a school community unlike any other.

    From humble beginnings—just three students and one volunteer teacher—St Jude's now provides free education to over 1,800 Tanzanian school students and supplies more than 10,000 government school students with volunteer teachers each year.

    Books available to purchase at the event and morning tea provided.

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