December 1, 2020 admin

Good news again. Ngulu dispensary has just got their rainwater harvesting tank. The photo shows the dispensary management committee happy about the tank. The dispensary is in Mwanga district at the southern end of Pare mountains on the dry plains. Water shortage has been that bad that the dispensary has even needed to ask pregnant…

November 20, 2020 admin

Taas on rakennettu sadevedenkeruutankki. Se valmistui Kiverengen alakoululle Mwangaan. Kiverenge on Mgagaossa, jossa muutama vuosi sitten rakensimme vesitankkeja yli 80:een kotiin. Siellä oli valtava motivaatio toimia ryhmissä ja kerätä rahaa vesitankkeihin, koska alue on niin kuiva ja vesipula vaivaa jatkuvasti. Nyt Mgagaon koordinaattoriopettaja on niin innostunut ratkaisemaan koulujen vesiongelmaa, että pyytää vesitankkia kaikille Mgagaon koululle…

October 27, 2020 admin

One school has again got an improved stove and a chance to save 50-75% in their firewood consumption. This makes a big difference not only to the budget of the school but to the tree resources in the surrounding environment. And, not the least, the cook together with the children helping her enjoy, as they…

October 11, 2020 admin

The UMAUKI builder team completed a water tank yesterday at Ngulu primary school in Mwanga. Ngulu is the first village from the tarmac when you head behind the Pare mountains from Lembeni. The team was Ernest, Florens, Rama, Apendaeli and Saidi Daudi. The latter is Daudi’s son whom Daudi has taught to build gutters as…

August 26, 2020 admin

Last weekend a water tank was completed at Nyerere secondary school in Lembeni. Lembeni is a little place in Mwanga district where we in earlier years (2009-2013) helped farmer groups to obtain household size water tanks. This time the builder group was a bit different as Ernest from Kisangiro, Mwanga took the responsibility of overseeing…

July 30, 2020 admin

Builders decided to continue building for schools after a long corona break and completed a water tank for Mengeni secondary school yesterday. This is great news even if health threat lingers in the background of everyone’s minds. This tank was funded by Heidi. Thank you! Builders were Ndanu, Mandela, Antipasi, Iddy and Musa. Musa built…

July 19, 2020 admin

(ALLA SUOMEKSI) As it seemed risky for the builders to travel to the schools by public transport, we decided to halt our activities in March and see how the situation develops. At the same time LWDO, our partner organization that was established in 2017 practically stopped functioning. So we also lacked a channel to send more…

April 16, 2020 admin

Many little but significant activities have taken place at the beginning of 2020 in the field of environmental conservation and environmental education that I haven’t written about before. Samuel and Oscar from the indigenous trees nursery led a tree nursery training for 5th and 6th graders at Nanga on the 23rd of January. During the…

March 22, 2020 admin

A week ago on Saturday builders completed a stove for Mlembea primary school in Rombo. This is a fourth stove in a row on the same trip for the fundis, Ndanu, Iddy, Antipasi and Tumaini. The previous week they built at Kiishi, Mengeni and Olele. All four builders remained in Rombo to built this last…

March 13, 2020 admin

Two stoves were completed at the same time this week. They were built in two neighboring schools of Olele primary and Mengeni primary in Rombo. Both were funded by donations from J-P and M. The schools naturally contributed their part of the costs, and hosted and fed the builders. Ndanu and Tumaini built the Mengeni…