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£520raised of £800 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £520 to Visit Umoja in Tanzania. Umoja provides education and welfare support to vulnerable young people in Tanzania.

    Funded on Wednesday, 1st May 2019

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    In June 2019, I will be visiting Umoja in Eastern Tanzania, and I will be accompanied by another Rotarian from Braunton Caen Rotary. The Umoja Centre provides education and welfare support to the most vulnerable young people in Tanzania. Depending on their academic performance, skills and career choice, they are supported through either vocational training, college, or university. This project enables the students to gain control over their lives, improve self-confidence and find meaningful employment.

    Our Rotary Club of Braunton Caen has a special interest in UMOJA, and we have been sponsoring students since 2013. In 2015, as part of a social enterprise programme, our club provided funding towards the cost of sewing machines and training in sewing skills, product development and marketing.

    While at Umoja, I will be assisting them with social media and marketing, and I will prepare promotional videos to help publicise the charity. I want to engage with the students to better my understanding of their aspirations for the future, some of whom will also be studying a degree like myself. In addition, I plan to take a group of students to the local Rotary Clubs in Arusha, Tanzania, in an attempt to forge a link between UMOJA and the local Rotary Club. Finally, we wish to research how we can support them in the future, with a view to applying for a global grant to enable them to further develop their centre.

    I am now fund raising in earnest, not only towards the cost of the trip but also so that I can make a donation to the UMOJA charity. My plans include organising a Bennings breakfast’ event, and writing to some of the local business. L Clarke and Sons, Co Andrews and Philip J Milton & Company Plc have already supported my cause.

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      Supporters

      15

      • Paula Byrom

        Paula Byrom

        Apr 26, 2019

        A further donation for UMOJA

        £15.00

      • Barnes Family

        Barnes Family

        Apr 24, 2019

        £10.00

      • Stephen Lay

        Stephen Lay

        Apr 10, 2019

        Sorry, only £50 premium bond winnings this month!

        £50.00

      • Stephen Lay

        Stephen Lay

        Mar 11, 2019

        You are gettting my Premium Bond winnings!

        £75.00

      • Chris Andrews

        Chris Andrews

        Mar 5, 2019

        Good luck with the fundraising!

        £100.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Feb 23, 2019

        From Leon and Steph

        £20.00

      • Samantha  Hammond

        Samantha Hammond

        Jan 29, 2019

        Just a little bit to help you on your way :) x

        £10.00

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