Welcome to Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation

We are really pleased to welcome Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation, a newly registered charity we have seen grown over the last 2 years. Indeed Genevieve, its founder, has been an active participant at our meets and an enthusiastic contributor and learner. It's always a real pleasure to see young people getting involved in charity work, an activity often seen as the remit of those who have retired and have time on their hands. In fact, we have a lot of young people amongst us. We wish Genevieve lots of luck developing her charity and admire her persistence and hard work supporting Martha and her … [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...]