March 2023

Another month, another photo competition for our amazing local Tanzanian representatives who have been sending photos of their projects to us throughout the month! Let us know what you think via social media by tagging us and using the hashtag #TDTPhotoComp!


(1) History exams at Ikondo

Students sitting their history exam at Ikondo school in Muleba District, Kagera.  These are the lucky ones who get to sit at a desk, as you can see in the next picture. 

We have supported this remote rural school with a hostel and a  uniform shop and chicken project to help support girls whose parents cannot afford to supply them with food.  Read more here. 

(2) Lack of desks at Ikondo

These students have to sit their exams outside on the floor due to a lack of desks and chairs. This is a common problem in Tanzanian schools, particularly early in the new year if there is a big increase in students. Read more about Ikondo here.

(3) Water pipes for Tunamkumbuka School

Last month we showed workmen busy building pipes to bring water from a spring 1 km away to Tunamkumbuka School, particularly vital for the students in the hostel. We are delighted that this is now complete and the school can now use the water for drinking, washing and watering their trees.  Read more about Tunamkumbuka here. 

(4) Eating lunch at Mdughyu

As part of the integrated village development project at Mdughuyu we will be developing the primary school and building a kitchen there. Here you see village children enjoying lunch during our visit. 

Read more about this project here.

(5) Dehusking maize, Zeze, Kasulu

Previously farmers had to carry their maize to the next village, wasting a whole day, but they can now use this new mill installed by our local rep in Kigoma, Benedicto Hosea, read more about this project here. 

(6) Learning yoga at Hope

Students at Hope’s FGM safe house are learning yoga thanks to Hayley from My Little Zen, here in person.  This is an ongoing project via zoom that will be rolled out to other schools next month. The girls have found the practice has many benefits to their confidence and well being, which they will talk about at our next Inspiring Girls event. Read more about this programme here. 

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