Clearwater Law Firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett Recognizes Ten-Year Anniversary of Tanzania’s Tumaini Junior School in Karatu, Tanzania

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Attorneys proud to sponsor a child at a school boasting a high rate of graduation success

Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney

Edward D. Carlson

Community commitment has been key to our firm’s success for the past 40 years,

The law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett congratulates Tumaini Junior School and the Tanzania Education Corporation on the occasion of the school’s ten-year anniversary. The firm is a proud supporter of Tumaini’s scholarship program.

Tumaini (Swahili for “hope”) is a private, non-profit school serving more than 700 students in Tanzania. The curriculum is taught entirely in English. Tanzania Education Corporation provides financial support for Tumaini.

Tumaini serves as a model for elementary education in Tanzania. In ten short years, Tumaini has demonstrated significant success. In 2013, Tumaini placed first out of 90 schools in the Karatu District and 40th out of 15,650 schools in the entire nation based on the national exam taken by all primary standard 7 students. In addition, 100% of Tumaini’s graduates have placed in the top 10% of all graduating students nationwide based on the national exam. Over 90% of Tumaini’s graduates are enrolled in secondary schools where they continue to perform at a high level.

During Tumaini’s recent ten-year anniversary celebration and class reunion, school founder Modest Bayo and the Tanzania Education Corporation announced their commitment to ensuring that every graduate of Tumaini School with a demonstrated financial need is provided financial aid to attend a government secondary school. More than 80 of the school’s graduates were in attendance to hear the momentous announcement, along with parents, local officials, and Tumaini's current students. The support of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett and other contributors makes these enhanced opportunities possible.

“Community commitment has been key to our firm’s success for the past 40 years,” said firm co-founder Ed Carlson. “By helping to educate the students at Tumaini, we are providing hope for a brighter future and creating a new generation of leaders who will hopefully understand the importance of giving back.”

For more information on Tumaini, or to make a tax-deductible donation, consult the Tanzania Education Corporation’s website at

About Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett , P.A.
The law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett P.A. was founded in 1971 by attorneys Ed Carlson and Paul Meissner. For more than four decades, they have been committed to protecting the injured and defending the accused. Their attorneys have established a solid reputation of case success throughout Florida, providing strong legal representation, easy accessibility and a high level of dependability. A client-centered approach ensures that clients know what is happening as their case progresses, and understand their options every step of the way. With a focus on personal injury, they help victims of auto accidents, slip and falls and wrongful death accidents. The firm is well-known for their innovative criminal defense and DUI work, defending both local and high-profile clients. Attorney and Partner Kevin Hayslett is widely recognized as The Attorney to the Stars, providing strong legal representation for notable celebrities and dignitaries throughout Florida. The firm also handles social security disability, workers compensation, divorce, family law and immigration cases. They offer free initial consultations and have five convenient Tampa Bay Area locations. Attorneys are available 24/7 for emergencies. Count on the legal team of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. to be there, fighting for you, protecting your rights. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 877-728-9653 or visit their website at

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