Mother Maryam Foundation funded some remodeling of the Kolomiseed Elementary school in 2018 and 2019. This included the building of a new exterior wall with a traditional style Nubian mud brick gate. Mother Maryam Foundation bought the materials and volunteers worked under the supervision of a local builder. Village women cooked meals for the volunteers and painted the wall and gate. The community was so proud of having such a beautiful gate that reflected their heritage that Mother Maryam Foundation supported the building of similar mud brick gates in the two other Elementary schools in Az-Zawrat, the Central and the Northern Schools.
Mother Maryam Foundation and our donors support Kolomiseed Elementary School and assist five other elementary schools in the area. We sent money to help the villagers build Kolomiseed school in 1998 and since contribute to maintain and improve the school and to supplement staff salaries. Over the years, Nile Valley Herbs booths at Austin Farmers’ Markets have raised thousands of dollars for Kolomiseed School. Sent annually, some is given as bonuses – the headmaster gives each administrator, teacher, volunteer teacher’s aide, and janitor an equal amount. The rest funds improvements to buildings and grounds, organized by the teachers. We appreciate donations for the school and its staff.