We are hoping that through education the children will develop skills that will benefit them and empower them to move on in their lives, their communities and their country.
Saturday, 1 February 2014
1.Foundations and walls are for the
pre-schools in Chitemo an Nyhinila villages are now completed
have funded the following:
a)Transportation of stones and bricks to the
b)Cement for the foundations and the building of
c)Fees for building technicians – the schools
have to be built to Government regulations
d)6000 extra bricks due to many
beingwashed away during the rains
All labouring has been undertaken by the villagers
– collecting stones for foundation, making of bricks, collecting of sand. I am
delighted that the villagers have taken ownership of the project and have made
every effort to keep to the agreed time scale for the building programme. The
Project and Building Committee are most enthusiastic in their role.
2.A young mother from Nyhinila village
has completed her one year pre-school teacher training course in Dodoma and
graduated at the end of 2013. She is now working as a pre-school teacher in
Nyhinila and being paid a small salary by the community.
funded her course fees, books and living expenses. Funds have been sent to her
as a gift on completing her training.
3.During our last visit in June 2013
‘SEEDS’ funded the purchase of 300 mosquito nets to be distributed amongst the
most vulnerable children aged 5 and under in Chitemo and Nyhinila. It is hoped
to purchase more nets during the October 2014 visit.
1.Funds have been transferred for
a)Materials to complete the roofing
for both pre-schools
b)Fees for the roofing technician
c)Transportation of roofing materials
d)Building technicians labour fees
a)Pre-school training course in Dodoma, books
and living expenses for a young woman from Chitemo village. She will commence
the course the first week of February 2014.
b)‘SEEDS’ have donated funds towards
the bore-hole project for the village of Chitemo – (Project lead by Rev Nicky
is hoped that once the two schools are completed with toilet facilities and
equipment ‘SEEDS’ if funds permit, will supply the villages with animals to
breed and sell at market to generate funds to pay the salaries of the
pre-school teachers. It is important that the villages become independent. In June 2013 a visit was made to the Principal
of the National Livestock Research Institute in Mpwapwa who has agreed in
theory to supply quality animals (a bull, cows, goats, pigs and chickens) for
this project.The Institute has an
international reputation for research work into animal breeding, nutrition,
pasture management and utilization.They
will also give veterinary and animal husbandry training which will be a great
value to the villages.
a)Three Scout groups will be visiting
Mpwapwa Diocese 21 - 31July 2014.Itinerary attached. The Scouts have a substantial luggage allowance and
will be taking out items for ‘SEEDS’ to be distributed between the two
villages. The Scouts will spend time with the children of Chitemo and Nyhinila introducing various activities.
b)‘SEEDS’ visit 8 – 22 October 2014.
Rev Canon Yolande will be accompanied by her daughter Rebecca (‘SEEDS’
secretary/administrator), Jacqui Weale (SEEDS trustee) and Mrs & Mrs Mcann
member of St Martin of Tours, Chelsfield (supporters of SEEDS). It will be a
first visit for the four team members to Tanzania.The itinerary is still to be completed but
the majority of the visit will be spent in Chitemo and Nyhinila villages. Rev
Canon Yolande has also been invited to preach at a Sunday service at St
Michaels, Kongwe where she visits annually.It would be wonderful if this year a relationship could be established between St Michael's Kongwe and a community in Rochester Diocese or somewhere else in the UK.
Kongwe is a well established village and an easy venue to access.
It is hoped that the pre-school project will
be completed by the end of 2014 .