Jessica Baxendale

A tribute to Mick Statham

Fundraising for Friends of KCEM
raised of £3,000 target
In memory of Mick Statham
Friends of KCEM

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We raise funds for KCEM in Tanzania to support an education centre / pre-school


A cause close to Mick's heart is the education centre and pre-school in Tanzania that his daughter, Jess, set up in 2004. In Mick's final hours, Jess promised him she would renovate the playground there in his memory so he could always hear the sound of the children laughing on the roundabout.

Mick is well loved by the staff and students in Tanzania. He visited the centre just after it was built, and has supported it ever since both financially and professionally. Mick helped Jess to arrange a teacher exchange programme bringing 5 teachers over to the UK to train at Mick's school with the support of fellow colleagues, with 2 teachers staying in Mick and Helen's home. More recently he participated in a fundraiser running 5k a day, which he trained for and completed whilst battling metastatic cancer. Mick was immensely proud of the education centre and the difference it continues to make to a whole community in Tanzania. He believed that education can transform lives and dedicated his working life to this.

Your donation will be used to renovate our highly popular playground. Mick would have been delighted for it to be a safe and happy space again for all the local children to use. We plan to install a plaque there in his memory. If more money is raised, we will update this page with our list of key priorities so you can see what the money is to be spent on, and the direct impact you will be having.

If you would like to become a regular giver, receive our newsletter or get involved, please speak to Jess.

KCEM education centre - free education to change lives

Please view the gallery of photos above to see the difference we make. LivLife (our UK based charity) funds at KCEM per year:

• 14 members of staff receiving stable pay

• 45 children with pre-school childcare 6 days a week

• 120 adults supported through computing, business, English, French, Swahili and tailoring classes

• 8550 meals of porridge provided for the pre-school children!

KCEM = Kituo Cha Elimu Meserani, translated from Swahili to English = Meserani Education Centre. KCEM education centre and pre-school is located in Meserani village, near Arusha in Northern Tanzania.

Thanks for reading about this cause that Mick felt so passionate about.

About the charity

Friends of KCEM

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KCEM is there to support a whole community of people in Tanzania - offering an opportunity to have an education they otherwise wouldn't have had. It is an adult education centre, a pre-school and a safe, supportive space.

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