PE Lessons in Kasalu, Zambia
Here’s a brief update to fill you in on all the good things happening with Baraka Community Partnerships. Please visit our website for more information and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's plenty of good news to share with you about our work in Zambia this month! Our Against Malaria campaign to provide mosquito net to the residents of Kasalu, Zambia was a massive success! In less than a week, we were able to raise the funds for each home in Kasalu to have a net! Thanks so much to everyone who donated. Of course, why should we stop there? We have now moved on to the greater goal of making sure every family in the whole of Zambia has access to a mosquito net. Helping out on this front is London boutique bakeshop Bea's of Bloomsbury. All this week, Bea's is offering to pay for one mosquito net for every set of six cupcakes sold. What a delicious way of donating to a good cause.
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In other Zambia related news, Kasalu has seen school attendence shoot up to more than 100 students. This is a fantastic achievement for a non-state supported school in a remote village. Kasalu's women's scone making group (32 members strong!) has diversified and are now selling recently harvested ground nuts at nearby markets. The village vegetable garden that was created with the help of our friends from Exodus Travel is thriving! There are more than 15 villagers involved in the cooperative. Some of the food is sold and some of it goes to feed the children at school.
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Things are progressing well in the community of Tijhza. Tourists are starting to find out about the village and our involvement there from Lonely Planet's Morocco guidebook! Here's what one recent Tijhza visitor (who decided to volunteer her time after reading about us in Lonely Planet) had to say:
Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time in Tijhza. What a beautiful place! Thanks for your help and the information you provided in advance. At the end of a week ... we really didn't want to leave.
There's plenty more volunteer activity lined up for the next few months! Find out how you can volunteer your time and have a bit of adventure with us:
Our relationship with Community Learning International is coming along nicely. CLI’s commitment to providing opportunities to children in need fits incredibly well with our ethos. With CLI, Baraka will build a school in the village of Kokneu. Being within reach of the town of Luang Prabang, working here will increase the possibility of organising volunteers. Already, we have raised more than fifty percent of the money required to build the school!
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Thanks all those generous people helping us achieve our goals! We couldn't do it without you!
- Our Sunday Brunch Fundraiser in July raised £300 and introduced the ideas and ethos behind BCP to a number of interested people.
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- Our friends at Blue Leisure are organizing a series of rowathons over the six months to help us create awareness and raise money for our projects. As things progress, we'll be sure to keep you posted!
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- Speaking of Blue Leisure, our summer BBQ with Blue Leisure managed Thamesmead School Sports Centre is coming up on Saturday the 5th of September.
Learn more about this fun event and how you can get your tickets:
Make sure to visit this blog again soon! We're posting more and more about our projects and activities all the time.
For more information about Baraka Community Partnerships, please visit our website: