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Old McDonald had… HIV

African Initiatives’ Fundraising Officer Henna Cheema recently travelled to Tanzania to see first-hand how our work is changing lives. Here she shares her experience of meeting the children and teachers taking part in the AIDS-free Generation Project, which began in January. Pasua Primary school is situated in Moshi, which sits

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Karen King – Thank you

It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend and supporter Karen King, who passed away just before Christmas. Karen met Mike Sansom, the founder of African Initiatives, when he delivered a workshop as part of Africa Focus Week in 2002. She was working for Bristol City Council

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Conservation Conversation

CONSERVATION CONVERSATION The recent Goldman prize win for Edward Loure and our partner UCRT has had us thinking about land and its use, access (or lack thereof) and ownership. The Maasai are pastoralists; semi-nomadic livestock herders who move with the seasons in search of fresh pasture and water. Their ancestral

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I jumped out of a plane for African Initiatives!

On Saturday 18th April, Emily Moulson and her colleague Alain faced their fears and jumped 10,000 feet out of a flying plane to raise much needed money for African Initiatives. The amazing pair raised over £1,120 for our programmes in Ghana and Tanzania. Emily gives us a first hand account of

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Interview with Levana, the Conference Coordinator.

With just over a week to go, I interviewed Levana, the volunteer conference coordinator, to see how plans for the Future Women Want conference on Saturday 7 March are progressing… Hi Levana – how are plans for the conference going? The conference is coming together really well, although busy! Workshop places

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Thanks to you we’ve raised a grand total of £13,581 through The Big Give for  girls’ education in Tanzania! Your fantastic support has helped girls like Mery get an education: “My name is Mery Meitaya. I’m a Maasai lady of eighteen years old, from Soitsambu village in Tanzania. In my family we

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Guest blog: Human Rights Day 2014 by Catherine Phillips

Today, 10th December 2014, marks Human Rights Day across the globe. Catherine Phillips – talented guest blogger, mother and compassionate writer – shares her thoughts on the day, with a reflection on the recent land rights issues faced by Maasai communities in Tanzania: When my day goes badly, or is

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Ebola crisis response from our partner in Ghana

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has become the “largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the virus was first discovered in 1976,” (According to the BBC Ebola Crisis website) The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that there have been more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all others

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