FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2023
Tanya S. James Foundation Announces Plans to Build a School in West Africa
in Partnership with ProSeed Foundation
The project will impact more than 300 children in the Ivory Coast’s Kapakoko Village
[Charlotte, NC] — On January 13, 2023, The Tanya S. James Foundation and ProSeed Foundation announced that they will be joining forces this year for a life-changing international endeavor – building a school in the Kapakoko Village of the Divo, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) in West Africa.
Philanthropist Tanya S. James has a reputable history of successful humanitarian efforts. For nearly twenty years, prior to her foundation being established in 2022, James has created a lasting impact amongst individuals, communities, and organizations. Some of her most notable projects include establishing a college scholarship, assisting with medical bills, adopting classrooms, funding mission trips, donating to study-abroad ventures, refurnishing homes damaged by natural disasters, and more. She intends on making an even bigger impact through the Tanya S. James Foundation, starting with the launch of this school.
“Growing up, my family didn’t have much financially. What we lacked in that area, we made up for in love and service to others,” says James. “Giving back has been my life’s mission.”
The project’s groundbreaking took place on January 13th, 2023 – a significant date for James, who is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. With January 13th being Delta Sigma Theta’s Founders Day, this date has now reached a new height of importance to her.
“As a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., it was a beautiful surprise to learn that the groundbreaking would take place on our Founders Day. Our sorority was built on service, and I can’t think of a greater way to honor our 22 founders and their legacy,” says James.
The ProSeed Foundation will lead the construction process, making this the non-profit’s sixth school-building project. Since the West African government assigns teachers to each school as they become available, the school will start with a limited number of classrooms. It will begin as a three-classroom facility and will ultimately expand to six classrooms.
Upon its opening, the school will host more than three hundred children. The foundations will also leverage local contractors to help fulfill the project, benefitting not only the village’s children but its economy.
“Partnering with the ProSeed Foundation to build a school in West Africa is truly a dream come true,” says James. “For years, I’ve impacted my local and national community through service, but I’m ecstatic to take my efforts international!”
About Tanya S. James
Tanya S. James is a devoted wife, mother, philanthropist and entrepreneur committed to being the example that personal and professional success can coexist. She is the Founder of Tanya S. James Foundation & KJ’s Hope Foundation and CEO of TJ Entertainment Group. Tanya earned a dual degree in Public Relations and Print Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University and her Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, concentration in Public Relations, from the University of Georgia. Additionally, she is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and The Recording Academy.
About Tanya S. James Foundation
The Tanya S. James Foundation (TSJF) was established in 2022 as the extension of its founder to continue the work she has been doing independently for nearly twenty years. The heart of TSJF extends to the needs of local communities, national initiatives, and international collaborations. The purpose is to directly impact several areas that need solutions. There’s no particular identity to whom TSJF will help. There are innumerable opportunities to serve and TSFJ is honored to step in when the call is made.
About the ProSeed Foundation
ProSeed is a Christian non-profit organization based in Hahnville, Louisiana with a mission to build and renovate schools in developing countries, promote S.T.E.M Education and Careers by hosting S.T.E.M events in the USA, and reward academic excellence through scholarships to students worldwide. ProSeed’s vision is to empower and shape the leaders of the next generation to reach their full potential. The foundation is committed to giving hope through education by Building Schools in remote Villages in West Africa, awarding academic excellence, and promoting S.T.E.M. Education.