Ireland Involved Awards
We were honoured and delighted that two TVP volunteers made the shortlist in the International Development section for the Ireland Involved Awards 2011.
While numerous volunteers were nominated Jackie Cullen and Jenny Kane were chosen by the judging panel due to the impact that their groups sizeable donation will have on Tanzanian communities long after their return home.
Some TVP volunteers have continued to work for communities in Tanzania upon their return to Ireland and have raised significant sums which will be used to alleviate poverty and provide education to those in our partner Projects.
Roberta Vanini organised a 'Happy Hour' which included a raffle and raised almost €1000 while Irene Breen ran a Pub Quiz which raised a similar amount.
Other volunteers such as Sabine Moebs, Isobel Connolly and Ruth Quinn are working hard to raise sponsorship for many of the children they worked with in Tanzania.
We now have a dedicated Sponsorship Account which will lead to increased income arising from tax incentives ensuring that your sponsorship is doubly effective. Conact us for more information on this.
We would like to thank all our volunteers who have been engaged in fundraising and sponsorship before and after your Placement and all our other volunteers who have helped us inour mission over the last year.
We have a number of upcoming fundraisers and any help available will be much appreciated.
- 21st December: Public Collection, M1 Retail Park, Drogheda, 9 AM - 6 PM
- 3rd February: Public Collection, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15, 9 AM - 6 PM
- 4th & 5th February: Public Collection, Pavillions Shopping Centre, Swords, 9 AM - 6 PM
- 9th & 10th March: Public Collection, Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnham, 9 AM - 6 PM
- 9th & 10th June: Bag-Packing, Marks & Spencer, Dundrum Shopping Centre, 9 AM - 6 PM
New Project Prospectii
We have produced a new Prospectus for our
Gender Inequality Projects.
Feel free to check them out and contact us if you are interested in working on any of these Projects!
Tanzanian Independence Day
On the 9th December 2011 Tanzania celebrated it's 50th year of independence!
To mark the event Ambassador Mongella of Tanzania addressed a packed audience in the Irish Aid Centre in Dublin.
Ambassador Mongella is a leading international figure in Women's Rights and pan-African politics and was inspiring in her speech.
The event was organised by David Nyaluke of DCU's
Centre of International Studies (CIS)
and was a huge success.
More on Ambassador Mongella here
Kilimanjaro Airport To Get Upgrade
Kilimanjaro is being upgraded due to the rise in tourism and passenger traffic over the past decade.
In 2002 the airport dealt with 200,000 passengers but this figure is expected to reach over 600,000 this year.
Worst Flooding in Generations Wreaks Havoc
Many parts of southeast Asia, including Thailand and Cambodia, experienced some of the worst flooding in 50 years in Autumn.
With thousands of livelihoods, families and communities devastated by the water the country is still in need of financial assistance.
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