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April 2020

Covid Training and Supplies.

£6000 was provided for the training of volunteers and supplies. To try and prepare for Covid which was now sweeping the world

Supplies included thermometers, masks, gloves and sanitiser. Volunteers were trained and sent village to village to try and prepare people.

A further £5750 was provided in May to improve some of the previously funded water projects at Mlunde Lunde and Mpeta.  This investment would keep the projects going and by installing pumps, make them safer in terms of Covid.

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Rondo Ngara Dispensary

The Rondo dispensary is a diocese of Massasi dispensary, which serves the 7 villages of Mnara, Mitango, Chikombe, Ligana, Ntene A, Nitene B, Mtakuja and Mkanga.

Diocese of Massasi Dispensary

3 major objectives were identified by the Diocese to improve the Dispensary.

  1. Waiting mothers house. Maternity Unit.
  2. Medical waste incinerator
  3. A Motorcycle to provide transport for medical outreach services

£11,500 in funding was provided to enable the construction of the waiting house, incinerator and purchase of a motorcycle.

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Girl’s Hostel Marika

Funding has been provided to construct a hostel at Marika secondary School. The Hostel will enable 80 students to be accommodated. It will improve the opportunities of many girls who would otherwise drop out of the education system early. It will be a safe environment which is important.

The government will employ a matron to ensure the project keeps running

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Chidya OPD

New building of Chidya health centre at south Tanzania, for Masasi people, project funded by African Palms, selling palm crosses

The Chidya out patients department serves a number of villages including Namaunya, Ngalinje, Chiwata, Namdimba and Mkudumba.  It is the only health centre in that area so people are really reliant on the services it provides. However it was built in 1954 and was in such a state of disrepair that the government had threatened to close it down. The plan proposed by the diocese of Masasi was to construct new buildings including  a laboratory,  and also to install solar panels and proper rainwater harvesting systems to provide reliable electricity and water supplies essential for healthcare. 

The trust provided £9000 in 2018 and a further £6200 in 2019 to assist with the project.

New building view of Chidya health centre at south Tanzania, for Masasi people, project funded by African Palms, selling palm crosses
New building for Chidya health centre
New building view of Chidya health centre at south Tanzania, for Masasi people, project funded by African Palms, selling palm crosses
New building for Chidya health centre
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Namikunda Primary School

a kid standing at Namikunda primary school, a village where palm crosses are made, project funded by African Palms, help to build more classrooms

Namikunda is one of the villages where the Palm Crosses are made. Discussions with the village elders and the diocese of Masasi came to the conclusion that instead of a water project the village would benefit more from investment in its school.

In the three years 2017, 2018 and 2019 £13,000 has been provided to help construct a number of new classrooms for the Namikunda primary school.

kids at Namikunda primary school, a village where palm crosses are made, project funded by African Palms, help to build more classrooms
Kids at Namikunda Primary School