In Tanzania many children struggle to pay for the basic costs of attending primary school - uniforms,books and food - and even fewer manage to make the next step to Secondary School. Facilities are extremely limited and often pushed to the limit to cope with the number of children.
Many classes have over 70 children to 1 teacher. Classrooms have fallen into disrepair, have leaking roofs, termite infested walls, mud floors and often no windows, doors or even desks.
The Livingstone Tanzania Trust is working in partnership with rural communities around Babati in Nothern Tanzania. These communities are mostly made up of very poor subsistence farmers who have had little formal education and the opportunities for their children are similarly limited.
The Livingston Tanzania Trust works to break that cycle through education; by improving and expanding the existing educational facilities at kindergarten, primary and secondary schools; and by offering key life skills classes at both the school and community level.
On the 19th of October I will be travelling to Tanzania with my school to help out with the local community. This will include organising sporting events, teach some of the children maths and english, help out with manual labour in local area. The Livingstone Tanzania Trust will provide project materials and local labour so the money raised from the sponsership will go directly to the process of building better facilities and to the workers.
I have never done a triathlon before and from the first few training sesiions have found it tough. To find out more of my progress and some highlights from the triathlon itself click on the video links listed. Lots of love to anyone who sponsers me whether it be 50p or £50 it will benifit the communities in Babati ENORMOUSLY.
Finished in 1:27:40, about middle of the pack. Thank you to all the Backers!!!!!