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Jeannie Turner's family

Jeannie Turner's family is crowdfunding

raised of £1,500 target by 72 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to VIPAJI VYETU ORGANIZATION in Mwanza, Tanzania. In memory of Jeannie Turner following her death on 25th August 2020.

Mwanza, Tanzania.

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Jocelyn and Costansia from Vipaji Vyetu explain what the organisation does:
“Vipaji Vyetu” means “Our Gifts/Talents” in Swahili.
Through the various projects of Vipaji Vyetu Organization we strive
to empower people throughout the city of Mwanza to discover their unique gifts and talents, and thereby improve their quality of life. Three of our projects work with women and vulnerable children. We are excited to share with you briefly about each of these. When a woman is empowered she then lifts up her entire family. With each family lifted up, the life of the community improves. Education is always the key. Whether offering training in handicrafts, life skills, leadership or entrepreneurship, all of our projects focus on education.

1. Chanua Project : Chanua means “Blossom” in Swahili and it helps women and children in need to do just that! Through training in making handicrafts, women are able to increase their income and
thereby improve the quality of life for themselves and their children. Tutoring programs boost not only the children’s academic performance but also their self-esteem. This is especially important
for children who are orphans.

2. Uzima Centre : Uzima means “Fullness of Life” and that is what we want each person to achieve.
This project for adults and children living with HIV, as well as other vulnerable children, provides assistance with healthcare and schooling. There is a special handicraft program for the teens.

3. Lulu Project : Lulu means “Pearl” and this project teaches young, single mothers that they are each a “priceless pearl.” Together they discover their talents, plan their futures, start small businesses and learn to make beautiful handicrafts. This 10 month program encourages cooperation, courage
and creativity. Some of the graduates are chosen to train as Lulu Facilitators, enabling the project to reach more and more young mothers.

Together these projects reach approximately 300 families.

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  • Jeannie Turner's family8 months ago
    Jeannie Turner's family

    Jeannie Turner's family

    8 months ago

    The organisation have sent some photos of people grateful for the donations.

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  • Jeannie Turner's family10 months ago
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    10 months ago

    Thank you for all of your donations. The funds raised so far have been sent to Vipaji Vyetu to help them continue their work.

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  • Jeannie Turner's family11 months ago
    Jeannie Turner's family

    Jeannie Turner's family

    11 months ago

    Thank you all for your generosity in helping is reach over £1200 before her funeral yesterday, is means a lot to know that even though you couldn't all be there Jeannie was still in your thoughts and the money will be able to help so many people in her memory. X

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Page last updated on: 2/28/2021 13.23



  • Alex


    Feb 28, 2021

    Happy birthday mum, love you 3000. Waiting for this lockdown to finish so we can scatter your ashes in the ocean. Got some trips planned for when we can finally travel again and will sort the house .


  • Orla Douse

    Orla Douse

    Jan 5, 2021

    Heartbroken to find out that Jeannie passed away last August . Though we didn’t see her often in recent years she was a dear friend . Am honoured to donate to a cause so close to her heart .


  • Anonymous


    Oct 23, 2020

    Last one mum. Love you. Hope you will guide me to do better in life as life goes on. I'm sure you will X

  • The family of the Federation of St Cuthbert's & St Sebastian's

    The family of the Federation of St Cuthbert's & St Sebastian's

    Oct 1, 2020

    Jeannie was a lady of many talents and was inspirational to the pupils and staff who had the good fortune to know her. We will always remember her fondly in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Debbie Miles

    Debbie Miles

    Sep 30, 2020

    Missing you Jeannie xx


  • Sinead Harmey

    Sinead Harmey

    Sep 29, 2020

    I'm very sorry for your loss. God bless Jeannie


  • Barbara Wilson

    Barbara Wilson

    Sep 21, 2020


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Mwanza, Tanzania.

Jeannie had taught in Mwanza and always felt a connection to that area. During a visit in 2016 she attended an event held by the organisers of Vipaji Vyetu that was also attended by some of the women who benefited from the activities. She was keen to support the organisation.

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