Rainwater harvesting system going into Sanze Primary school. Should be ready for rainy season and full for a kitchen garden project in July!
Holland School in Oxted did a sponsored run in aid of Champion Chanzige. The weather was freezing cold and rainy but still the whole school came out and ran to raise money to help give another school in Tanzania some chickens.
The weather was dreadful but still people turned out! Thank you so much CC supporters, what a fantastic evening and a fabulous fundraising result!
Crazy busy week for CC!
Sports kit for Chang'ombe Primary School, the local community cleared an area to make a playing field.
Tree seedlings and gardening equipment for Madugike Primary. The community have contributed fruit tree seedlings in addition to our donation and it will be this community that will be the target market for the produce from the trees!
Vigama Primary can finally finish their much needed extra classroom, with help from CC in the form of cement, paint and chairs!
The chicken farm project is proving to be such a success that every school wants them! Kibasila Primary School made a successful application and work started right away!
Sanze primary school are delighted with their new residents and everyone at the school and the local community are watching their progress with excitement.
As well as the charity in the UK we have have established an NGO out in Tanzania. It works with various other organisations such as Plan International on various projects including raising awareness about child marriage, FGM, menstrual hygiene and many more. Without these guys out in Tanzania Champion Chanzige would find it very difficult to accomplish anything at all. Thank you George Lameck Ubuyu, Gaga Nancy and Abraham.
Due to a couple of very generous donations work has started to give Sanze Primary School the chickens they want. As with our other chicken project this will be an income creating project which will provide much needed funds for the school.
October saw two football coaches travel over from the UK to do a week long football workshop with sixty students from four different schools. The children at these schools had never had the opportunity to do something like this before. Back in the UK football boots and kit had been donated making this all the more exciting for the boys taking part. The workshop was such a success that the coaches plan on returning next year and repeating it but with the girls.
As part of a sixth form trip to Tanzania, students from Imberhorne School in East Grinstead spent two days at the Chanzige Schools and did some teaching. This was very challenging for the UK students as the class sizes are often very large. With resources donated by The Royal Academy of Engineering the students taught lessons around the theme of engineering in the movies. Not only did the Chanzige students learn something, they had fun whilst doing it. Creative, fun learning is not often seen in Tanzania so this caused a great deal of excitement.
A wonderful East Grinstead resident, Eleni, heard about Champion Chanzige and set about making every child in the Pre Primary classes at Chanzige a gift. Every child, that is over 100 children, got a personalised gift that had been hand made by this amazing lady. These children have very few toys and are rarely given a gift, the excitement these gifts caused cannot be described in words!
The school is visited regularly by a chicken expert who is giving advice and checking all is well.
After all the hard work getting the chicken house ready the chicks are finally here. Hurrah!
Yet another fantastic camping weekend, the weather was kind and everyone was very generous!
Great to see the children getting involved in the preparation, chickens arriving soon!
Work has started at Kifuru Primary School to give them chickens. The staff and students will learn chicken husbandry skills and will be given some basic business skills training. The eggs and meat will be sold to the local community and any profit made will be invested back into the school..
Champion Chanzige sent Kapinga from Chanzige B on an intensive bee keeping course. Feed the children provided the hives and suites. We are hoping that once the bees start producing honey it will create an income for the school.
Using the skills that were taught last October our coordinator George Ubuyu introduced screen printing to the pupils at Kifuru Primary School. These sorts of skills can be used in later life to create an income.