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Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children

by TAHUDE Foundation Vetted since 2013
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Provide Solar Lantern to Tanzanian School Children
Visitors to Nanofilter - Biogas - Lanterns OFFICE
Visitors to Nanofilter - Biogas - Lanterns OFFICE

This is a breaking news to all who supported our growth since Dec 2010! At last we have moved to our own new office in Njiro Arusha Tanzania. The office has increased our reputation and visibility - it has attracted the attention of our beneficiaries and partners from all around the world. Within 2 months after moving to our new office, we already received a good number of visitors - including tourists who are visiting Tanzania. Most of the visitors (about 100) came from Germany, UK, USA, France, and South Korea. From their stories I learnt that most of the tourists wish to make an impact to the people in rural communities but they don't get a proper guidance or direct way to make impact. Our new office now serves as a coordination point for anyone who wishes to make impact to our community in a transparent and "value for money" approach. Please kindly feel free to contact me (hilonga@gmail.com; +255764574919 - also available on WhatsApp) if you are interested on how we can partner for bigger impact to people who need our service in rural Tanzania - people who cannot write to you directly, as you read from me now. I am determined to be a bridge between those people (who need our service) and you.

Our three main services are:

(i). Low-cost water filter (Nanofilter),

(ii). Cow-dung based BIOGAS, and

(iii). Solar Lantern for School Children.

We also conduct inspiration and empowerment (business training) to young people in Tanzania. At your convenience, please kindly see how we can work together. Along with this report, please enjoy some few photos of our team of 65 young Tanzanians working with me (employees) and some visitors to our new office.

Employees at Nanofilter office in Arusha Tanzania
Employees at Nanofilter office in Arusha Tanzania

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Hilonga with children with their solar lanterns
Hilonga with children with their solar lanterns

This quarter we did not receive funds - but we are so glad that at last we have got a massive support for our project. We just received confirmation for 3 students volunteers from UK, 1 from U.S, and 10 from Tanzania. These Volunteers will assist TAHUDE Foundation in the grand campaign in Africa - To raise funds for Solar Lanterns to 1 Million African children in rural areas. This will be a commendable milestone in our organization history and a life-time memory to our beneficiaries; the school children.

So far, by July 2018, our project has been on GlobalGiving for 4 years - with 110 donors. We have benefited more than 3,000 children in rural Africa. With this experience we are now ready to scale-up our intervention and impact more lives in our lifetime.

Please kindly let us know how you would like to be involved in this greatest campaign in our history. Your insights, comments, advice, etc, could bring a breakthrough. You may also involve your family and friends to see how they can make impact with us. We are open-minded and know for sure that supports may come in different ways - not only by financial contributions. So, please kindly contribute your thoughts and expertise as it is convenient to you. You can send an email directly to me: hilonga@gmail.com or phone call: +255764574919 (also on WhatsApp).

I humbly submit

Hilonga - Project Director

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Solar Lantern Beneficiaries in Gongali - Tanzania
Solar Lantern Beneficiaries in Gongali - Tanzania

In addition to relentless support from our regular GlobalGiving donors, this quarter we had a wonderful adventure in Gongali village when the Seventh-day Adventists Youth from Arusha International SDA Church camped in Gongali for three days and donated solar lanterns to 108 children. It was a historical event for the village - everyone was so excited! The youth had an opportunity to interact with the community in the church in Gongali and thereafter by visiting the homes of all children who received the donation. We hope this new approach through church groups will be another breakthrough to provide solar lanterns to all children in under-served communities in Africa and elsewhere. The activity has also encouraged more local donors to go for extra mile. The SDA Church members in Arusha contributed to make the lanterns free to all 108 children. Each solar lantern was tagged with a name of the beneficiary. The photos for each group of beneficiaries was taken and shared with their donors via the church WhatsApp group.

With this report we re-instate our commitment to connect the donors and their beneficiaries. It is easy for us - just let us know how you would like to be connected with your beneficiaries. Eg. we can send you photos, videos, and anything else of your interest that is within our capacity.

