Tuesday, 29 June 2021

June 2021 update

 It has been very disappointing that for the past 18 months SEEDS has not been able to move forward with projects.  Tanzania has been off limits for visits and remains so.  Their dealing with the COVID virus has left much to be desired.  In fact very little has been done to help the people although now the Government are asking for help in securing vaccinations. 

The seasonal rains have been extremely heaving which has destroyed many of the crops.  Without crops the food supply is diminished and the people in the rural areas go hungry.

We have continued to help the Maasai orphans with the benefits of education but sadly with COVID raising funds has become almost impossible.  There have been too many problems in the UK for people to consider help for further afield. 

I continue to pray that there will be a solution and that in time the challenges will be dealt with.

As soon as I have any news I shall update the blog.  

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Our final Sunday service at Chitemo church 13.10.19


Lets start the service with dance and joyful song

There has to be baptisms

Only 13 today!

There is always laughter
Gifts have been presented to Pastor Festo and Rev Mkali


The 5 hour service is over and we wait to greet  the members of the congregation as they leave

Keep singing

Our cheeky children


The end of a beautiful day




A time to Celebrate 10 years together

October 12 2019 - The official handing over of the projects to the people of Chitemo and Nyhinila villages - 
COME ON AND CELEBRATE



The children awaiting our arrival for the celebration


An awning erected to keep us out of the sun

Celebrations must include music, dance and song a member of the GoGo tribe leads the choir

The GoGo women entertain us


Unveiling the plaque on the Chitemo school

Bishop Jacob, Pastor Festo, Rev Canon Yolande, Rebecca and Chris

Presenting some of our school children with achievement certificates

The very young are part of the musical entertainments




The drums are an important instrument when creating music

And he has his whistle!

Presenting the handover certificates to Bishop Jacob Chimeledya

Teachers present me with a gift of material for a skirt

Trevor is presented with his robe!

Chris is presented with a Maasai robe and staff

Now it is Rebecca's turn

More song and dance

Our five teachers, Ruthu, Elizabeth, Mika, Hagali, & Selina

No it is not the Bishops turn to sing - he is addressing the people about the future 

Some final words


Bishop Jacob presents me with a certificate of appreciation


A child of the future

May the people of Chitemo and Nyhinila villages continue to work together for the future of their children.

ASANTE SANA

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Random photographs October 2019

Preparation of food
Boys from Compassion International presented with full football kit
Its raining what a suprise!
A clean classroom to welcome the children
Can I go to school?
The children that capture our hearts

Some of our school children



Who needs a shopping bag?

Help to sponsor a Maasai orphan child


Rev Baraka,Maasai Anglican priest who leads the work with orphans.
his wife Ester and son Matthew
James Maasai leader presents Chris with a goat a great honour 

Presenting us with Maasai robes and bead work

Maasai home
Head Maasai woman
Maasai  
A beautiful Maasai child












Maasai elders

SEEDS is hoping to continue to work with the Maasai people to enable them to have the funds to send the orphan children to school.  The people are very poor and live in a very challenging area with no water bore-holes only what the river provides when there is water.  When the river dries they have to dig down 40 feet or more to find water that is unclean and often leads to water related diseases.  We have given some water filters to help with this problem.  There is often great hunger  because of lack of crops  and SEEDS have donated funds to buy grain.  We hope that we can find sponsorship for the children to enable them to attend school and through education have hope for the future.  The people are working hard to help themselves but need a helping hand until their situation improves.

























































Wednesday, 27 November 2019

October 2019 cont (2)

Classroom newly painted

Sunday service at The Good Shepherd church Mpwapwa - 21 baptisms not all were amused!




The children presented us with flower pots for the garden