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                                   Books arrived at Rangwe Primary School!

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After nearly a year long journey, we are happy to share that the books arrived at Rangwe primary school. The kids were very excited and showed their brightest smiles while checking the boxes. The teacher-librarian Jacktone Ouko provided feedback that the books are so good, and the children love them so much. Thank you for all your support!

“You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.”

- Vince Gowmon


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Update – African Library Project



The books have arrived!
Thanks to everyone's generosity, all of the books you have donated finally made it and arrived safely in the port of Mombasa, Kenya.  The books were unloaded and are currently being distributed from an intermediate marshalling location at Rongo University before distribution to the 4 primary schools at Toloso, Matulo, Ragnwe and Shekinah which are located in Western Kenya near Lake Victoria.
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Mombasa, Kenya





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New Jersey 2019 Anchor Benefit


NJ homeowners and renters are getting paid! $1,500 in property tax rebates available to homeowners and $450 for renters, according to assembly speaker Craig J. Coughlin, allowing for tax relief for two million households. He encouraged those eligible to apply.


  • Homeowners with incomes up to $150,000 will receive $1,500 and those with incomes up to $250,000 will receive $1,000
  • Renters with incomes up to $150,000 will receive $450
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    Eligible homeowners can apply online, by phone, or via paper application, which can be downloaded online and returned by mail. Renters can apply online, or download the application from the Taxation website and return by mail. There is no phone option for tenants at this time. The deadline for filing is December 30, 2022.

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    African Library Project

    help build a library in africa

    Fourte International founders Michael and Mary Fourte are collecting books to create a library in Kenya

    social responsibility

    We believe that social responsibility is an ethical framework in which corporations are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty and taking actions that will benefit society as a whole. We believe that companies are not only responsible for making profits but also to protect the interests of the community and society as a whole. We believe that global literacy helps strengthen a global economy.

    COLLECTED: 2700
    Goal: 3000

    join us to Help African Children learn to read

    African literacy as a continent is only 66.8%, and we know that the road to literacy starts with elementary school.

    Help us by donating SOFT cover gently used books between the Kindergarten and 8th Grade Reading levels.  

    NO books about politics, religion, holidays or country specific history.  A biography about "Barack Obama" or "George Bush" is maybe ok, but not a book about "U.S. Presidents."

    how to help

    Drop Off Locations

    • New Jersey Drop Off Locations:
    • Fourte International Real Estate 212 Pompton Avenue, Verona NJ 07044

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      Other Ways to Contribute:

    Purchase Books
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    Navy Selects, Senate Confirms and President Approves Fourte International’s CEO for promotion to Navy Captain

    (Verona, NJ) Fourte International congratulates it’s CEO Michael Fourte, JD, MBA, a reserve Naval Officer with 23 years of active and reserve service both domestic and abroad. On June 30th, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden approved the Navy’s selection of Commander Michael Fourte for promotion. Cmdr Michael Fourte’s nomination was reported to the Senate by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where Cmdr Fourte along with other nominees was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on July 29th, 2021 for promotion to the rank of Navy Captain (O-6). Congratulations!!! PN861, 117th Congress (2021-2022) | | Library of Congress. Available electronically at: Commander Fourte will be promoted to Captain Fourte in April 2022.

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    Cmdr. Michael Fourte, JD, MBA

    Commanding Officer of NR Commander Pacific Fleet Maritime Operations Center Detachment 303 in San Antonio, TX

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    SAVE THE DATE: Salesperson Course Scheduled for this FALL



    Fourte International Real Estate is offering a 75-hour salesperson course this fall, every Monday and Wednesday from 5:00pm-10:00pm. Come learn from experienced real estate broker and attorney, Michael Fourte in preparation for the state exam. 

    For details, please visit our site

    Prerequisites: To obtain a real estate salespersons license in New Jersey you are required to be at least 18 years of age, have a high school education or equivalent, successfully complete the 75 hours of instruction at a school approved by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission, pass a state examination, furnish evidence of good moral character and be sponsored for licensure by a New Jersey broker. A salesperson candidate must be a legal resident of the United States, but does not have to be a citizen. 

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    Mark your calendars!  It's time for a change.

    2020 was a turbulent year.  But there's good news.  Our first virtual course is tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2021. Make a New Year's resolution to take the 75 hour salesperson course and earn your real estate license now.  You are just a few short months away from a career that will continue to thrive amidst the pandemic.