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BUSINESS COURSE

February 2019

 

We have just performed a 10 day business course for 26 of the students in the school. The course was held by Anniette Tonen from Fit for learning in Amsterdam. The course was fantastic, and the last day we opened three shops in the school. This is one bakery, one shop for sale of clothes and sewing, and the last shop for manicure/pedicure, hennapainting and hairstyling. All the students got a certificate for completing the course, and after the sales the students now have a small starting capital for their own business.

 

See pictures in the "Course" section of the gallery.

 

Big thanks to Anniette!

 

General information:

 

We now have teachers for baking three days a week, for english two days a week and for computers two days a week, so the school is frequently used. There are also sewing lessons ongoing.

 

INTERVIEWS OF TEACHERS

September 2018

 

Dream Big Foundation has interviewed several potential English Teachers for the orphans.

 

This teacher will perform regular classes at the School. This will provide a continuity and increase the effect of the teaching.

 

INTERVIEWS OF THE CHILDREN

August 2018

 

We have interviewd the oldest children to find out what they want to do when they finish school.

 

They will need support to get further education.

 

Among the orphans dreams are doctor, teacher and electrician.

 

We also visited them at home, and a big issue and Challenge is that they are cooking all their meals on bonfires inside the houses, and this exposes them for a lot of smoke. We wish to work for a better solution.

 

SPORTS EQUIPMENT

August 2018

 

Ronny has done a great job with collecting sports Equipment from a lot of his friends. This was given to several football teams, to the orphans and to the scouts in Pwani Mchangani and surroundings.

 

This was highly appreciated, and the football teams can now wear the same suits. Earlier they wore ribbons to recognize the teams.

 

Now they are only missing shoes.

 

TRAINING SALON OPENED

29.04.18

 

Salon for manicure/pedicure is now established at School, and the girls are practicing on eachother and the villagers.

 

BAKERY FINISHED

10.04.18

 

The children are now recieving training from a local confectionery, and later they will learn to cook other foods.

 

Pictures of the kitchen, the children baking, and the counter from where they will sell the baking goods will be found in the gallery.

 

BENEFACTORY BIRTHDAY

18.03.18

 

We wish to say a great thanks to Kirsten Fjeld, who desided to let her birthday guests support us rather than to buy her presents.

Also big thanks to all the guests who supported us!

 

We collected over 3300 USD, which is amazing!

 

SEWING COURSE STARTED

12.01.18

 

We have now been able to buy 8 sewing machines, and the training has begun!

 

The girls are interested and clever, so this is going great

 

DENTAL CARE

27.12.17

 

All the children have had a dental check by a dentist.

 

The kids who needed treatment has recieved it.

 

MANI/PEDI COURSE

03.12.17

 

 

16 of the girls have now been learning mani/pedi, and are soon ready to recieve assignements from the hotels, besides the studies.

 

It's hard to describe how much this means to the girls, who will have a better future where they can take care of themselves.

 

Further plan is having a nowegian lady going to Pwani Mchangani in january, to manage assignments for the girls towards the hotels.

This is to secure fair treatment, and to avoid them being exploited.

The girls will then recieve salary from a separate company.

 

Thank you for all your support!

 

 

ENGLISH COURSE

17.07.17

 

Now an agreement has been made with an English teacher, he will have classes wednesday, thursday and saturday.

The kids are now cleaning the school to make it ready for startup!

 

Otherwise, garbage collecting continues on the outside areas of the village. They do this one day of every week.

 

COOPERATION WITH JOHOOO

11.07.17

 

We have now started cooperation with John John's organization, Johooo.

English courses for the children start in about a week in the new school building. The children must master English before they can get IT training and manicure / pedicure training.

Johooo is also working with us to get started with the production of eggs with yellow plums, which will give jobs to more ladies while providing income to our school.

Helpful Orphans has found an are where there is room for 1000 hens, we start with 500.

John John and his folks have looked at the area, and together we will make a proposal for how to build a henhouse.

 

If you wish to know more about Johooo; www.johooo.org

 

TILING

25.06.17

 

Now the construction of the desks and the water tank tower has been completed, and they are well on their way with the tiling of the bathrooms.

 

DESKS FOR THE SCHOOL

18.06.17

 

The market on May 27 received about 850 USD! The money has been sent to our partner, Helpful Orphans, and they have been working well with the construction of desks!

