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Celebrating Conservation

Celebrating Conservation

At Trade Aid nothing makes us happier than seeing the local community come together for a celebration, and that’s exactly what’s been happening in Mikindani. Since the announcement of the conservation area in August 2017, we’ve been working with The Old Boma and the local community to find a way […]

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GEP: A Bright Future

GEP: A Bright Future

2019 has started with a bang for our GEP programme. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Trade Aid have now helped three young women reach secondary school!  As Husna, Ajili and Ratifa begin their journey into form 1. Today we take look back at how these young women have […]

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CEP – the New GEP

CEP – the New GEP

Our newly renamed and more inclusive Child Equality Programme (CEP) starts 2021 with 26 students on the programme. These children are progressing through primary and secondary school with our help in supplying necessary school equipment, and some are now entering college in Mtwara. Trade Aid is also supporting two deaf […]

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2021 Mayors Football Competition

2021 Mayors Football Competition

Sunday 30 May saw the opening ceremony for the Mayors Football Cup, of which Trade Aid was a sponsor.   The ceremony was held at the newly renovated sports ground which was opened by TARI (Tanzanian Agriculture Research Institute).   There was an air of excitement and fun, and even though the weather […]

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1 week ago

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Sunday 30 May saw the opening ceremony for the Mayors Football Cup, of which Trade Aid was a sponsor.The ceremony was held at the newly renovated sports ground which was opened by TARI (Tanzanian Agriculture Research Institute). There was an air of excitement and fun, and even though the weather took an unexpected turn and started raining that did not stop a large section of the community from participating. There was a wide range of activities such as comedy skid, 100m sprints, chicken chase, eating competition, and netball just to name a few. The main event was a football match between two wards - Naliendele vs Magomeni which ended in a draw. Trade Aid sponsored the jerseys for 6 municipal Mikindani wards, which were presented by the Mayor herself and the guest of honour, the Regional Commissioner. ...
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3 weeks ago

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Fatuma Mnaunda grinding rice in Mikindani on her family’s mill ...
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2 months ago

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The significance of Mikindani in the history of East Africa was recognised when it was declared a Heritage Site in 2017, the year of the establishment of the town’s museum. That same year the cleaning and renovation of the town’s HAIKATA WELL, fed by a natural spring, was also completed. Fresh water has been drawn from the pool since Arab traders sailed into the lagoon on their dhows and settled here in these northern outskirts of town.Mikindani’s historic sites are being celebrated in Tanzania on ‘National Monuments Day’. And as it has been for hundreds of years at the Haikata Well, water is being scooped into buckets and people are lingering to exchange greetings and news. But the children who are playing here under the cool shade of the palm trees keep a wary eye on a little island close to the edge of the pool. Legend tells of the snake that lives there – and if the snake was ever to leave, that will signal the end of Mikindani’s prosperity. 🌴🌴🌴🌴 💦💦 🐍 💦💦 🌴🌴🌴🌴. ...
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2 months ago

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❝ KARIBU! ● WELCOME! ❞ ...
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