International Connections

As a member of Rotary International we contribute to causes outside the UK

Until this year Lyasikika Secondary School, a ward school in Northern Tanzania had no proper hand-wash sanitation facility for students. After using inadequate and 'lamentable' toilet blocks students walked 100 metres to a single standpipe to wash their hands. Last year through the offices of ABCDreams (UK), a charity supporting school children in the same village, I sought funding and hoped to manage the build of a purpose-built hand-wash facility at the school. With the help of Callington Rotary Club, and their district 1175 grant, and with the additional help of my own club, Morden Rotary I raised sufficient funds to complete the project. It is my firm hope that I will now be able to fund the building of two new toilet blocks in 2020 but need to secure more funding for this. The major problem in Tanzania is a demographic one. In 2016 45% of population was under 14 putting a heavy burden on government to maintain school infrastructures. That's where we can help!




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