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Page Updated February 2011 with information about the new kitchen
The aim of the project is to build a canteen which can be used by the school children. It will provide shelter from the burning sun in summer and the cold and rain in winter. It will provide the community with another building which can be put to good use at other times.
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A brief History of the project in Nkwawangya
The group I worked with were students and young professionals and over the five weeks we were there finishing the third phase of the Education Centre, we became extremely close to the people in the community. On our return to the UK, we've stayed in touch with leaders and children (children we even taught in the classrooms on some days of our stay there). A few of us wanted to carry on raising money in order for the school and Community to continue to develop. After months of searching for a Charity that could help us to get funds over to the school in a legal and organised way, a great friend I met on project, Kat, found Aid2Africa who, once we'd asked, offered to help us in exactly the way we hoped! A Charity with exactly the same desires: to improve educational facilities and the general well-being and educational environment of children in Africa
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Nkwawangya is based in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, it is stunning, a place full of banana trees and plenty of beautiful surrounding villages, also a place where sadly there is poverty and lack of money to develop the village. It's a very warm and friendly place, smiling faces of people in the community line the roads whilst people chop the bananas off the trees and the closeness of the community means everyone works together to improve the actual growth of the village's school and community facilities along with the help from Charities.
the NEW kitchen
After two years of organising and fundraising, we are now at the stage where a Kitchen for Nkwawangya Primary School has begun to be built. Originally we had hoped to raise enough money to build a canteen however, we realised it would take a lot longer to raise the whole amount than we originally anticipated, so although the canteen is still something we could possibly raise enough money for in the future, we decided the kitchen the school needs could be built now with the money we have raised so far. Basically, we will continue to raise money to help with developments long term. We came into contact with another Charity called Coco who have also worked in Nkwawangya and have agreed and are now currently able, to oversee the kitchen project which, is brilliant and we are so thankful to both Charities. The money we raised is now in Africa being used to build the kitchen, Aid2Africa transferred the money raised (over £1700) to Coco at the end of 2010 and by liaising with the headmistress in Nkwawangya, Madam Urassa and Edgar Urassa, who have provided us with valuations and timescales, the kitchen the school and community needs, will be finished very soon. All those who have contributed to fundraising and Aid2Africa and Coco, who we are delighted to be working in conjunction with, are thrilled to start making a difference to the community we love so much back in Africa!
Please visit our donation page on the Charities Trust website and make a donation if you wish Click to make an online donation and see what is being done to raise money for the Tanzania project or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information from us.
Thank you so much for all of your donations past, present and future. The donation page will remain open until August 2011 as we are raising money for kitchen equipment and Community building equipment.
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Peter, Edwina, Roger and Janine
Welcome to Amelia Robinson who as made contact with us. She was one of the group working on the original project in Nkwawangya and wants to be involved again, with us, on this latest development. May 2009.