Medical outreach aids 1900 Tanzanian students

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY: Euroa resident Julie-Anne Bush pictured doing a height and weight check during her recent visit to The School of St Jude in Tanzania. She said the school provided an amazing opportunity to children who have enormous academic potential but who come from severe poverty. PHOTO: Supplied by Julie-Anne Bush

EUROA resident Julie-Anne Bush travelled to Africa in March to be a part of a medical check team in a Tanzanian charity school.

Founded in 2002 by Australian Gemma Sisia, The School of St Jude is a free, high-quality charity school in East Africa.

It was built entirely through word of mouth and donations from around the world, with the majority of funding coming from generous Australians.

For the past six years a group of medical and health professionals and helpers have travelled to the school to perform an intensive two week medical check up on the 1900 students.

Ms Bush helped in the background doing data entry and administration support.

She said she was made aware of the program after visiting the school as part of a cultural tour in 2012.

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