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Valerie’s Visit 2017

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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 deal with water shortages and uses underground containers to conserve water. The hole was dug in preparation for her visit and the tank itself is now complete.

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The newest buildings are all fitted with gutters and downpipes which will feed the tank during the rainy season, the water can then be used for washing and watering the gardens. The finished buried tank below taken in July with the dormitory building in the background.

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Issue 30 Sep 2017

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This newsletter give information about the three study trips the top three classes were taken on this year. They were so successful the school is now considering having a study trip for each of the classes next year. The funds for this year’s trips were raised by a race night held at Broughty Golf Club.

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Here are all 53 sponsored children now attending Ntimbanjayo Memorial School. These children are being sponsored by individuals and groups from Scotland, England, USA, Spain and Japan.

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Issue 27 Oct 2016

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Issue 26 May 2016

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Recent Fundraisers

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We are delighted to have raised £19,220 on the night of the auction. We were supported as before by Ken Anderson and the staff of One Solution in Glasgow. Of the 116 pieces for sale only 27 were left unsold at the end.

We have these pieces plus a pile of prints which we did not have time to mount or frame for this event to be the basis for another event if we can identify a good venue.

Valerie has raised a total of 3,464.12 euros in Ibiza for her water project at the school and she will push that forward when she visits later this year.

Valerie also forged links between a school in Scotland, Gartmore Primary, and NMSE. As a result of her visit the children and teachers decided to fundraise to buy a cow and they have reached their target with the help and support of the village of Gartmore.

The volunteer group from One Solution have also been fundraising in order to build a children’s fruit, vegetable and flower garden during their visit in August. This will be a teaching resource as well as an additional source of fresh food for the children.

As a result of all this fundraising activity the school building programme can continue, the water retaining tanks can be built into the ground and the children will have the benefit of fresh produce they have grown themselves and fresh milk.

 

Next Auction

The date for the next RUDA Contemporary Art Auction is the 3rd June 2016 as we are collecting donated works from this month onwards. This will allow us to frame or mount any unframed work and compile an online catalogue to stir up interest in advance of the event. It will be hosted by Ken Anderson of One Solution and held in Glasgow, venue still to be decided. The entire proceeds of the auction will be sent to the school to build a second double dormitory. Any costs in running the event will be picked up by the host. We are hoping to have a wide range of work and will post images via flickr as and when we receive them. Here are a couple of images to whet the appetite of collectors:

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Issue 22 April 2015

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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 people are interested in sponsoring a child so we expect to have some new children starting school soon. It was a wonderful weekend and we are very grateful to the members and committee of Scottish Potters for their support. In particular we would like to thank to Anne Lightwood who organised the auction so well on the day.