Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids

by INTERNATIONAL ROTARY FELLOWSHIP OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (UK) TRUST FUND
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Classrooms and farming help Tanzanian school kids
Feb 2, 2022

FINAL REPORT - THANK YOU

INTERNATIONAL ROTARY FELLOWSHIP OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

CHARITY REGISTERED BY THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS OF ENGLAND AND WALES
Charity number 1195213

www.rotaryhealthprofessionals.org

PROJECT 44370 CLASSROOMS AND FARMING HELP TANZANIAN SCHOOL KIDS - FINAL REPORT

PROJECT SUMMARY: ‘5 years ago, we - a group of Rotarians from the United Kingdom - started a project on the island of Ukerewe in Lake Victoria (Tanzania) to help schools grow crops to feed their pupils. 7 schools (7,000 pupils) participated. Now we have raised enough funds to extend it to 1 new school. Thank you for those who responded to the appeal. We want to do more to help these kids - we want to make their classrooms safe by repairing some damaged ones and reduce classroom overcrowding by building new ones.’ https://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/pe/project-edit/edit-page-1.html?project.projId=44370

FUNDING TARGET AND FUNDS RECEIVED

Our target was to raise $12,588 – we nearly achieved this goal – so far through GlobalGiving we received 91 donations totalling $11,388. We continue to support our friends in Ukerewe with support from freinds but wish to discontinue our presence on this latform. 

DISBURSEMENTS FROM GLOBAL GIVING FOR TANZANIA PROJECT

We receeived USD 10,704 from GlobalGiving which converted to our local currency is GBP 8471.00

In addition to GlobalGibing donors, we also received other donations including Rotary grants and other donations of GBP 5,794.00

Total available GBP 14,265.00

This has enabled us to achieve more than what we set out to achieve

NUTRITIOUS FOOD FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS AND IMPROVED EDUCATION

In 2015, we started a sustainable farming project in 7 schools.

Funds raised through GG and other donations have heled us to extend the programme to 4 new schools. The four new schools are:

Bulamba primary school – total number of pupils                  755
Nebuye primary school      total number of pupils                  750
Bugolora primary school1       total number of pupils             1,378
Bugombe primary school total number of pupils                    798

The total number of schools that have benefitted from this programme now is 11. The programme is managed by the Foundation for Farmers’ Services (FFS), Box 222, Opposite DC Office, Nansio – Ukerewe, Mwanza – Tanzania.

An MOU and budget were agreed with FFS before the programme. The MOU outlined the requirement for regular feedback reports including measurable objectives such as school attendance. Local coordinator Reuben Richard was meticulous in submitting follow up reports on regular basis.

All reports are available for inspection.

The schools were chosen by the representatives of the Foundation for Farmers Services (FFS) in Ukerewe taking into account staff commitment, community involvement and availability of land and water.

The Memorandum of Understanding with the FFS described the objectives as:

  • To facilitate the formation of environmental clubs and committees in schools and to train members on organizational development.
  • To enhance the capacity of school children and teachers to adopt sustainable land use management practices resulting in the development of ‘model farms’. The purpose of such farms is to grow seasonal crops to provide pupils nutritious and balanced food items cooked in school premises, as frequently as possible.
  • Contribute to environmental protection by planting new fruit and timber trees, reducing waste, recycling especially plastics and to promote these concepts to the wider community.
  • To promote to the wider community farming methods which are sustainable and help increase productivity. 

A team of Rotarians from UK visited the Community before the pandemic and were satisfied that the programme was progressing satisfactorily. Subsequent reports confirmed that all objectives have been met.

CLASSROOM DESKS

Following an appeal from the Educational Authorities in Ukerewe we made a decision to provide primary schools with locally made benches and desks. These were made by local carpenters under the supervision of Vocational Training School thus providing trainees an opportunity to improve their skills. made an appeal for help.

Drawings and specifications were obtained from a major Tanzanian supplier of school furniture and a budget agreed with FFS and the Vocational Training School including a time frame in a separate MOU.

Thanks to the generosity of our firends we have been able to commision the construction of 528 desks at £16 each - total cost £8,448.00 

THANK YOU

Thank you, our supporters - you have helped many children in Ukerewe. One of the Headmasters told us 'when these children grow up they will remember you.' 

Further details with financial information is uplaoded as a separate report.


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Project Leader:
JOHN PHILIP
THATCHAM, United Kingdom

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