Tarime

Sewing for Social Enterprise

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Sewing for Social Enterprise

Thank you to Rodger Willows for refurbishing the many “Singer” sewing machines that you have been able to source in Tasmania. Abdallah has been transporting them to the Mtana Women’s Group where they will commence their new life developing social enterprise.

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The joy safe clean water brings to Tarime

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These kids are from Surubu, the community in which CfA built its first deep water well. It was really great to see how healthy and happy they were looking, although it really showed us how badly the other communities surrounding Tarime need access to clean drinking water.  Care for Africa’s mobile health clinics obviously made a big impression on the kids as well, because as we were leaving a couple of them ran after the ambulance shouting ‘Wilbur the worm’. By SOPHIE...

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Deloraine Rotary sponsor albino child

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This is Saraphina, another of the albinos sponsored through Care for Africa. In Tarime, albino children are hunted by local witch doctors for their body parts. Saraphina lives in a rural community near Tarime; the local school is 1km from her house, and to walk there would be far too dangerous. Her sponsors, the Deloraine Rotary Club, pay for her to attend boarding school in Tarime. Without them, two things are certain: Saraphina would be unable to attend school, and her parents would have to choose between working to support their family, and staying home to keep her safe. Thank you so much...

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Launceston Beekeepers Support Tarime Beekeepers

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The donation of beehives by the Tasmanian Beekeepers Association was so appreciated by the people of Surubu. These hives, and the training that was provided by Western Australian Bee Keeper, David Morrell, during his  volunteer trips in 2011 and 2012, will mean that beekeepers in Surubu no longer have to kill their bees every time they collect the honey. This will make such a difference to their livelihoods, which have flow on effects for the whole community and is sustainable. A very big thank you to the Launceston Beekeepers Association. We have set up six bee keeping groups in the Surubu...

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DR JANE’S DIALOGUE

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DR JANE’S DIALOGUE

Monday was our first real day. I left the innumerable volunteers and paid local staff to go out in the ambulance (two trips) to Kongo village to deworm the kids and check out the sick kids. We have 2 young 3rd year out Victorian docs, Caz and Kat, Billie also 3rd year out, our coordinator, and with us last year and an emergency dept experienced GP from Launceston. We have hired Dr Andrew from last year and Dr Ally from the government hospital, also Dominic a very experienced local nurse, with Diana and 2 other Launceston emergency nurses , a paramedic, a dental prosthesis cum bookkeeper, Dan...

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THE BOARDER

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THE BOARDER

I have just spent 5 gruelling days at the Tanzanian/Kenyan boarder clearing our container. It finally cleared this evening. The container was unpacked, but all our goods are back. I will go to the boarder at 6 tomorrow morning to accompany it’s long awaited journey to Tarime. I imagine I will have a cheer squad waiting to meet us when we arrive.The students and educational team have continued their programs with the community schools. They have really made a difference to our impoverished community schools. Everyone in Tarime just loves them & don’t want the team to leave....

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