Please note the statement from the TDT Chair about current project funding and new funding applications during the current Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis.
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.
TDT funds a number of school projects throughout Tanzania, including Ikimba Schools in Kagera Region. Recent projects include resources for a science laboratory at Izimbya School and building a new girls’ hostel at Tunamkumbuka Secondary School. We also support the transition to English-speaking secondary schooling through a project jointly funded with the Eddie Byers Fund and donations from Ruth and Ralph Isaacs.
We have published the TDT Annual Report for 2019 and you can download and read a copy. Thank you for all your support! Asanteni sana!
Marumba Village celebrates the opening of the new Maternity Ward and is captured by ITV News, Tanzania
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.