ASANTENI SANA!

Hilonga

First group of beneficiaries - Tanzania
First group of beneficiaries - Tanzania
Second group that received lanterns in Tanzania
Second group that received lanterns in Tanzania

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Debora -standing with parent whose child performed
Debora -standing with parent whose child performed

This quarter our brilliant student at Edith Gvora High School (name reserved), conducted a wonderful experiment to see how school children's performance improve when they were given solar lanterns. She only chose school girls because she felt it is important to help girls have more time for study so they can pass their examination and go to higher level of education. 

TAHUDE Foundation provided her with 60 solar lanterns (purchased through generous support from Women in Science - WiSci 2017 Small Grant) for experiment and mentorship. She compared the performance of girls in their first examination (before she gave them the solar lanterns) and after they use solar lantern for one month. She also evaluated the attendance of parents in the meetings she conducted with the girls at Gongali Primary School.

Detailed for the findings of this experiment is available at your request, if you need it. Please write to ruthelineema@gmail.com or hilonga@gmail.com if you are interested. But in short, the students who failed in their first examination performed very well (some of them up to 200% increment on examination marks they scored) after they were given solar lanterns so they had extra time for study and preparation for the second examination.

Please kindly write to us if you are interested to hear more about this fantastic experiment.

 PROBLEM THAT WAS SOLVED:

The problem is caused by poverty and ignorance (lack of awareness). Parents of failing girls are poor. They cannot afford to buy light for their children study during extra time. Those who might be able to buy at least a solar lantern are not aware of where to get those products and if it can help to improve the performance of their children in school.

 Many girls in primary schools in my village fail examination because they have no enough time to study at home. There is no electricity for them to study at night and during the day the girls help their parents to do home activities like fetching water, cooking, and taking care of small children (babies). In the night and early morning those girls have free time but again they cannot study because it is dark and there is no electricity. Lack of electricity in my community is a big problem affecting the performance of pupils.

 Girls in Primary schools in my village fail because they have no time to study at night or early morning because they have no light for study

THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT TO MAKE BIGGER IMPACT IN 2018!

School children with solar lantern performed well
School children with solar lantern performed well
Tanzanian Children ENJOY with Mick of Brite Hike
Tanzanian Children ENJOY with Mick of Brite Hike

This quarter is historical in my community! For the first time, in a very unique approach, a Tourist (Mr. Mick Kopis of Brite Hike) has visited us, physically, to witness and support what he was seeing in our media reports like those on GlobalGiving.

As you can see in the attached video, the whole community and particularly the schools children were very happy to intermingle with Mick - it is so humbling to witness their excitement. This shows the impact that could be made by tourists who visit Tanzania / Africa. This (the act of Mick) is a very humbling spirit that deserves appreciation and I wish it is emulated my millions of other tourists who are visiting Africa. I am sure, after they see all animals and nature and everything else, most probably what remains in their heart is the IMPACT they made in human lives in the local communities they visited. Mick was about to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, but he decided to drop-by the community first and donated 70 solar lanterns to school children before he continued with his tour activities. He successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and went to Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks. CONGRATS TO HIM and GOD BLESS HIM FOREVER!

On the other side, TAHUDE continued to implement its grass-root activities with the continuous support of supporters via GlobalGiving system. We promise to give timely reports to update our supporters. THANKS FOR YOUR INTERVENTION IN THE TIME OF NEED FOR THE SCHOOL CHILDREN IN TANZANIA

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TAHUDE Foundation

Location: Arusha, Tanzania - Tanzania, United Republic of
Website: http:/​/​www.gongalimodel.com
Twitter: @Twitter@TAHUDE Foundation
Project Leader:
Askwar Hilonga
Arusha, Tanzania Tanzania, United Republic of
$33,440 raised of $50,000 goal
 
158 donations
$16,560 to go
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