Monday, 13 July 2015

Muvuma Progress & Local Support

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New Compost Enclosure & Fire Pit

Garbage control and composting are not priorities in rural Tanzania when there are so many other issues to deal with and no funds to provide the solutions. Brenda talked with the children about the importance of keeping the grounds clean and arranged for the pits to be built.  Garbage is currently burned out in the open, which makes it easy for items to blow away but with a new brick machine in the area the orphanage now has a fire pit. The composting enclosure will ensure that the area is kept clean and that the orphanage gardens will be fertile. 

Support from the Community of Kahama

One of the Muvuma leaders, Flora, told us that our contribution in finishing the orphanage has encouraged local support. It must be deeply dispiriting when a project takes years to complete, but in this case because of the support of the Okanagan and BC public, we were able to facilitate the construction in months rather than years; a major boost to everyone concerned!  

We were delighted to learn that Barrick Gold, who operate nearby, constructed and fitted metal safety doors at the orphanage! We still need to raise funds for internal doors, floors and a ceiling (and much more!) but it's a relief to know that the safety issue has been resolved! The tireless Muvuma ladies have rallied more local support, which means that the orphanage now has more mattresses, small tables, chairs, cooking utensils and food donations. The Township of Kahama has also donated more funds.

The Shinyanga Region Tax Revenue Authority donated 200 large building blocks towards a perimeter fence, as well as 100kg of rice, 50kg of sugar and 20 litres of oil. 

Following photo credits to the Vijimambo blog




Muvuma Committee Member Eliulie Tina
shows the TRA Officers around the orphanage.
For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation contact me , mail to The One Person Project, 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z5  donate on-line or make a payment into our account at the Summerland Credit Union (Summerland, British Columbia).  


         
Asante Sana!
Thank you!




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Monday, 6 July 2015

Young People Today Just Want to Help

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Young people throughout history have stepped forward to make a difference, but as a whole, the youth of today are certainly more globally aware, socially conscious, and environmentally friendly than any preceding generation!

Case in point, at 20 years old Chelsea H. has a summer-job and is studying to be a financial analyst; in the last few months she has started to make monthly payments to sponsor the Muvuma Orphanage. Not satisfied with that, she purchases Nesters Market shopping cards from us (Nesters donates 10% of the purchase price to One Person) and encourages her family to do the same.  On discovering the importance of sports in schools in Tanzania , Chelsea used facebook to ask friends and groups to donate soccer shirts, cleats and balls.
Thanks Chelsea!
As a youth Chelsea knows the value of recycling and was delighted to discover that we use bottle depot funds to feed children with HIV/Aids at the Kahama Hospital’s Care & Treatment Centre.  You guessed it – our recycle donations have gone up!
Kids these days -  hey?

Check out the previous youth blogs to read about the Okanagan children and youth who understand how interconnected we are with other cultures and are determined to make a difference. 


For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation contact me , mail to The One Person Project, 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z5  donate on-line or make a payment into our account at the Summerland Credit Union (Summerland, British Columbia).  

           
Asante Sana!
Thank you!


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