Sarunds, along with other European chocolate confectionery specialists, has been sponsoring the building of new schools in rural African villages in areas where cocoa is grown. Recently there were ceremonies in three villages in to hand over the completed school buildings to the local authorities. At Kabanga in Tanzania, four of the six new buildings were sponsored directly by Sarunds. The District Commissioner for the area as the representative of the national government attended the handover ceremony and in addition to expressing gratitude to the sponsors emphasized the vital importance for the future of their country of ensuring that all children have access to good education. The local population was most enthusiastic and provided dancing and other presentations to entertain those representatives of the sponsors who were present.