 

They are also building a tower for the water tank.

 

TRAVELOGUE

19.03.17

 

March the 6th two of our volunteers came home from a trip to Zanzibar.

Due to bad connection they did not get to publish any travelogue, but we are now working on translating it to English.

 

We have posted one in nowegian, and if you wish to take a look you can find it by clicking here.

 

WINDOWS ARE IN PLACE

05.02.17

 

Now the windows are in place, and walls and floor inside have been plastered.

The electric work is also finished, and mounting of internal doors are ongoing.

 

In only 3 weeks some of us are travelling to Pwani Mchangani for a little vacation and also to follow up on the project (this is of course paid by our own money). They will send travelogue. 😊

 

WINDOWS, DOORS AND WALLS

28.01.17

 

 

After two benefactors dinners, we have now sent about 1318 USD to our sisterorganization Helpful Orphanage.

The work on windows, internal doors and plastering of internal walls have begun.

Pitures posted in the gallery.

 

GARBAGE REMOVAL

10.01.2017

 

There is no public renovation in Pwani Mchangani, and therefore it is a lot of garbage all over the village.

 

Helpful Orphanage have now begun garbage collection, and have an agreement with the hotels that they will take care of it.

 

There will also be stationed garbage cans around the village.

 

This is an incredible job they have started! 😊

 

Pictures will be posted in the village gallery.

 

UPDATE ON EXTERIOR DOORS

10.01.17

 

Hello!

 

Today we recieved some photos of the exterior doors they have built, these photos will be published in the gallery.

 

Now the doors to the shop, the laundry and the kitchen are finished and mounted, and building of the main door is ongoing.

 

FOOD SUPPLY

03.01.17

 

Hello!

 

Today is that day of the month when our sister organization Helpful Orphanage give the children their monthly supply of food.

Helpful Orphanage pay for the food.

 

Each child gets about 8 kilos every month.

 

DOORS AND ELECTRICS

30.12.16

 

Good evening folks.

 

In order to save some money, they have bought materials and are going to build the exterior doors themselves

 

Gradually the windows will be installed, along with the internal doors.

The electrician work has begun.

 

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS! ❄️

25.12.16

 

Hello!

 

After a very successful bazaar, and selling of gift certificates, we have now sent about 3600 UDS!

The money is expected to be recieved within a weeks time.

 

Because they had some money left over after finishing the roof, they have already started getting the doors and windows!

 

Thank you for all the support so far!

 

Merry christmas and a happy new year to you all!

 

ROOF COMPLETE 😊

13.12.16

 

Hello again.

 

The roof panels are now in place and the roof is finished!

 

This weekend we arranged a bazaar, where we gathered over 1500 USD! The money is now sent to Helpful Orphanage and will be spent on doors and windows.

 

We have also collected about 710 USD from our gift certificates.

 

The total cost for all the doors and windows needed is 3560 USD.

 

If you wish to support us, we really appreciate it!

 

Thank you for all the support so far!

 

STATUS ROOF CONSTRUCTION

02.12.16

 

Hello!

 

We have now recieved pictures from this weeks purchases. You can find the pictures in the gallery.

 

Tomorrow they will begin the work.

 

They are 10 people who will work on this, and they assume to use about one week.

 

We are well on our way, thanks for all the support!

 

STARTUP ROOF CONSTRUCTION

27.11.16

 

Hi there!

 

Now we have transferred a little over 2320 USD for our partners in Pwani Mchangani.

 

They plan to shop required materials on Tuesday, and then get started on building the roof.

 

We continue raising money for doors and windows, which is the next step in the construction. It's important to get the house dense as soon as possible.

 

The price of all the windows are 260 USD. For doors internalthe cost is 910 USD, for the exterior doors to the store, the laundry and the kitchen the price is 700 USD, and for the main door close to 940 USD.

Total cost, a little over 2800 USD.

 

Thanks for all your support!

 

BENEFACTOR DINNER AT RONNY'S

13.11.16

 

Hello friends!

 

Yesterday we had our first fundraiser for the building of the school. We arranged a benefactor dinner at Ronny's last night.

 

We raised 700 US Dollars.

 

Thank you so much for all the support so far!

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