St. Francis of Assisi School Project

Our Project
To support the building St Franscis School for Junior and Higher grades and a 'Hotel, Catering and Tourist Management School in Massaw

After a long and drawn out struggle for independence Eritrea is now winning the struggle to rebuild from the ashes of the long drawn out and destructive war.

Massawa, a natural port in the Red Sea and once known as 'The pearl of the Red Sea' is blessed with unique architecture, clear unpolluted seas and above all long miles of golden sand. Massawa can rise to the challenge of any competitors along the Red Sea.

Project of the Hotel and Catering School at Massaw

The Hotel Industry is fast being expanded and new Hotels and Resorts meeting International standards are built and developed all the time.

This industry will expand and will be a great contributor to the future economy of the country. Father Protassio Delfini, a Fransciscan Monk of the Catholic Church in Massawa has had this vision and after a long and many times uphill struggle has founded the 'Medium-High and Professional School for the Hotel Industry' in Massawa. On the 31st October, 2005 the first foundation stone was laid in the presence of all the High Authorities of the land the Regional Governor, the Mayor of the city and other important personalities.

Meanwhile lessons are progressing well in the crowded rooms available at present (60-65 pupils per classroom). Hard work and committment from both students and teachers is paying off. Out of the 76 pupils who sat their High School exams all 76 have passed in 2006. Father Protasio informs us that in all there are 341 students, (144 are in 6th Grade, 97 in 7th Grade 100 in 8th Grade).A great source of hope for the future of this lovely country and a well deserving cause to ensure their full success in life.

A grateful thanks to all of you who would like to help with your contribution. We hope that you will follow the progress of this ' Our Project' which we shall make every endeavour to update and hope that you will share with us the joy and love and that you will help us reach the completion of this school.

Every little helps. Please make your contribution however small either by Bank Transfer to:- - MYBAOBAB - Account No 51602098 Sort Code 40-05-01 For:-'THE SCHOOL AT MASSAWA' or, through the PAYPAL PAYMENT FACILITY attached in this page, which will enable you to make a secure and safe online DONATION. Please remember to state in your payment instruction, 'FOR THE SCHOOL AT MASSAWA'.