DO GOODER: Dwight Howard Hits Tanzania...With $80K For Schools
Instead of spending his time suing his baby mama, The Orlando Magic's power forward Dwight Howard has been putting his time to better use via his D12 foundation to make an impact on the educational opportunities for children in Tanzania. Get the deets on his good deeds inside.......
This past week, Dwight Howard joined executives from his D12 Foundation on a trip to the United Republic of Tanzania where he visited the Kipok Secondary School in the Monduli region and the Lunguya Secondary School in Shinyanga. While there, Dwight donated more than $80K to their educational efforts.
Dwight's donation will be used to build dormitories on the grounds of each school so that the young girls are safe from danger and are provided three meals a day.
Asked about his donation, Dwight said,
"Our donation is just a start for the future of the youth in Tanzania. If we can protect them while they obtain an education, we protect their future and the future of Tanzania."
Dwight also visited the International School of Tanganyika 'ss Secondary School Campus in Dar es Salaam. While there, he taught basketball skills and delivered a motivational message to the students. Sweet!
It's great to see Dwight doing big things around the world with his resources. It's amazing that over the past year, he also found time to help rebuild houses in Alabama after the 2011 tornadoes and to serve as a Celebrity Ambassador for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Start Something Campaign.
Keep up the good work Dwight!