All of our work is funded by our various generous donors and supporters. In addition to numerous personal donations from a wide range of people, we are very grateful for the support we have received from:
We are truly grateful for the support we have received from the pupils, staff and parents at Town Close House Preparatory School in Norwich. They have donated school uniform, stationery, books and sports equipment, which we shipped to Tanzania in August 2012. The container arrived in October and volunteers in Madibira ensured that everyone in need got a fair share.
We are delighted that the School has now chosen The Norwich Tanzania Association as its chosen charity for the year 2012/2013. Every class in the school will be holding fundrasing events throughout the year and all money raised will be used to fund our projects in Tanzania, in particular our plans to build a number of wells in 2013.
For more information about Town Close, please visit www.townclose.com
We have been really excited to work with the children of Sunday Club, and the wider congregation, at St Peter's Church, Cringleford, near Norwich, during 2012.
Lukeman Carter visited Sunday Club and described his plan to fund the building of a new classroom and library at the the school in Madibira, near Iringa in Tanzania. The children explored the differences between classrooms in the UK and in some African villages, such as Madibira, and, as a result, the children decided they would like to help Lukeman to achieve his dream.
Using the "Parable of the Talents" as inspiration, the children organised cake sales, plant sales, all manner of sponsored events and even busked outside local shops. The congregation joined in, offering raffle prizes and cash donations, as well as donations of stationery, books, toys and sports equipment. Through the generosity of the whole church, enough money was raised to achieve the Norwich Tanzania Assocation's fundraising target in time for building work to start in Madibira in the summer of 2012.
More information about St Peter's Cringleford can be found at www.cringlefordchurch.co.uk
National law firm, Mills & Reeve llp, donated two laptops to the Norwich Tanzania Association in December 2012. The Norwich Tanzania Association provided software and solar chargers and delivered the equipment to Mahango Primary School in Madibira during a visit in January 2013.
The new laptops were enthusiastically received by the schoolchildren, teachers and villagers alike. Although the equipment will be kept at Mahango Primary School, it will be used by students from four different local schools, who have devised a rota to ensure they all get access to the laptops.
Further information about Mills & Reeve can be found at www.mills-reeve.com.
We were delighted when Lukeman's friend, Adam Possener, told us that he had decided to organise a charity concert involving young musicians, at St Andrew's Hall in Norwich, to raise money for the Norwich Tanzania Association on 1 March 2013. The concert, which was a huge success and an enormously enjoyable evening, raised vital funds for our 2013 project: to construct two water wells and provide two water pumps in the villages of Miombweni and Iheha. We are very grateful to Adam, all the musicians who participated and everyone in the audience for giving their time, and helping to raise money, for our work.
Following the Young Musicians' Charity Concert at the beginning of March, Lukeman Carter and Adam Possener were invited to the ITV Studios in Norwich to discuss the concert and the work of the Norwich Tanzania Association. Adam and Luke did very well and made the most of an excellent opportunity to explain the work that we do and to raise the profile of our charity.
Over the last two years, many of our generous supporters have kindly donated books, clothes, toys and sports equipment, which we have shipped over to Tanzania in a container. It was a real privilege to be able to supervise the distribution of some of these donations over the summer of 2013, as well as to deliver donations of basic medical supplies to the small hospital in Miyombweni.
The Norwich Tanzania Association is registered as a charity with the UK Charity Commission (registered charity number 1152363). We have no statutory funding and rely entirely on donations to fund our projects. Our trustees and helpers are all volunteers. If you would like to support our work, the most direct way of doing this is by making a donation. We carefully monitor all of our operations to make sure that the highest proportion possible of all donations goes straight to our projects and their beneficiaries. We do not waste your money on unnecessary administration.
Contact us using our online contact form to find out more about how to make your payments. If you are an individual UK tax payer, you may wish to use Gift Aid to boost your donation to us. All donations, however small, would be gratefully received.
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It was a great pleasure in the summer of 2015 to facilitate the visit by a group of six teachers from Catton Grove Primary School in Norwich to Dar-es-Salaam, Lindi and Zanzibar in Tanzania. The tour followed from the school's kind donation of desks, chairs, tables and other furniture at the end of last year. The English teachers were able to visit a range of primary and secondary schools, meeting both teachers and students and exploring the challenges faced by teachers in Tanzania, as well as the many differences (and some similarities) between teaching in Tanzania and the UK.
Of course, there was also plenty of opportunity to spend time with the wonderful children the teachers met, playing football and other games, learning to dance and distributing gifts from people back in the UK. You can find out more about the teachers' experience on this blog: www.tanzania-cattongrove.weebly.com.
In April 2016, we were delighted that the furniture we packed onto a container in December 2014 had finally been released and distributed to schools in Dar-es-Salaam.
The Norwich Tanzania Association will be facilitating another visit for teachers from Catton Grove Primary School to schools in Tanzania over the summer of 2016. In addition, we will be running our own project to install toilets and wash hand basins in two schools in Dar-es-Salaam to help improve hand hygiene. The project has been generously funded by donors in Norwich and Norfolk.