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NEW YEAR 2016 UPDATE

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NEW YEAR 2016 UPDATE


HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2015

HERMANN'S JAZZ CLUB FUNDRAISER - NOV 2015
The fundraiser was successful. Lebeau Petersen trio was fantastic. We had fun. And managed to raise over $3,000 through silent auctions, gate sales and raffles. A big thank you to Don Gordon for his idea and hard work to make it happen.

A new school project!!...TIDIVI PRIMARY SCHOOL is going to start construction on Jan 7 2016.
We raised enough money from the Class of '70 ex-cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada to begin the first phase of construction starting 7 January 2016 - a Two Classroom building for about 60 children in the Huduma Ward of the village of Kilimamoja, 19 km east of the town of Karatu, Northern Tanzania. 

The village managed to donate construction for the first two classrooms only, and hopefully enough funds will continue to be raised from the ex-cadets to build the remaining buildings as they are needed in the next few years.






Another project is starting...

SIMBA MILIMA PRIMARY SCHOOL is being funded by the generous donation of THE SAFARI PARTNERS, an Africa tour company in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

It will be located in Dofa Village, about 10 km west of Karatu town in northern Tanzania, where 40 - 50 children will begin classes at the first level, Standard One.

Simba Milima is Swahili for Cougar, a prominent Canadian animal that, as Safari Partners' Chris Ronneseth says, "shows a connection between Canada and Tanzania and is also relatable for children".

We have enough funds for Phase 1 - a Two Classroom Building and an Administration Building. Construction will start on 7 January 2016.


Project Manager Mathew at Site with Dofa Village officials


Time For Opening Celebrations...we have completed our current project, a Three Classroom Building in the Ayatsere Ward of Kilimamoja Village.

The school now has its full 7 classrooms.

Opening celebrations will take place on 10 January 2016. Photos and descriptions to follow after Alan's visit there from 6 to 22 January. 




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NEW SCHOOL OPENINGS - KARATU DISTRICT; NEW PROJECT - MUFINDI VILLAGE

Hello All Alan just returned from Africa on July 7 with another amazing trip; new experiences, inspiring new people, and most of all, great progress with school construction. Simba Milima Primary School - Grand Opening Chris Ronneseth of Sa...

  • Registered Date: Jul 18, 2016

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NEW YEAR 2016 UPDATE

NEW YEAR 2016 UPDATE HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2015 HERMANN'S JAZZ CLUB FUNDRAISER - NOV 2015 The fundraiser was successful. Lebeau Petersen trio was fantastic. We had fun. And managed to raise over ...

  • Registered Date: Jan 18, 2016

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From Clay to Classroom (47)

VI Bricks, Wood, Sheet Metal “All I know is that every time I go to Africa, I am shaken to my core." – Stephen Lewis xxxxxxxxxx On Monday, November 29, Jacob came to the Outpost to discuss the roof framing. The timber had to be purchased so...

  • Registered Date: Nov 12, 2015

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From Clay to Classroom (46) file

xxxxxxxxxx The next couple of days were spent catching up on writing, responding to e-mails, and sorting out the project cost overruns. I needed extra funds for the projects, so I was glad that I had pre-arranged with my bank to give my boo...

  • Registered Date: Nov 12, 2015

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Construction has started!!

July 29 2015 KILIMAMOJA PRIMARY SCHOOL - 3 CLASSROOM PROJECT - TANZANIA Construction has started!! Construction of the 3-classroom building in Kilimamoja is underway. The local builder Restus Sanka has all the material stored on site and is ...

  • Registered Date: Aug 08, 2015

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From Clay to Classrooms 45 file

“A brother for Lissa would be nice, but we will be happy either way. We have decided that if it is a boy, we will name it after you, Babu Alan, and if it is a girl, after your wife Maureen.” “Wow! Whooh! Thank you. And Maureen will... we bo...

  • Registered Date: Jul 10, 2015

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탄자니아 이야기 진흙에서 교실까지 (16) file

아프리카에 있는 학교 프로젝트 매니저와의 연락은 순조롭지만은 않았다. 곤갈리 학교를 하루빨리 시작하고 싶은 매튜는 거의 매일이다시피 내게 전화를 해왔지만, 전화 연결상태가 좋지않아 대화를 진전시킬수 없었다.  그래서 나는 이메일로 모든 연락을 해...

