Ngerengere River Eco Camp

Non-governmental organization

NEWS

OUR SCHOOL ATTENDANT GIVES EXTRA TUTION

December 2017

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! 

NEW PILOT PROJECT : BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT SCHOOL

October 2017

BREAKING NEWS:

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!

WATERFILTER DONATION

September 2017

We got a donation of a WATERFILTER (LifeStraw Community produced by Vestergaard) for

our Organization!

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!

LARGER GROUPS AT ECO CAMP

August 2017

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!

ECO CAMP MSONGE HOSTEL

July 2017

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.

NEW DINNING HALL AT ECO CAMP

June 2017

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!

OPENING OF HAPPY BRICKS SCHOOL

March 2015

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'.

WATER AND HEALTH CAMPAIGN

April 2016

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.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTARY

January 2015

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

transformation.

 

They came to visit us at our Ngerengere River Eco Camp! Read about their experience:

http://www.thinktwicebrasil.org/novo/?p=4367&lang=en

FISH POND

September 2014

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

  • improve nutrition
  • consider environmental impact
  • increase income

The pond is surrounded with trees for shade and creeping grass to feed the fish.

NEW MANAGER

July 2013

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.

SOLAR ENERGY

April 2012

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

Organization.

WIDOWS CREDIT SCHEME

March 2012 

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.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

October 2011

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.

ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF INCOME

May 2011

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.

 FUNDRAISING IN BRIGHTON & HOVE, UK TO SUPPLY SCHOOL BOOKS

May 2011

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.

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