Following a presentation on the work of ACE earlier this year, last week, pupils of Cronton C.E. Primary School held a Tanzania Learning Week. The children learned all about Tanzania – it’s culture, geography and lifestyle. They also learned how very different school and life in general are for children growing up in Tanzania […]
ACE Highlights of the Year!
19th June 2015
ACE held its first AGM on the 2nd June. Next month will mark 12 months since the charity was registered by the Charity Commission. It has certainly been a very full and busy year. It has also been a very satisfying one in respect of both our development as a charity and progress at Arise […]
The Community working for the Community
12th June 2015
When we were last at Arise School in February, Frank told us that he had been offered some donations of sand, cement and building materials by local businesses to start building a fourth classroom. In addition, members of the community were offering their time and labour free to start building it. We recently received some […]
My Tanzanian Experience – Part two
5th June 2015
Last week, Pauline Brown, Volunteer Coordinator for Kilimanjaro Community Support Project, wrote about her “Tanzanian Experience”. This week, Pauline tells us about some of the personal initiatives she took whilst in Tanzania last year. MY PERSONAL PROJECTS As I have been a volunteer and a Co-ordinator in Tanzania for many years, I know before I […]
MY TANZANIAN EXPERIENCE – by Pauline Brown, Volunteer Co-ordinator, KiCS
29th May 2015
As the Volunteer Co-ordinator for KiCS (Kilimanjaro Community Support Project), a Leeds based NGO linked with Leeds University, I went out to Tanzania with a group of Medical Volunteers in the summer of 2014. The medical volunteers work in the Hospitals in Moshi every day as part of their 4th year medical elective. It is […]
Volunteering Debut at Arise!
22nd May 2015
In mid-June, three young women, Beth, Emily and Tamsin, Geography students at Newcastle University, will be going out to Arise School – our first volunteers through ACE! We are all very excited about this initiative and hope it might set a pattern for future years. They will be assisting the teachers in the classrooms and […]
Wearing Different Hats for ACE! – a blog written by Barbara, one of our ACE Trustees and a sponsor
16th May 2015
“On their last trip to Tanzania, at the end of February this year, to see firsthand the latest developments at Arise School, Sue and Ron took some hats for the children knitted by one of the staff from Queens Park School, St Helens. These also included two hats knitted by myself. This gave me the […]
A New Term at Arise School!
8th May 2015
On Tuesday, Arise School reopened its doors after the Easter holiday. During the school holiday, work has been underway completing what will eventually become the staffroom. Although in use since January as a makeshift classroom, it still needed the door and windows fitting, plastering and painting. Due to the number of children, it will continue […]
Chicago! Chicago! – The Opportunity of a Lifetime!
1st May 2015
Many of you know that, through ACE, we support a number of individual young people to further their education at a higher level. They are all from very impoverished circumstances and, without our support, this would not be possible. We hope you read the recent blog written by Dorice, one of these young people, about […]
Fruit – Beautiful Fruit!
24th April 2015
One of our lasting memories from our very first trip to Tanzania in early 2008 was the beautiful fruit – mangoes, bananas, papaya, watermelon and pineapple, when in season. Invariably, it is sweet and delicious. Following on from last week’s blog on the new kitchen at Arise School, we thought you might like to know […]