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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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Just Say No

‘My father called to me one day and said I would have to be married. The next night I was sleeping in my room when he came knocking: “I am your Father and you must do what I say.” Outside there were two strange men on a motorbike and I

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An AIDS-free future.

Emanuel’s mother died of AIDS a long time ago and his father resorted to drinking heavily. We found Emanuel sheltering at a neighbour’s house. The rain was pouring through holes in the roof and there were mosquitoes flying all over the place because there was so much standing water inside. He was

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He Who Works Fast – a year in Tanzania

Living in Tanzania Our Programme Manager David, has just returned from a year in Tanzania working with our partner organisations. This is his account of the projects and work he undertook during that time. In November 2014 I moved to Arusha in Northern Tanzania with my family. We lived there

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Changing the face of education in my culture

Oledaniel Sakinoi, the headmaster of Emanyata School, is changing the face of education in his community I am Maasai and the headmaster of Emanyata Secondary School in Ngorongoro District, which is located 5km from the Serengeti National Park gate in the heart of Maasailand. We are in the village of Ololosokwan, in one of the

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When I met child bride ‘Nlidok’…

On a recent field trip to Ghana, I met Nlidok. She thinks she is around 25 years old. She comes from a farming background and has never been to school. She is married to a man chosen by her father, lives in extreme poverty and has little control over her

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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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“I want equal rights to quality education”

Jambo! My name is Rose Marimbo and I’m excited as I am overseeing the implementation on the ground of a new Equal Rights to Quality Education project for African Initiatives in Tanzania. It is a big project as African Initiatives has secured funding of £1million from Comic Relief over five years. I

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