Motorbike for Morogoro

Update posted by Jacqui Walker On Sep 20, 2016

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Ade Adepitan, talking at the close of this year's wonderful paralympics broadcasts, said 90% of disabled children in Africa receive no formal education.

The Motorbike for Morogoro fund is part of efforts to change that by giving people the tools they need to run their own equality driven programmes.

Philipo Ugula (pictured centre) visits children with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or albinism in their own homes. The Outreach programme raises the status of disabled children, as well as giving them access to education they would otherwise miss out on. It also helps to encourage families to get them into school where they can become a fuller part of their communities.

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Update posted by Jacqui Walker On Sep 05, 2016

During a recent home visit Philipo talked to some mothers preparing soil for sale. They process the magnesium rich soil for medication used locally during pregnancy. This is sold to raise some funding to help send children to school. This family lives near the mountain seen in the distance some 20 miles from the school.

Majidi tells me that once you get out of Morogoro the roads are not good which is why a motorbike is the ideal transport.

It's not just the parents who are working hard to support their children. One of the students, Michael Laurian, is also working, collecting rubbish for a small fee.


Majidi tells me Michael found it hard to stay at the school with much younger children and that at present he is choosing to work with other young adults to earn some pocket money. Majidi has this to say about his hopes for the future "that's why am fighting for a vocational program here at my school to accommodate them instead of living them roaming around the street because when they grow bigger they don't like to stay in their classrooms studying A,B C and counting 1-100".

Hopefully the motorbike fundraising will be just the start of longer term projects including a gardening/small holding project to teach students like Michael some skills which will support him more appropriately and give him life-skills and a brighter future. Remember the Special Needs Unit support pupils up to the age of 19 although it is based in the Primary School.

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Update posted by Jacqui Walker On Aug 20, 2016

I asked Majidi about why they need the motorbike. "To help me with conducting an outreach program and the big problem here is transport because children live in different areas and are not able to come to school due to their disability or family economic status, so if I get a motorcycle (it) will be favourable to the program."

He also sent me some photographs of a recent visit to one family which I share here. The first photo shows one of the schools SEND teachers Philipo Ugula with one of the families he visits.

Although the school is a primary school the outreach service supports children up to the age of 19.

The service supports children with many different disabilities, for example this pupil has a visual impairment.

All these children do not attend the school and without the visits from the Outreach Service Teachers would not be receiving any formal education support.

Getting a motorbike will make this service much more frequent and efficient and increase the amount of support that can be offered.

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Jacqui Walker

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To all those that can see this appeal please help, every pound counts Many thanks Ted

E J Foxall

Update posted by Aug 28

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Best of luck with this worthy initiative.

Richard Harding

Backed with £5.00 On Oct 03, 2016

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Look forward to knitting the mitts and good luck with the project.

Claire Lancaster

Backed with £3.00 On Sep 12, 2016

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Well done to everyone who is helping so far. The donations will go to Morogoro with me in October. If sufficient the Unit and I will buy a motorbike and post pictures on Thursday Club Page on my return. Many thanks to all please share with your contacts

E J Foxall

Posted On Sep 04, 2016

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Well done Ted best wishes for a successful visit in October 2016. Hopefully you'll reach your target, be able to get the motorbike on the road. Best wishes to the teachers who will be able to reach more disabled children more often

E J Foxall

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Well done for getting this project off the ground Ted! Good Luck!

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