What did we achieve in 2019-2020?

In 2019-2020 TDT funded 31 core projects amounting to just under £97,000 and additional COVID-19 emergency projects amounting to £24,500. Our core projects included:

  • education support
  • provision of clean water
  • building and renovation of girls' school hostels
  • supporting women's empowerment projects and
  • assisting youth vocational skills and entrepreneurship.

Typical examples of our core projects included:

Education
Sindano Secondary School, Mtwara Region
Science laboratory completion

Sindano Government Secondary school serves 5 villages in a 12 to 15-mile radius After an application from the Headteacher and local representative Godfrey Makenzi, TDT agreed to fund the completion of an incomplete science laboratory. Further feedback will monitor the impact this has on students' grades. Hopefully, no longer will Form IV have their leaving marks dragged down by a poor science mark.

Youth Business Entrepreneurship
Kigoma
Nazareth group Urban Soap making

A group of 11 young people in Nazareth, Kigoma, applied for start-up capital. With training arranged by the local Community Development Officer, the group have started well and will achieve small incomes from selling soap. Some members have experience of soap making as labourers for other employers.

Girls' School Hostels
Mtangalanga Secondary School, Mtwara Region
Improvements for the girls' hostel including new beds,toilets and kitchen facility

Hostels in schools for girls provide security, enable them to stay at school to study in the evenings and offer them a social and safe place to be throughout the working week. Girls' educational attainment is greatly improved and increases access to advanced education and future employment. Supported with generous funding from the W F Carter Trust.

Clean Water
Kagondo Ruhija Village, Kagera Region
Construction of a 2.5 km pipeline to bring clean water from a reliable source

The project was instigated by the village community and supported by the district water engineer.The availability of clean water in the village will improve hygiene and health, especially for women, young children and new born babies.

Youth Vocational Skills
Masasi, Mtwara Region
REDESA: Chingulungulu Youth Vocational Centre

Materials to build a classroom, store, garments shop, office toilets. The new building will enable them to formally register as a Vocational Training Centre with VETA (Tanzanian Vocational Education and Training Authority). This will enable them to award VETA certificates to their students and significantly enhance employment prospects.

Women's Empowerment
Mkongoro, Kigoma Region
Widows' Palm Oil Business

An established small business, run by widows. They needed plastic storage cans so they could store the oil back from the market until the price improved at various times of the production year. An example of support for small groups of disadvantaged women to raise incomes and improve livelihoods.

Read the full Annual Review 2019-2020