The author describes a service of welcome, which the Sunday eucharist and service of confirmation, attended by a Canadian Anglican delegation which included Maureen Lawrence, president of the PWRDF board, Bishop David Irving (Bishop of Saskatchewan) and PWRDF staffers Zaida Bastos, Suzanne Rumsey and Jennifer Brown, as well as over 500 worshippers. "Masasi has long-standing ties with the Anglican Church of Canada, including a formal partner relationship with the diocese of Montreal" (p. 10). "In recent years, the emphasis has been on preventive health care and food security. .... Known locally as CHIP (Community Health Improvement Program), the project has received $3.2 million from PWRDF and Canadian International Development Assistance (CIDA)" (p. 10). "PWRDF reached a five-year funding agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development totalling $17.69 million for its All Mothers and Children Count (AMCC) program, aimed at improving maternal, newborn and child health in 350 villages across Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda and Tanzania. Of that money, $5 million is earmarked for development projects in Masasi diocese" (p. 10). The AMCC project runs until 2020 and targets 72 villages" (p. 10). "In introductory remarks made earlier to the delegation, Bishop Almasi spoke warmly of PWRDF's efforts" (p. 10).
"In May [12-20 May 2017], staff writer André Forget travelled to Tanzania with a delegation from the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund to visit projects supported by the Anglican Church of Canada. He filed these stories and photos, the first of a three-part series".