Help Fight Apartheid: Support South African Refugees Students Studying in Tanzania

by Africa Resource Center
Oakland, California, United States
Undated, 1987?
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Tanzania
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Fundraising mailing for the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO), located in Tanzania, to add music and audio departments to the library. In the fall of 1986, two women working closely with the Africa Resource Center visited several Southern Africa countries and witnessed both some of the disastrous effects of South Africa's policy in the region and also the response to the needs of the many South African and Namibian refugees. SOMAFCO provides free comprehensive education, with an emphasis on science and technology to about 3,000 South Africa students. SOMAFO students, with the approval of the administration, asked for this expansion of their library. The mailing mentions the African National Congress (ANC), the Tanzanian government, land, a nursery, primary and secondary school, carpentry, farming, tailoring, shoemaking, photography, the 1976 Soweto uprising, music (jazz, classical, African), and food and material needs of the school.

Used by permission of Milton Clarke and Walter Turner, former members of the Africa Resource Center.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers