November 2018
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New Term

The children of standard 4 have achieved excellent results in the recent National exams and as a result the NMSE school has come out top of league in the Songea region. This shows us that standards are being improved and maintained at the school over the past three years. While exam results are only one […]

Christmas Holiday

The children have completed their end of year exams and will return to their villages at the end of the week. We have written to sponsors to explain why it is unfortunately necessary to raise their donations for January 2018 and the new school year. We are facing two challenges, firstly the poor exchange rate […]

Valerie’s Visit 2017

Earlier this year Valerie returned to the school project with plans to develop an underground water storage facility. The water project is being constructed by builders from Mbinga and they have created the brick built tank. The funds for this were raised by Valerie in Ibiza, a part of the world that also has to […]

School Fees

The children are due to finish at school next week and go back to their villages for the month of August. The staff and workers are all working hard at the school to build the school and give the children a good education. Their efforts are being hampered by the fact  that many of the 15 parents who are […]

Sponsored Children

We are still held back from advertising the school because the minister for Education has not returned to Dar es Salaam and there does not appear to be anyone who can deal with paperwork in his absence.  So we decided to try and find sponsors for a few more children to help with the running costs of the school . […]

End of Another School Year

For some of the sponsored children this is the end of their second year at the NMSE school. The difference in the children from when we first met them three years ago is enormous. Not only are they so much stronger and more  self confident, it is clear that they have learned a great deal and their grasp […]

Tanzania 2012 Trip

The clock is ticking and there is now less than two weeks before Alice and Louise set off for Tanzania. The third member of the party this year will be Valerie who is a hat maker and teacher of English as a foreign language. They are meeting up at the airport in Dar es Salaam […]

Easter Break

The children are back in their villages for the Easter break and the headmaster Baraka plans to complete the wiring for electricity in the office and the classrooms  over the next week or so before the children return.  I addition the kitchen shown below has been upgraded with a new iron roof and the administration block […]

New year Approaches

At the end of November Baraka held an open day at the school and invited the families of the sponsored children. Food was prepared for the visitors, many of whom had to travel a considerable distance from remote villages, to reach Namanditi. The day was a great success and visitors were delighted to see the children looking so happy and […]

June: School Holiday

The sponsored children have a school holiday for the month of June and have been taken back to their villages. They will be collected again on Friday 1st of July ready to start the second term. Alice and Louise will both be at the school and plan to spend time getting to know each one of the children, […]