In October 2013 I visited Chanzige Primary School in
Southern Tanzania. Many schools in Tanzania are horrendously under
resourced and have little access to basic needs such as pens, pencils and
paper; all the things that our own children take for granted. The families
of the children have to provide their offspring with exercise books, and
find providing this basic necessity difficult.
Chanzige School has no electricity and struggles to deliver even a basic
curriculum. Although these children and their community have very little,
they are among the happiest, warmest and most welcoming people that I have
ever met. The children at the school consider education to be a privilege
and are desperate to learn.
On my return, I set out to try and make a small difference to these
children by setting up Champion Chanzige. The charity will remain small
and will have minimal overheads with no salaries or rent payable, but we
aim to help these inspirational young people, their families and their
wider community and can guarantee that every penny that we raise (gift aid
included!) will reach, and make a difference, to the children and wider
community of Chanzige.
We are thrilled to be associated with the Avengerworld project, and
thank all those involved for their generosity.
Co-ordinator, Champion Chanzige