Three years ago the students of Bridgnorth Endowed school set up a coffee selling business (Taste of Tanzania), using Tanzanian coffee from the slopes of Kilimanjaro with the aim being to support the education of the children of Umonga Secondary school, Dodoma. To this end every penny of profit purchases extra English and Maths lessons for students who are taught and examined in what for many is their third language, English.
During the last eighteen months the number of students eligible for Advanced level studies has more than doubled.
Every two years students from the BES visit Tanzania to volunteer at Umonga and help the students really improve their English skills which also increases their life chances.
The aim of this project is to tell the story about how someone appearing on the BBC Dragon's Den program and developing her own very successful business led to her sharing her skills and understanding with a group of sixth form students who have set up their own business from scratch using her as a mentor, the growth and impact of that company and ultimately the project will help develop further business opportunities so that the students can make even more impact on their fellow students in one of the poorer countries of the world. We would welcome your support in this.