Africa's Children in Education


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 […]

Never in our Wildest Dreams……… or how an anonymous donation last Christmas is making such a huge difference to Arise School

17th April 2015

In the run up to last Christmas, one of the items on our wish list for Arise School was a new kitchen for Atu, the school cook. Since the school opened just over two years ago, Atu, like so many women throughout Africa, has been cooking the daily porridge for her ever increasing “family” of […]

Arise School – Such an Amazing Learning Opportunity! by Hannah

10th April 2015

Myself and 4 other medical students visited the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania in Summer 2014 as part of our medical elective. Although we were based mainly at a local district general Hospital in the nearby town of Moshi, we were very keen to get involved in local community projects and see all that Tanzania had […]