After months of planning, team EdUKaid came together with children, parents, teachers, village leaders, dignitaries and the Mikindani community to celebrate 20 years of EdUKaid's work in the area.

Expect the unexpected!

Our Chair of Trustees, Tim Varney, had travelled to Mikindani to join in the celebrations but a serious security concern relating to risks to Westerners in the area meant that he had to fly back to Dar es Salaam.  Find out more about Tim's experience here.

The show must go on

Despite the disappointment of not having Tim at the event - the event carried on and was a huge success.  Held at Msijute Primary School, the day started with EdUKaid staff giving demonstrations of our work.  This included examples of the Montessori teaching method, making learning resources and our inclusion focused activities.

Children from EdUKaid partner schools gave wonderful performances showing how they benefit from EdUKaid's activities including Rahaleo Deaf Class who demonstrated the challenges that hearing impaired children face in accessing an education.  Girls who have benefited from EdUKaid's Inclusion Project also performed some of the empowerment songs and dances they have learnt and pre-primary classes proudly showed of the costumes they had made.

The day ended with an award ceremony for children who had performed well in EdUKaid's Mock Examination Programme and schools who had excelled through our range of education focused projects.

Familiar faces

We were delighted to welcome many children who had benefited from EdUKaid's child Sponsorship Programme over the past 20 years including Dr Daudi George who is now working as a Medical Practitioner and Anna Lusambo who qualified as an accountant thanks to EdUKaid donors.