Our school attendant Getrude is doing well and she likes her
new job at Happy Bricks Primary School. We employed her in
October this year as part of our Pilot Food Project at School.
As she is even a professional teacher she started to teach
extra hours on mondays and thursadays. After school hours,
she ramains with one class for extra lessons. Thank you
Getrude, for your good job and all the energy you put into it,
to support the students!
We started a new pilot project: We offer breakfast and
lunch for all 120 students at our Happy Bricks Primary
School! We also employ Getrude as a school attendant, who
cooks and supervises the children. We believe that the
students can perform much better when they get regular
meals, knowing that many students do not get a breakfast
before leaving to school. We are very happy to start this
project, and we hope to find enough donations to continue
longer, than the pilot period of ten months. Please find
detailed information on the 'project' page, under 'Happy
Bricks School'. Let´s have a great start!
We got a donation of a WATERFILTER (LifeStraw Community produced by Vestergaard) for
The waterfilter converts untreated water from the river
into safe drinking water. It removes 99,999% of all
bacteria, viruses and protozoan parasites, and meets the
high standards of World Health Organization.
From now on our staff, volunteers and guests have the
chance to use the filtered water instead of using bottled
water. This will PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT from more
harmful plastic use!
We have now already received several groups from diffrent
countries and they loved their stay at Eco Camp! Therefore we now
welcome singles, couples, families and even groups up to 30 people
to our Ngerengere River Eco Camp. If you are ecotourist or
volunteer: In our unique organization we offer a lot of
opportunities. You are warmly welcome!
Extension at Eco Camp! Because of ongoing
increase of bookings from volunteers and
ecotourists we constructed a new house at
Eco Camp. We build up Msonge Hostel which
can host 8 persons and includes two
bathrooms. It is very attractive especially for
groups of young people.
After many months of hard working, we
finally finished building up the new Dinning
Hall at our Eco Camp! We called it Mpingo
Hall and it has plenty of space for eating,
drinking, relaxing, sharing ideas and
planing activities and seminars.
Many thanks to those villagers from Lukwambe who supported us in the construction and
also to some national and international volunteers for their efforts. We love it!
Our big dream became true! Finally after so many
months and years of planning and constructing, we
managed to finish up HAPPY BRICKS PRIMARY SCHOOL
in Lukwambe. For most children in the village is this
the very first chance to attend a school, as the next
one was 17 km away in Bwawani. It was a touching
moment to open the new school and now a new era in
Lukwambe will begin! Many thanks to Happy Bricks
Foundation in the UK for the valuable support in building up the school!
Find out more at our 'project' page under 'Happy Bricks School'.
Our new program intends to improve health at
household level in Lukwambe. Many families
are drinking water directly from the river
untreated, thus spreading diseases such as:
worms, typhoid, amoebic dysentery, cholera,
etc. We intend to increase awareness on
general public health and reduce transmittable
diseases in the area.
You can find out more at our 'project' page.
Gabriele and Felipe are a traveling team from Brazil visiting African and Asian countries
looking for people who are “change
makers”, means who work to effectively
improve the lifes of others. Their major
objective is to become more conscious
people and develop essential
capabilities in favor of social
They came to visit us at our Ngerengere River Eco Camp! Read about their experience:
With the help of our volunteers we have a fish pond
now! The purpose of this project is to create a model
of another income generating activity. Some villagers
from Lukwambe might like the project and adopt it at
the household level. Having a pond with fishes can
The pond is surrounded with trees for shade and creeping grass to feed the fish.
We are proud to announce the hiring of a new
manager to help with the daily activities in our
organization. Moringe Ole Mominda is a local
Masaai and now our first employee with a
monthly wage: "I am very happy to work with
Ngerengere River Eco Camp. I came to realise
that my secondary school education helped me
to get this opportunity."
This employment was possible with the help of Mr. Frank Symington and Mrs Holly
Tucker who pledged to support our organization and gather efforts to build a Ngerengere
River Eco Camp Model School. To them we owe our most sincere gratitude.
Our final deal with the Canadian company,
Glenenergy: We will receive a batch of products
in May to be sold to the wider community at
accessible prices. These items include a set of
KN 3024 lamps with 4W solar inclusive with AC/DC charger at a price from TZS 25,000
(=$16) to TZS 59,000 ($38). The sales will be used to fund the daily activities of our
We could generate new funds by selling livestock and seedlings from tree nurseries.
From these funds the Widows Credit Scheme was created and its loans revolve
among the widows themselves with a loans' capacity up to TZS 40,000. They use the
money in their small businesses such as buying and selling vegetables and fruits and to
cook and sell food in the market. Previously, they were getting such credits from micro
credit institutions with long and hectic conditions and procedures.
A new partnership has been created between
Ngerengere River Eco Camp and Glenergy, a
Canadian company offering sustainable energy
alternatives. From their commitment to World
development, a new project has emerged aiming to be implemented throughout
all Tanzania. While it facilitates the creation of solar entrepreneurs, it brings a new
alternative to the energy problems in the rural areas.
Through a micro credit scheme, solar panels and LED lamps will be provided at an
accessible price. The presence of solar power in our village has the potential of
considerably reduce the consumption of kerosene and improve the livelihoods of the
villagers, regarding their general health and the reduction of costs on energetic
consumption. For more information, please visit www.glenergy.ca.
With the help of volunteers, we were able to offer 1000 seedlings (Gmelina Arborea and
White Teak species) to the Widows groups.
We intend to encourage the individuals to build up their own
tree nurseries in order to sell the plants in the market.
This can have several benefits to the improvement of the
household livelihood, but also for the environment.
We are happy to announce that around 200 school
books of Mathematics will arrive in middle of August.
These will be delivered to the Gwata Secondary
School in order to be distributed among the students.
This initiative was only possible through the efforts
of a previous volunteer from the UK. A special thanks
to her and the Brighton & Hove High School for
supplying the books and the Read International
organization for shipping them.
If you are interested to donate school books,
please contact us.