3 weeks ago

Trade Aid
Trade Aid's environmental and conservation work continues ...Our beekeeping project which started with one man, Saidi, and his hives has expanded. We are now helping a group of local ladies (most of them widows) to run a business making and selling honey and other bee products - wax, perfume, soap and candles. Last weekend saw a 2 day training course at the Old Boma. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Trade Aid
We thought you might be interested to read a little more about the Mikindani museum, mentioned last month in connection with the National Torch visit. Trade Aid’s Mikindani Museum has now been open for four busy years. Many thousands of people, most of them youngsters from the region’s schools and colleges along with other visitors from further afield, have come to learn more about Mikindani’s eventful history and rich culture.The museum tells the region’s long story - from its earliest African settlers, progressing through the centuries to present times. Today’s inhabitants are key contributors, speaking of their own lives as part of the museum’s expanding oral history project. The Mikindani committee members responsible for overseeing the installation have seen that the venture is a great success. The museum (makumbusho in Swahili: ’a place of memories’) fulfils their ambition that communal pride should be strengthened and the town’s prestige enhanced. The official listing as one of Tanzania’s Conservation Zones has significantly raised the profile of the town and its museum Development continues. The enclosed area behind the building is being transformed into an open-air section, allowing the display of larger acquisitions such as a dugout canoe and enormous pottery vessels. A garden (‘shamba’) is being planted to show some of the crops grown in the town’s vegetable plots. The yard also serves as a meeting place for groups to be offered introductory talks before viewing the displays inside the building.Karibu! Jamila Mohamedi, the museum’s trainee manager, welcomes you to Makumbusho ya Mikindani.Follow the Mikindani Museum on Facebook www.facebook.com/MIKINDANI.Tanzania ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Trade Aid
We are extremely pleased to announce that our 44th graduation ceremony took place on Saturday 11 September at the Old Boma. Our 20 graduates were proud to receive their certificates from ourguest of honour - the Mayor of Mtwara-Mikindani, Shadida Ndile. She is the first female Mayor in the history of the Mtwara-Mikindani Municipality. Originally from Mikindani, she is an active member of Trade Aid Local Committee. ... See MoreSee Less
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June 7

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 took an unexpected turn and […]

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April 26

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 children to attend a specialist […]

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January 18

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 escaped a future without an […]

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January 17

Matthew Maddocks

The GEP works to reduce inequality in the opportunities given to young men and women in contexts like Tanzania. I am pleased to support it in the knowledge that funds are spent on the ground and on tangible barriers to school education, such as uniform costs and examination fees. Success could mean a woman gaining […]

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January 17

Tracy Cox

In the Western World we take so much for granted like education, equal opportunities and employment, however in Tanzania the opportunities are not so great.  I wanted to help in  giving a child of Tanzania the opportunity to achieve an education and to have the opportunities we in the Western World take for granted and […]

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January 16

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 to bring more responsible tourism […]

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January 5

Julia Cotton

“I am very grateful and honoured to have been given the opportunity to sponsor a child through GEP.    I have confidence in the management of this project in that I know that my monthly donation is being used directly to support a child who is experiencing challenging life circumstances to be given the opportunity […]

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