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Silent Auction by Scottish Potters

We are delighted to announce that Scottish Potters held a silent auction of pots at their recent Kindrogan weekend. Thanks to their generous support in both donating work and buying work we have raised the sum of £1,637.66 for the school.  Over 60 pieces were donated and almost every piece was sold. In addition several […]

Valerie’s January Visit

One of our volunteers Valerie Anderson is back after a month long visit to the school. During her time she made some very good new contacts from HOJA who are partners with the COCO charity. This group are developing permaculture gardens in secondary schools and will be able to offer us advice in our plans […]

December 2014 Newsletter

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Visit July 2014

The July visit to the school was a great success and the school library was properly catalogued using the Dewey system and organised with new shelves and storage. The children can now borrow from over 1000 books collected and donated from various sources. NMSE must be one of the few primary schools with its own […]

Count down to next trip June 2014

With less than four weeks left before Louise sets off for Tanzania we are finalising the last details for the volunteers group from One Solution to ensure that all the materials are delivered to the school before their arrival in July. Once he has received the funds our project manager will order the materials for the […]

Cycling Fundraiser

George Young of St Andrews Pottery set off on Tuesday 14th May with the intention of  cycling from the South to the North Hebrides. He is raising funds for the building of a dormitory for the NMSE and will travel 144 miles in total. George is not an experienced cyclist and will find this a challenge. If […]

A New Year and New Students

We start the New Year with 11 new pupils, seven of whom are boarders. While this is a good start, we are still some way short of the required 20 students needed before the income from the students allows the school to run without extra support from RUDA. Ideally we want the school to reach […]

Back to Reality

Alice and Louise are back home and Alice is straight back to work. Louise can ease herself in more gradually and has had time to contact all the sponsors and give them individual feedback on their children and to email new photographs of the children wearing their new school uniforms with the school badge. She has also been trying to […]

At Last We Have Internet

This is the fourth time we have travelled to Songea to try and blog. Each time the network has been down or working so slowly it was impossible to write anything. We are now reaching the end of our time here and have been working very hard to deal with a variety if issues and […]

Calling from Dar es Salaam

Alice and Louise arrived safely the night before last. The flights were all fine but there was a huge delay at Charles de Gaulle airport where they were driven around for 30 minutes on a grand tour of the reconstruction work only to find themselves deposited at another terminal to wait for another bus to […]