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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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1 week 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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3 weeks ago

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❝ KARIBU! ● WELCOME! ❞ ...
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3 weeks ago

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❝ RAMADAN KAREEM ❞In Mikindani, as it is all along the Swahili coast, Ramadani, the last month of the Islamic calendar, is known as ‘Mwezi wa tumu’ – the month of fasting. About 85% of Mikindani’s present population is Muslim. Traditional influences may have less of a hold on young people but those who seldom go to the mosque will do so more often during the next four weeks. There are seven mosques in town and from the oldest, Msikiti Magengeni, the call to prayer will be drifting across the tropical air to the nearby Mikindani Museum. HERI YA MFUNGO!.https://twitter.com/MikindaniMuseum. ...
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1 month ago

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21:21 x 6 Appeal from Trade Aid UKFurther Education Student SupportI know that many of you will have already supported the Child Equality Project through Trade Aid and will know of the amazing results that have been achieved over the last twenty years for many poor children living in Mikindani. Now we have a slightly different, but very exciting development.Several of our young students have progressed to a high enough standard of achievement to apply to the local college in Mtwara to study a vocational training course. These courses cover career training in accountancy, nursing or carpentry for example and I would like to firstly congratulate them for their hard work in achieving so much often against the odds.Like the UK, these students do whatever they can to supplement their tuition fees and living costs by working where they can and their families can sometimes contribute to help them.They have come so close to their goals, so could you help them please?A year at college costs about £125 in Tanzania. Broken down, this amounts to about £21 per month for 6 months. Do you think you could help a student finish their education by supporting them in this way? If you think you can, please contact Pam on info@tradeaiduk.org.We can directly link you to a student, or can just let you know the progress of the project as a whole. Whatever you decide we thank you for reading this appeal. ...
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