Category: Africa

PORRIDGE DELIVERY FOR ZIMBABWE STUDENTS

  To Jabulani, Lesedi, St Mary’s, and Dinde we go, With two tonnes of Mighty Meal porridge in tow.   Feeding almost 2000 children for the next few weeks, Some of the pressure on parents is able to be released. Designed to help students last through the day, A bowl of Mighty Meal each morning… Read more »

Lesedi Primary School classroom expansion

The new classroom block at Lesedi Primary School is now complete thanks to Grand Circle Foundation. The final materials for the completion of the building were delivered towards the end of 2020. Due to school holidays in December and then a further lockdown in January this year, work on the building was halted several times…. Read more »

World Water Day 2021 in Tanzania

Monday 22nd March was World Water day. Sadly in Tanzania we were honouring 21 days mourning as we had just lost our President and so we headed out to Karatu on Weds. What a day. What a project. Did you know 800 million people still cannot access basic clean water? Did you know globally 4/5… Read more »

Update from Zimbabwe – they’re not kidding around

There’s a new kid on the block!  Or rather, a new buck of a superior specimen who has just arrived and forms the centre of a new goat project in Jabulani Village. After several challenges due to Covid-19 and the lockdown, the community group was finally able to be established, and a two-year-old buck, since… Read more »

Foundation Update: How Lights Saved Maasai Livestock in Tanzania

Amboseli Masaai Boma

Every day, we come across stories that tear our hearts out or make us sad—and some stories ignite such a passion within us, we are driven to find a way to help. My passion was ignited when a pride of 17 lions went on a killing spree in the Maasai village of Tarangire, Tanzania, killing… Read more »

Looking back on water access in Zimbabwe

In recognition of World Water Day for 2021, we reflect on the value of water, the benefits that boreholes bring, and all that Grand Circle Foundation has contributed to water needs in rural Zimbabwe. Water is life. We need it for numerous daily tasks, and for many, we can turn a faucet on and off… Read more »

Educating Girls in Kenya

Investing in girls’ education benefits everyone—it strengthens economies and contributes to stable societies. Girls who receive education are less likely to marry young and are more likely to lift themselves and their families out of poverty; yet, globally, there are still nearly 130 million girls between the ages of 6 and 17 that are not… Read more »

Schools in Zimbabwe are still closed – but food gets to the students

Zimbabwe has been under strict Covid lockdown measures, where no movement has been allowed and gatherings of more than 30 people are banned.  Travel is limited to essential travel only and schools are closed until further notice. For anyone else, this would have stopped the final distribution of the highly nutritious porridge meal packs that… Read more »

Never underestimate the power of pants!

Sponsoring children wherever in the world is no mean feat and requires planning and preparation from “The Sponsor”, which is facilitated through Grand Circle Foundation. Our travelers often fall in love with children they meet and ask us to kindly help provide assistance for the students to finish school. Since 2015 across East Africa, GCF… Read more »