Thanks to the generosity of BTS members and other friends of Tanzania we have so far sent over £12,000 to 27 different hospitals and health centres across Tanzania, to enable them to buy locally made reusable masks, gowns and aprons for their front line health workers.
We have launched a new emergency appeal for urgent medical equipment needed by hospitals in Tanzania to deal with the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Please read the article ‘Fund urgent COVID medical equipment: Why we need your help’.
Please note the statement from the TDT Chair about current project funding and new funding applications during the current Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis. If you want to apply for emergency COVID medical funding, please go to the Apply for Funds page.
We have updated our Funding Guidelines for anyone who wants to apply for funds, or to read how we assess projects for possible funding. Details are available in How We Spend Funds page.
The transition to secondary school is difficult for any child, but particularly in Tanzania, when they suddenly need to start learning in English. This year, we are supporting schemes in 8 schools who have been teaching over 700 students for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week since the end of September, thanks to a grant from the Eddie Byers Fund matched by an anonymous donor.
Kinyika village has a plan of having piped water from Mkwese village, a nearby village which has a huge source of water. The project costs about Tsh.25,000,000 with Tsh. 16,000,000 funded from TDT, Tsh.8,000,000 through local contributions and Tsh. 1,000,0000 from the local District council.
A direct report from recipients of one TDT grant which provided a computer lab for a secondary school in Manyoni.
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The transition to secondary school is difficult for any child, but particularly in Tanzania, when they suddenly are supposed to start learning in English. From having a few teachers speaking Swahili to many new subjects in a new language this is a big challenge. Many students struggle to understand their teachers and start to drop behind and lose interest. Therefore we were delighted to receive a grant from the Eddie Byers Fund.
This year the Britain Tanzania Society/Tanzania Development Trust would like to participate in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge, a matching funding campaign which runs from 3-10 December, in order to raise money for clean water projects in Tanzania.
In order to do this, we need your pledge before 25th August! Click on Big Give Christmas Challenge above to find a pledge form.