May 6, 2017 STEMM volunteers were the first rescuers on the scene of a horrific school bus crash in Tanzania, Africa that left 33 7th grade students dead. Through Gods providence and the generosity of Samaritans Purse we were able to life flight the children from Tanzania to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City. After multiple intense surgeries to fix their cumulative 26 fractures the children recovered here for 3 months. So many Siouxlanders gave generously we can't even begin to name them! STEMM returned the children to Tanzania where they have been going to secondary school and adjusting to life back home. We are thrilled to announce that they will be coming back to Sioux City for medical check ups now after a year has passed. Please keep them in your prayers and plan to join us at one of our many events to let all the people who touched their lives and were touched by them see their miraculous recovery!
Living legend Dr. Jane Goodall visited STEMM’s campus and orphanage in Mbuguni to speak with over 500 local primary and secondary students about ecological awareness. We are also excited to be partnering with Dr. Jane’s Roots and Shoots program in 7 local schools to fight the battle against deforestation in the area.