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Janet Chapman

For only £6 you can provide a solar light to a school student and their family in one of the poorest areas of Tanzania.

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Tanzania Development Trust

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Donations accepted until 30-04-2020

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Tanzania Development Trust is a very small charity and we are all volunteers – therefore every pound donated goes on projects. This is why we can provide these lights so cheaply. We have a long track record of working in Tanzania for over forty years, and have local representatives in each of the regions we work in. Project officers from the UK often visit the schools we work with, at their own expense, and see at first hand the difference these lights make.

Event details

Donating solar lights to Tanzanian school students

Students in the schools we support often walk for up to three hours each way to school. When they get home they have to collect water before they can study. Their villages do not have electricity and solar lights are beyond the
reach of their families who are subsistence farmers living on around £1 a day. Yet students are determined to study as they know that education is their route out of poverty.

So they learn by candle light or kerosene lamp, which damages their lungs, when their families can afford it. Your student will have been specially selected to receive a light by their school because of their particularly poor background and dedication to their studies.

Not only will this gift transform the lives of the student and their family, it will also help the environment. Each solar lantern saves a tonne of carbon every 10 years.

Event date

22-November-2016 00:00  - 
31-January-2020 00:00

Event type

Solar Lights for Christmas

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Wishing a Happy Christmas to all my siblings, remembering dear Mum.
Donation by Jojo
on 14-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by AnnAnonymous
on 26-11-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-12-2016
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-12-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Given on behalf of our 4 grandchildren
Donation by Ann Burgess
on 03-12-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-12-2016
£5.00 gift aid
let there be light!
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-11-2016
£7.50 gift aid
Ndudu, I hope this helps with your studies Bahati Njema Dr Nigel Speight
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-11-2016
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-11-2016
£7.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-11-2016
£15.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,150.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,150.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,355.00

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