Uganda: A volunteer's experience.


I’m Giulia, I’m 22 and I’m studying biotechnology in Milan and Paris. I’m studying malaria, a big deal in Africa. The past summer I’ve been in Makondo and Ondati as a “Teach a Man to Fish” volunteer, teaching the secondary school students a health course and running computer training.

Rwanda: Cyiza Aubin an IT Mogul in the making?


An example to his peers, Cyiza joined Ahazaza in 2006 when it first opened. Since then he has been top of his class, having also excelled in all performance arts activities. He tells us that it did not all come naturally: 

November at La Bastila - Final Year Business Plan Presentations!!!


As part of their last year of classes at La Bastilla, we felt that the final year students should learn about how to write a business plan and over the course of the second semester write their own plan to present as part of their graduation. The students mostly worked in pairs and chose a range of businesses including chickens, coffee cultivation, pig breeding, vegetables, a bakery and an internet café! Having taken classes since July and progressively written the various sections of their plan, the last week in November was chosen for the presentations.  

October at La Bastilla - the Teach A Man To Fish annual conference!

October was an extremely exciting month here at La Bastilla as we prepared to host the 5th international Teach A Man To Fish conference; Educ

Kenya: Akeyo's Story

Kenya: November's news...

The rain just keeps coming and Ondati feels like an island in a sea of mud. However, this doesn’t stop progress and a lot has happened this month.

The beginning of the month was exam time and the boarders could be seen studying late in the classrooms late into the night under the light of a new battery bought with project income. The students kept up their hard work in the projects, despite the academic pressures, illustrating that partaking in the school businesses is becoming a routine for Ondati girls.

Bolivia: The Class of 2011

The end of 2011, brings with it the end of another school year and the graduation of five of CEAA’s students. Ernesto, Fabian, Carlos, José and Zenón have spent the last three years learning how to look after cows, when to harvest honey, what diseases a citrus tree may develop and most importantly, that everything starts with a business plan.

Uganda: Meet Nasaka Gorette.

Nasaka Gorette is a 15 year old female student in her first year of secondary school at St Denis. Her close family consists of Mum, Dad and her baby sister and she lives in Kyamukama village, a 30 minute walk from St Denis, when she’s not boarding at school during term time. She is originally from the Eastern Region of Uganda and therefore speaks Lugishu as well as English and the local language in Makondo, Luganda. Nasaka’s mum is a store owner selling everyday items, and her Dad is a farmer with 9 acres of land, growing bananas, cabbages, sweet potatoes and beans.

Rwanda: to the Future…

It was about 3 months ago that TAMTF arrived at Ahazaza Independent School. Ahazaza, meaning the 'Future' in Kinyarwanda, is an initiative of a small group of residents of Muhanga District that aims to provide quality education to children in a rural area. 

News: Jet-Set Challenge 2011 Launches

Fundraising challenge for students....

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