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Tribes Foundation plants more trees

On 6th April we are planting 2000 trees in the Andes in Peru. This is part of The Travel Forest and at last gets some trees planted outside of Africa!

Dan & Luke’s Lazarus Project

Themometer target reached

Hi, we’re Dan (aged 14) and Luke (aged 10). You may not have heard of us but we’re brothers.

We feel that we are very fortunate to have grown up in a very privileged background, and feel that we take the basic things you need to live off for granted, such as food and water.

We’ve decided that we would like to raise some money for children that live in one of the largest slums in Africa. We’ve set ourselves the challenge of trying to raise £1000 by September 4th 2011 – which is the end of our summer holidays.

Most of these children only get one meal a day, and that is from the school that we’re trying to raise money for. It would be nice to feel that we have put a smile on someone’s face and make some people happy.

We’ve thought of lots of different ways to raise money such as sponsored walks, cake sales, mini-fetes, and door-to-door collections. We’re going to be working hard at this throughout our summer holidays, and we’d really appreciate it if you could help us achieve our goal by donating money on this website. Or maybe if you know us and live near us you could take part in some of our fundraising activities.

If you can help them reach their goal please get in touch via : amanda@the-tribes-foundation.org

Many thanks Dan & Luke, and very best of luck!!

South Africa: Calabash Trust

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Calabash Trust aims to involve parents in their childrens education. Making the parents realise the importance and relevance of school. This will be done by introducing trench gardens into schools, and homes within the Joe Slovo Township.

This is such an important initiative because parents lack of involvement affects their childrens learning, teacher accountability, as well as theft and vandalism in the schools. Trench Gardens have already been used to good effect in 7 schools in Joe Slovo Township, the Calabash Trust now want to role it out into parents back yards. Many parents are interested in how large, healthy vegetables can be grown in such poor soil. We will use this interest to help parents create their own gardens, and we’ll hire a trainer to help 15 parents at a time. We will also set up a seed and tool library where parents can rent tools for a day at a time- this will bring parents into the schools. Our aim is to create 50 gardens and hope that the success of these gardens will encourage many more parents to participate.

We have two full time field worker to evaluate progress and calalogue the libraries use- in this way we will be able to monitor the success of this project. If it is successful it will be the first step to creating a parents programme.

The Calabash trust also has other programmes to help the local community such as the nutritional programme, the pre-school support and advancement programme, the skills development programme and the school furniture programme.
In december 2009 Tribes Foundation donated to the school furniture programme to buy more desks for the children to work on, which will create a better working environment.

To donate please contact Tribes Foundation.

Calabash’s Wish List

  • More School Furniture
  • More school equipment
  • Tuition fees
  • Proper water and waste management systems
  • Food for the nutrition programme

For more information please visit http://www.calabashtrust.co.za/