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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 […]

Issue No. 09

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Issue No. 08

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Auction Result

 I am still waiting for the final account from One Solution but by my reckoning the auction raised nearly £30,000. Of this £25,000 was raised on the night and a further £5000 the following week. This is a great result and our thanks go out first and foremost to all the artists and friends whose […]

Auction Update

The organisation of the forthcoming Charity Auction event at One Solution at 1 Blythswood Square in Glasgow is progressing well and invitations to the evening auction will be sent out towards the end of September. Images of the works are in the process of being uploaded to the One Solution website and they include the painting […]

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 […]

Last Few Days

After another morning of meetings Louise took the dala dala to  Namanditi to visit the children at the hostel. Today is Saturday and the children were playing a game which involved throwing pooh bear around and wrestling each other to get hold of the bear. Like children everywhere they were noisy and pushing and pulling […]

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 […]

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, […]