The Volunteer Projects
|TVP July 2011
In this issue:
• Main Story - Donor Shipment Arrives
• What's New? - Intern Position Open
• Featured Projects - Teaching
• Latest News
• Downloads & Links
Chicken Coop Produces Eggs
We are delighted to announce that our first micro-project, a Chicken Coop in a partner orphanage, has begun producing income-generating eggs!
In March we puchased 200 chicks to populate the coop that we'd built using a donation from a group of volunteers from Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland in 2010. The chickens were supposed to begin laying eggs in November 2011 but have matured already which means that we are ahead of schedule.
The benefits of the Chicken Coop include the following:
1.Provide food for the staff and children of the Orphanage
2.Provide income by the sale of excess eggs
3.Create employment for someone to feed and care for the chickens
The revenue produced will also be used to purchase feed for the chickens which costs $150 per month although we are constantly seeking funding for this.
Volunteer Donation Will Help Hundreds
This month we received an extremely generous donation from a group of volunteers from Kilkenny, Ireland. The donation will be used in numerous Projects which include the building of a kitchen in one of our partner orphanages and the provision of running water and electricity in another.
Other funds will be used to equip the Womens Project with sewing machines and furniture and more will go towards a HIV/AIDS Outreach Programme.
More still will go towards further initiatives within KCOS which provides education to over 300 children!
Donor Shipment Arrives
This month we sent a shipment from Dublin to Dar Es Salaam containing the instruments for the Moshi School of Music and other donated items.
These other items included medical supplies doanted by a TVP volunteer and childrens books donated by the Irish educational childrens book publishers 'The Educational Company of Ireland (EDCO)' and 'Folens'.
The books will be used in our partner orphanages and nursery schools while the medical supplies will also be distributed to worthy Projects.
As we could only ship the delivery as far as Dar Es Salaam the in-country team had to endure an 18 hour round trip to collect it. This involved an overnight drive from Moshi during an extremely busy period and we are very grateful for their efforts.
While this was the first shipment we've ever sent we hope it will not be the last!
Sponsorship Required as New School Year Approaches
13 children in one of our partner Orphanages are hoping to begin/return to school in September. Unfortunately, however, without sponsorship for school fees many will not get the chance.
School fees range from €50 (Nursery) to €110 (6th Class) per term depending on the age/level of the student. A uniform costs €22 while lunch costs from €7 to €25 depending on age/level.
If you would like to sponsor an orphans education you can contact us here.
Do you want to fight poverty in the Developing World?
If you are interested in supporting our work and staying involved in International Development there are many ways to do this.
You can help us to recruit volunteers, make regular donations, sponsor specific Projects or hold fundraisers in your college, workplace or community.
More information on this can be found here!
Intern Position Open
Last month we announced the arrival of a new Head Of Marketing to TVP. Unfortunately Abdul has since left us to focus on college and we are seeking an Intern to take his place.
The role will be quite varied and include fundraising, marketing, recruitment and admin duties all in the context of International Development and Aid.
The position should appear
Construction Work Commences on Projects
Construction work has just begun on numerous Projects including the building of kitchens in KCOS Nursery. This will be followed by the building of a kitchen and painting of a partner orphanage and the provision of electricity and running water in another.
Volunteers assist local builders in Building Projects.
More to come on this in our August Newsletter.
Education is the cornerstone of any successful society and Teaching plays a vital role in our humanitarian efforts in East Africa. Other Projects, including Orphanage Work and Gender Inequality/Womens Group, also involve teaching. While a qualification in Teaching is obviously an advantage no experience is neccessary as training and sample lesson plans are provided pre-departure.
We have a number of options for those wishing to teach...you can spend a full day in a primary school, nursery or young offenders home, you can teach in an orphanage, HIV/AIDS or Womens Project, you can even combine Projects by spending mornings in a nursery and afternoons in secondary, adult, school completion or the young offenders home!
More info can be found in the Downloads & Links section.
EYV Roadshow Comes To Ireland
2011 is the European Year of Volunteering (EYV) and the EYV Roadshow is visiting 27 cities around Europe throughout the year.
Dublin is the 17th stop and TVP will be there to take part in the week-long event!
The EYV Roadshow will be visiting Dublin from Monday 22nd - Friday 26th August. The venue for the various exhibitions is EC House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
TVP will have a stand on Thursday 25th August to promote our volunteer opportunities and everyone from past to future volunteers and interested members of the public are welcome!
More information on the European Year of Volunteering can be found in the Downloads & Links section.
World Cup 2014
Tanzania are to play Chad for a place in the World Cup 2014 African Qualifying Group C which contains Ivory Coast, Morocco and Gambia.More here.
Tanzanian Women Encouraged To Breastfeed
Women in Tanzania are being encouraged to breastfeed to combat malnutrition and disease. Tanzania has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the world and malnutrition contributes to over half of all child deaths. More here.
Farming Key To Development
A recent initiative by Oxfam aims to increase the capacity and productivity of subsistence farmers and identified the "huge untapped potential of small-scale farmers in developing countries".
Downloads & Links
• Our Website
• Join us on Facebook
• Teaching Projects
• EYV Roadshow - Europe
• EYV Roadshow - Ireland
• Folens Publishing
• EDCO Publishing
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