Friday, 16 August 2013

Santus, Louis and Ben

Santus lives in Tanzania and has been offered a place at college to study Human Resources Management, but which he can't afford to accept.

He is unlikely to be able to find a job without a college certificate and his family are unable to help him with the fees. This is a photo of their home in Lihami village:

Santus is the eldest of 4 children. His father is a carpenter who helps the Valenova Foundation with charitable projects when there is no work for him to do.

The Ifakara Bakery Project Charity are trying to raise £720 by the end of August, 2013 to pay Santus' college fees, accomodation and food for 6 months, and a further £720 to be paid by Christmas to enable him to complete the 12 month course.

If you are able to help Santus, please contact me by email 

Whether you can provide full sponsorship or a small gift, all monies will be sent to help Santus with his education without deduction of administration charges.

Alternatively, if you know of someone else who may be able to help then please tell them about Santus.

This is a photograph of him outside the Valenova Foundation study hall where he spends much of his time.

I believe that education can change lives and the world in which we live. Mine would have been much poorer had I not been given that chance. The Charity will provide updates to any sponsor on Santus' progress at college if he is able to go. 

I wanted to tell you too about Louis and Ben Schellenberg's cycle adventure. These young men, who are 15 and 19 years old respectively, are currently cycling over 1000 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise funds for 2 charities, Malaria No More UK and the Ifakara Bakery Project Charity. You can follow their progress by   

Thank you for reading this post. Have a good weekend.