Provide a Computer Center to Jambiani Center

by The African Impact Foundation
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Provide a Computer Center to Jambiani Center
Provide a Computer Center to Jambiani Center
Provide a Computer Center to Jambiani Center
Provide a Computer Center to Jambiani Center
Provide a Computer Center to Jambiani Center
Provide a Computer Center to Jambiani Center
Provide a Computer Center to Jambiani Center

Dear Impact Fam,

Like everywhere, it has been a very challenging time in Southern and Eastern Africa. However, it’s because of the generosity of our donors that we have been able to quickly adjust our plans and continue supporting our communities and teams. Thank you for showing us that it’s possible to make impact from anywhere in the world. We are so for your undying support, whether near or far.

This fight is long from over - daily COVID-19 cases across the continent are still rising, but we hope with you by our side that we will be able to make it through anything that comes our way. To continue helping our communities and teams, please make a donation here

In the past 5 months, we have:

  • Started the construction of 3 new primary school classrooms in Zambia
  • Employed local tailors and our Women’s Group to make 850 masks for students, families, and shop owners in Tanzania and Zambia
  • Set up 20 hand-washing stations at schools and in communities in Zambia and Tanzania
  • Provided 155 disinfectant packages to community members in South Africa and Tanzania
  • Spent three months buying produce from our Farmers of the Future participants and donating it to a local food parcel initiative in South Africa
  • Donated books and school supplies to students trying to learn from home in South Africa
  • Provided food parcels to 25 members of our partner organizations in South Africa
  • Supported the nutrition program at the Langoni Old People’s Home in Tanzania by supplying weekly fruit 
  • Held COVID-19 training and awareness workshops to community and family leaders in Tanzania
  • Set up a solar hydroponics farming system to prepare for the return of our Farmers of the Future program in South Africa
  • Distributed 160 bags of mealie meal (maize) to our Sponsor a Child students and their families
  • Supported nursery schools in Tanzania with three months’ worth of porridge for their breakfast program

THANK YOU, a million times over!

Ps – Have you read our 2019 Annual Report yet? The stories in this little book of impact remind us that there is so much to fight for beyond this pandemic. Check it out here!

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To Our African Impact Foundation Family,

I hope this message finds you healthy and happy. It is difficult to stay positive during these tough times, however I myself have gotten through this time by thinking about the incredible impact you have all made and will continue to make on the people and environment across the African continent.

For a lot of the communities we work with, there is unfortunately a lack of awareness around how contagious and serious the virus is, and everyone's susceptibility to it. A lot of lost jobs is leading to an increase in food insecurity, and little access to healthcare is concerning for many.

African Impact has had to go into a temporary hibernation due to travel bans, however the Foundation is committed to staying present in the communities by continuing critical activities and providing COVID-19 support - handing out disinfectant packages, setting up hand washing stations, continuing nutrition programs, translating information posters into local languages, and keeping in touch with beneficiaries via telephone where possible.

To better support organizations, GlobalGiving has recently modified their Terms and Conditions to allow us to use any unspent donations from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 on our most urgent needs during this difficult time. With a shift in priorities and situation, we hope to use the money raised to re-hire staff on the ground to carry out critical activities under the Foundation while African Impact is in hibernation.

Your support means so much to us and we look forward to continuing this journey with you. To say thank you, we wrote a little song for you: Watch the video here!

Kind regards,

Sarah Nielsen
African Impact Foundation
Impact Manager

PS – We’ve created a Foundation Facebook Group to stay connected, spread positivity, and share project updates. Come join the fun!

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Thank you to everyone who has supported the Jambiani Center in Zanzibar! 

Adam was a student in our adult literacy classes. When he joined us, he was too shy to speak in class and it took 3 attempts to pass his exam in the Beginners Class. He never gave up though! Through a hard work ethic and an impressive attendance record over the past two years, Adam graduated with a job offer! A local hotel offered Adam a job as a tour guide because of his exceptional English skills.

We recently received the news that he isn't just working for one hotel now, but for five! Including some of the island's swankiest hotels! We are so proud of him!  

Adam is no longer the shy student that he was in our Beginners Class – in fact, now it’s hard to get a word in edgeways when talking to him! He is an inspiring example of how determination and hard work can produce incredible results when you have the right support and resources. 

This project would not be possible without you, and with the addition of a computer centre we will be able to give people in Zanzibar an even greater chance at gaining employment and breaking out of poverty. 

Donate today and give individuals like Adam a brighter future! 

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A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported the Jambiani Center in Zanzibar, Tanzania! 

In September over 70 students from our adult English classes had around round of final exams, and the results were incredible! 30 students passed their exams and moved to the next class.

More recently, the students in low, medium and high class took their midterm exams and the test scores were even better than the results in September! We are so proud of them and their progress. 

We are happy to report that attendance has been at an all-time high for female students! Having 50% female presence and participation is a goal for all African Impact Foundation projects and we are continuously looking for ways to increase opportunities for girls and women in the communities we work in. 

Last week for community project, the students got involved in ecobricking! We are exploring the best building plans for the Computer Center and ecobricking is one option we are considering. The expansion of the Jambiani Center will increase our students skills and allow for more employment opportunities. 

We are looking forward to seeing the continued impact that this project has on the community in Zanzibar! 

Thank you again for making this possible. 

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2019 at Jambiani Center has been packed full of activities, new students, mid-terms, workshops and so much more! All of our students have been so committed to their studies and we could not be prouder of the progress they have made.

This past quarter, we had 33 students take their mid-terms and they all did exceptionally well. Additionally, during Ramadan, African Impact held conservation workshops and health workshops to extend the impact past normal programming. Conservation workshops allowed a variety of students to learn about overfishing, biodiversity, coral reefs, and protecting our oceans. Health workshop was definitely the biggest hit with a stronger attendance! We touched on the importance of health and also the food pyramid.

African Impact now plans to run more regular health workshops on Wednesday mornings. We had our introduction this week and will start workshops next week. The first workshop will be nutrition and we plan to have some mental health sessions too, as this topic is rarely talked about in the communities.

Now, as of July, we are getting an average of 100 students attending class per day. We are so excited to continue to watch them thrive.

It is still our big goal to build this computer center to allow for a grander impact on the students and their opportunities for employment. We are currently looking at the best way to design the center and are going to launch a fun campaign in the near future so we can hopefully have this center up and running in 2020.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Center expansion thus far! We are so appreciate of your generosity.

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The African Impact Foundation

Location: Muizenberg, Western Cape - South Africa
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Michelle Procter
Muizenburg, Cape Town South Africa

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