Category: Africa

It ain’t easy being green…

As a thank you to his community for the support he’s received over the last year while unemployed, Daudi a lodge gardener, planted and harvests kale at the Tloma Primary school. “Sukuma wiki” as it is known in Kiswhali is one of the most highly nutritious vegetables, containing Vitamins K, A, E and C along… Read more »

Almost a bride to top student

When Sandra Vaughan first met Flora in 2014, she learned that the then 11 year old who’d just lost her mother, had been “sold” off into marriage by her father.  Although early marriage is illegal in Kenya, sadly it is still an all too common practice in rural areas.  The village chairman, the Maasai Chief… Read more »

An engineer in the making?

  STEM studies are important everywhere, and Adelaida has a passion for mathematics, chemistry and physics. If this was anywhere else, it might not be as surprising, but this is Tanzania – where girls education is still not a priority, so every girl we can help get one step closer to their dream – is… Read more »

Foundation Update: Tree Planting in Tanzania

  In honor of Earth Day, we’re pleased to share that two Grand Circle Foundation-supported schools in Tanzania have received Karatu Environmental Office awards for their work planting trees. Since 2012, Grand Circle Foundation has donated $8,732 and planted about 4,320 trees at seven different schools. In this video, take a visit to one of… Read more »

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 »