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…

March 2, 2020 admin

Stove again! Now at Mengeni secondary school. This is nextdoor to Uruwa secondary where we built a tank in September last year. This tank was funded by Sustainable Global Gardens , SGG (http://www.sustainableglobalgardens.org.uk/). This organisation is a new contact that I got in conjunction with building the stove at Wama funded by the Sherwood Sunrisers…

February 22, 2020 admin

Here are some interesting pictures of the check-dams and terraces from my January visit. After all the difficulties with getting the check-dams (and the gully walls) to endure the pressure of water two of them – the ones that were repaired carefully with some new innovations – have now performed very well. Over 1.5 meters…

February 22, 2020 admin

On Thursday Ndanu transported bricks and other materials for four schools by a large lorry. These are for stove building at Mengeni secondary, Olele primary, Mengeni primary and Mlembea primary. So stove building will be going on continuously for some time. Torstaina Ndanu kuljetti tiilet ja muut materiaalit neljälle koululle isolla kuorma-autolla. Näistä rakennetaan hellat…

February 22, 2020 admin

On monday a stove was completed at Kiishi primary school. Kiishi is higher up on the mountain. We have allowed our stove building work to extend on the slopes of the mountain as wasting firewood is not acceptable anywhere. And getting a smoke free kitchen is of course as important there as anywhere else. (Water…