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...]

Books, Books, Books for Tanzania

Livingstone Tanzania Trust need your help to buy 7763 books so that 1109 students in 2 primary schools in Tanzania may have one text book per subject. Education is not the answer to poverty but it is the best tool to fight it. £10.00 + Gift Aid will help us buy 4 books. Rudimentary resources are preventing children from receiving a good enough education to fight poverty by themselves, for themselves. A book has the power to start changing this. … [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...]