Recognised by Westminster Abbey…..

The Livingstone Tanzania Trust's work with community education in Babati has been recognised by Westminster Abbey who are going to make us beneficiaries of their Sunday collection on Sunday 11th October 2015. We are thrilled to receive this recognition and urge you if you are in London to attend. … [Read more...]

Enterprise and Education

In October Julian, from the Livingstone Tanzania Trust, attended a conference in Uganda, hosted by Teach a Man to Fish and paid for by them as part of our Award for Best Entrepreneur in Education Programme in Tanzania and 2nd best in Africa. The conference focused on how secondary schools can improve their self-sufficiency by adopting a more entrepreneurial approach. Schools from around the world explained how they were able to generate funds while improving the education of their students. This has given us a lot to think about to see if their models made can be applied to primary … [Read more...]

Solar Lanterns for Students Appeal

The majority of the students in the schools were we work live in homes with no electricity which by itself that is not a problem, but in addition all will have domestic chores to do when they get home from school. Once the chores are done the children need to settle down and do their homework, but usually it is already dark. In Grade 7, aged just 14, students sit their National Exams that determine whether their education can continue or finish. It is possibly the first stage where a young person can start on the path to escape poverty or be left behind to continue to live a life of … [Read more...]

Growth of Babati

Babati is enduing rapid growth as it wrestles with new prominence as the designated administrative capital of the Manyara Region. Change is being trust on the area and with the growth demand is stimulated and prices rise. It is against this backdrop that our efforts to lessen hardship become ever more urgent, but we are struck by the way the people are responding. Self help has always been our mantra and it appears that the vast majority of people we come into contact with in the outlaying rural communities thrive with a little help. We have a very defined approach which deals with everyday … [Read more...]

Progress from the Livingstone Tanzania Trust

The Livingstone Tanzania Trust has put the latest Newsletter on line. It  details the progress made  with the new kindergarten, the reading competition, water projects, the school farm, pigs against poverty, clean hands saves lives and how we are now working hand in hand with the Girl Guides. … [Read more...]

Fuel efficient stoves are part of the solution

Approximately 3 billion people (1/2 the planet) are reliant on cooking their food over open fires. The problems associated with this have been well documented in the past and include pollution from soot which leads to respiratory problems; the release of carbon into the atmosphere adding to the problem of global warming; as well as deforestation and the environmental impact that represents. An article in The Daily Telegraph (7.5.11) tells us that many development agencies have for a long time being urging open fire users to use cleaner stoves and have offered designs to assist them. A … [Read more...]

New Kindergarten

The kindergarten at the Sinai Primary School near Babati in Northern Tanzania was housed in classroom Number 1. It was the first classroom to be built at the school without lintel because it was only intended to support the weight of a thatched roof. When a corrugated sheet roof replaced the thatch, the weight caused the walls to crack. The small overhang of the roof caused the rainwater runoff to fall too close to the building’s foundations which then started to erode. But with nowhere else to go, the teachers and students had no choice but to ignore the pending doom. Rebuilding the … [Read more...]

Cycling to Paris for charity

Simon Page has kindly agreed to put his body through hell for the Livingstone Tanzania Trust. He is spending months training for what will be a massive challenge. To cycle from London to Paris in just 24 hours. Most challenges like this take 3 days but simon wants to make it harder and more worthy of a donation. Call him crazy, call him what you like but he is going the extra mile to help us buy books for primary schools in Babati, northern Tanzania and we need and would love your support. Please click HERE to go through to his fund raising page. THANK YOU   … [Read more...]

Klimbing Kilimanjaro

Dear Friends, Julie Baldwin, a teacher in Nailsea Bristol, has spent the last 14 months getting fit for her challenge of a life time. She sets off in October 2010 to climb Kilimanjaro so that her sister school in Babati Tanzania can have a another classroom. As a community secondary school the school are dependant on the community to provide the classrooms, but the community are mostly subsistence farmers who are struggling to look after themselves and their family. By helping Julie, you are helping the young people at this Secondary school get the education they need to fight … [Read more...]

Running for Books

Dear Friends Clive Shiret, one of our Trustees (53 years old) is running in the Berlin marathon  on the 26th September 2010. He is running to raise money for a primary school whose lack of books is frightening. How can a young person get an education without text books? Sharing one book between 8 or 9 students is not getting an education. By sponsoring Clive and reaching our target of £4000 we can buy enough books to reduce that ration to 1 book per 3 students. whilst not perfect, it is so much better than what they do today. Every penny of your donation will go towards buying the … [Read more...]

Progress in Tanzania

The Livingstone Tanzania  Trust has just produced its 10th Newsletter highlighting progress made over the summer months. Check out the new library, the pig projects, our efforts to save the forest, electric free fridges and even a solar pasteurisation roof.  Newsletter 10 We hope you enjoy it and give us feedback and help. … [Read more...]

Ujamaa Revival – The Livingstone Tanzania Trust’s model school in Tanzania.

Much has been written about Julius Nyerere’s socialist experiment in Tanzania, an experiment that ended with the country being held back in development terms, whilst at the same time unifying the country to make it the stable country it has become. But when we look at what he wanted to achieve do we call it socialism or to use a Clegg phrase “fairness”? Nyerere’s aim was to have equal rights, equal opportunities, a place where neighbours can live in peace without suffering or imposing injustice, being exploited or exploiting, where everyone has the basic level of material welfare before … [Read more...]