In 2012 the Foundation focus shifted to Arusha, Tanzania. Our Master Gem Cutter friend, Roger Dery, located a small independent vocational school run by Mr. Peter Salla, who had begun the program a decade earlier. With his frequent travel to the area, Roger is able to bridge close ties between the Devon Foundation and the Arusha Gemological and Jewelry School. We are proud to say we have sponsored two female students in 2012 who finished the lapidary program with honors.
Plans are being formulated for the expansion of this school.