  • Registered Date: Feb 22, 2015

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탄자니아 이야기 From clay to Classrooms - 진흙에서 교실까지 (15) file

비행기와 버스 그리고 훼리로 이어지는 30여시간의 여정을 거쳐 바람불고 비가 부슬부슬 내리는 빅토리아에 9월 18일 저녁에  드디어 도착했다. 하지만 이 모든 힘든 여정의 불편함은 모린의 환한 미소를 보는 순간 다 없어졌다. 모린은 이제부터 내가 풀어놓...

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Tanzania Story From Clay to Classrooms (44) file

It was a statement, I guessed, against the traditional views of polygamy, especially of the Maasai men who still married many wives. Then I raised the subject of the “official opening.” “Can you describe what is planned?” “There will be much...

  • Registered Date: Feb 08, 2015

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Greetings from Tanzania again!

HI ALL Amazing, awesome, unforgettable. Words cannot adequately describe the experience we had on 20 December in Qameyu Village. congratulating Restus and the local VIP's women greeting us - thrown flowers rained down on us When Mathew and ...

  • Registered Date: Jan 31, 2015

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Tanzania Story From Clay to Classrooms (43) file

“No, this ground is very hard and we are confident it will be dry at the bottom. Water in this area is at least two hundred feet down.” When they explained they had never dug quite that deep before, I certainly had my doubts, but I wasn’t ab...

  • Registered Date: Jan 23, 2015

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Tanzania Story EDITH GVORA HIGH SCHOOL GRAND OPENING - 5 DECEMBER 2014 (2)

A group of boys and girls then treated us to very rhythmic singing. That was followed by the customary “jump dance”, a circle of men and women jumping up and down to energetic drum-pounding by several women. The two English guests and I wer...

  • Registered Date: Jan 03, 2015

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Tanzania Story Edith Gvora High School Grand Opening

Gongali Village, Karatu, Tanzania Member of Parliament Hon Rev. Israel Natse on left; District Executive Director Moses Mabula on right the audience, many of whom will be future students at this school The grand opening took place on 5 Dece...

  • Registered Date: Jan 03, 2015

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Tanzania Story From Clay to Classrooms (42) file

“Except for church on Christmas Eve, we do not have large gatherings. For three days we visit our closest neighbors and have a good time drinking and telling stories. On Christmas day, we prepare our favorite meal of goat, chicken or beef, w...

  • Registered Date: Dec 11, 2014

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Tanzania Story From clay to Classrooms (41) file

On Tuesday, November 23, Jacob met me at the Outpost, armed with the next claim for payment, to make another visit to the bank. I also planned to withdraw an amount for Philemon that Mathew and I had agreed on. The bank visit was usually a p...

  • Registered Date: Dec 07, 2014

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Tanzania Story EDITH GVORA HIGH SCHOOL, Gongali Village file

EDITH GVORA HIGH SCHOOL & PATRICIA ELIZABETH PRIMARY SCHOOL UPDATE - 12 NOVEMBER 2014 Construction Update - 12 November 2014 – First Phase; 4 Classrooms, Administration Building, Toilet Building PATRICIA ELIZABETH PRIMARY SCHOOL, Qameyu ...

  • Registered Date: Nov 13, 2014

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Tanzania Story From Clay to Classrooms (40) file

V Walls Rising “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.“ – Kenyan Proverb Monday, November 22, was a day of sorting out construction costs with Mathew. We met at the Outpost and spent a few hours going over the first three progress claims. Durin...

  • Registered Date: Nov 06, 2014

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Tanzania Story From Clay to Classrooms (39) file

Today we had planned to select the doors and windows at local fabrication shops. Hemedi took Jacob and me to a door joinery shop in a semi-industrial area on hectic Sokoine Road. It was an airy ramshackle shed with sheet metal walls and roof...

  • Registered Date: Nov 03, 2014

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Tanzania Story From Clay to Classroom (38) file

The “Africa-Op” was an artist co-op enterprise that took advantage of cheap available warehouse space to sell their work at bargain prices. The building was a wood- framed structure, its roof and walls covered in corrugated metal sheeting, a...

  • Registered Date: Oct 30, 2014

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