New partner school

In July 2015, Porridge and Rice partnered with Heri Junior School in Mithonge within the Nairobi slums and started the roll out of its Feeding and Nutrition Program. Heri Junior is the 4th Porridge and Rice partner school since the charity was founded in February 2014 when it launched a Feeding program for the 250 pupils of Excel Emmanuel School. Today, Porridge and Rice has six programs that support around 2000 pupils. … [Read more...]

New text books

Year 8 children supported by Porridge and Rice received a nice surprise when school at the beginning of term 4 May 2015. After years of relying on their teacher dictating notes, they now have brand new science text books. The books will make learning more enjoyable and a lot easier with quick access to information. Hopefully, the funds will soon be available for new Maths books … [Read more...]

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...]

the kanga project newsletter

Our December newsletter and annual report are now available. The newsletter is packed with updates on past projects and what we have in store for the year ahead. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

Harambee Schools Kenya

We warmly welcome our latest member, Harambee Schools Kenya. HSK works with rural Kenyan communities to improve educational standards and opportunities by funding and managing construction projects and providing educational materials for primary and secondary schools in the area around Gilgil, in the Rift Valley. … [Read more...]

Mustard Seed Project

We warmly welcome our latest member, Mustard Seed Project, another tiny charity making an impact in a community in need of a hand up. … [Read more...]