Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Water bore-hole

More good news a water-bore hole committee has been formed.

During her visit in October 2013 Rev Nicky Teverson, trustee of SEEDS4Tanzania visited the District Water Engineers office to sign in and pick up Mr Mazola the Engineer, who joined her to  visit The District Commissioner and President of Mpwapwa. Both were required to hear the request to install a water bore hole and give their blessing.

She then travelled to Nhyinila where the bore hole is to be situated and met with Pastor Festo, his elders and community who were gathered under the tree by the Chapel.  Four hours were spent hearing introductions, the school building project details and the water engineer empowering the people to take ownership of the water project. As a result a water committee was elected and an allowance towards the survey started. The people one by one pledged an amount of money by offering to sell their chickens and cow and other provisions; by the end of the afternoon they had raised 415,000 TS. The aim is to raise £1000 by January to pay for the survey and then they will have some idea of the cost of the hole.
Photographs were taken of the school buildings and a summary was given to Nick outlining what has been achieved and what still needs to  be done.

Building is progressing - October 2013

Honouring Rev Ulernder ( Rev Yolanda)

The only way is up!
Great news - we are on target with the building progress.  Rev Nicky Teverson visited the villages of Chitemo and Nyhinila and took our latest photographs of the pre-schools. It is now the rainy season and this may halt the building until the end of the rains in April 2014. We had hoped that the roofing structures would be in place before the end of 2013 - we have to wait and see!! Its looking good.
It is looking good!
Still a bit of work to do!

We are proud with the progress!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

The only way is up!!

Great News! The building of the walls is in process at the  Chitemo and Nyhinila pre-schools and should be completed by the end of the month before the rainy season starts. Building will then cease  until the end of  April 2014 when the rainy season comes to an end. 

Pastor Festo is still so happy with his 'PIKIPIKI' (motor-bike) funded by one of our trustees Rev Nicky Teverson.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Various photographs from June 2013 trip

Nyhinila Church
Inside the Church waiting for our arrival
Must have some japate, tea and peanuts before we start
A visit to the pre-school foundation
Bricks are waiting to be fired building of walls will start in August
Hagili a young women from the village is training as a pre-school teacher
Mother's Union prepare to sing and play their drums
When are we going to do something?
Lets have some quiet before we start!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Tanzanian 18 - 19 June - Chitemo Village

What a warm welcome from the children and people of Chitemo village.
Children waiting for us in Chitemo Church
Activity time - lets do 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes'
Time for lunch! Yum,Yum
Rajabu (Wild thing) and Stephen our interpreter.
What shall we do now?
What are they doing?
How about some skipping?
Why are we walking with bean bags on our heads?
Atishoo,atishoo we all fall down!
Hey this ball and bat game is fun - what do I do next?
The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round round and round!
A game of football - that's more like it!
Time for a rest and refreshments
Clothes for the orphan children
A perfect fit for this little chap
Noah's Ark
Lesley told the story of Noah's Ark and then the children helped her make one.
It's time to dance!
Come on Brian - knees up!
What are these visitors doing?

Tanzanian visit June 2013 continued

All Saints Cathedral, Mpwapwa, Sunday service 16 June
Rev Brian McHenry with the Dean Canon Anderson
Presentation of drawing from All Saints, Orpington, Sunday school children to Sunday school teachers at Cathedral
Presentation of brassieres to Mother's Union representative
What a way to end a service - beat those drums!
Youngest member of the congregation - it was a long service!
That is they way to transport bras!
A friendly drink of pop and then its on our way to lunch.