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Classic Engines, Modern Fuel

Classic Engines, Modern Fuel, Helping Children in Tanzania

The royalties from Classic Engines, Modern Fuel and donations are being used to give pens, pencils and exercise books to 2000 under privileged children in four primary schools in Kideleko Village, Handeni District and Tanga Region of Tanzania. Contributions much appreciated. You can make a donation using PayPal or contact me directly. Every penny is spent on materials for the schools.

Girl from village
In January 2023 I was privileged to visit Tanzania and the schools myself. I was very impressed by the friendliness, tolerance and professionalism of everybody I met despite their extreme poverty and poor conditions.
Teacher & Headteacher in classroom

This picture shows the a teacher, the Headteacher and myself in one of the classrooms. It is a lot different than ones you see in England.

After this visit, I received a message from one of the Headteachers. It said "Thank you so much for the pens, pencils and exercise books. This morning it was encouraging to see all the children arrive at school with something to write with and a a book for their notes.
Books given out


Children Waiting

Bare field at farm

I was appalled to be told the dry bare field I saw should have a crop of maize, ready to be harvested. This was a field owned by the school where it grew food for the community. The crop had failed due to exceptionally dry weather caused by global warming.

As a result, all the families in the area faced a winter with a severe shortage of food. I was asked if I would be able to do something to help them.

Mrs Recho Ward is playing a pivotal role in assisting with the distribution of the educational material. She not only has contacts in the area, she owns a farm with its own water supply and is willing and able to provide food to needy families. Unfortunately, the crops have to be watered by hand reducing the area that can be cultivated and the yield.

To improve crop yield increase the area than can be farmed, I suggested Recho install a drip feed system. This would provide the community with a more reliable source of food. The cost of such a system is only about £2000. A small price to feed 2000 children. Unfortunately, she does not have the money to pay for this.

Any help or advice on how to raise funds to help irrigate this farm are much appreciated. Please Contact me if you are able to help.

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