SAVE OUR EDUCATION CENTRE! URGENT APPEAL!

by Sam Yates in Tanzania

£8,191

raised of £7,800 stretch target

104

supporters
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by December 24th 2018 at 7:30pm

We're trying to keep our community education centre open - where people come to learn for free to help them find a way out of poverty.

by Sam Yates in Tanzania

New stretch target

Let's keep going! Any additional money will go towards the costs of running the Centre, giving us more time to focus on fundraising, developing initiatives and supporting our staff in Tanzania.


URGENT APPEAL, WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

The learners of Meserani need you to help to keep their education centre stay open so they can achieve their potential. 

Can you donate today and help our thriving education centre keep delivering its essential courses?  

Your pledge will go in its entirety to Tanzania and help keep the Education Centre open. Your support will pay for teacher salaries, electricity to power computers, porridge for the kindergarten children. You can change a life today. We are not exaggerating. Every person who goes to our Education Centre is given an opportunity they wouldn’t have otherwise had. An opportunity to learn, to build their skills, to give them what they need to find work, to give them what they need to support their family, to get themselves out of poverty. Our students will put in the hard work to get there - they just need your support to make sure the Centre is still there. Donate today to save our Centre. 

 

We are looking to raise half of the year’s running costs with this appeal to save the Centre to put it in a more secure place, giving us time to focus on developing a new fundraising model and build a team of volunteers to help us deliver it. You can help keep the Centre open for years to come. The good news is we've already raised nearly £2,000 towards the target, so we're looking for an additional £5,300 through this campaign.

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About our Centre 

Meserani Education Centre urgently needs your help to stay open. The Centre has been thriving in the heart of the Meserani community for over 13 years and has seen thousands of men, women and children come through its doors. But without your help, Christmas 2018 is likely to be our last. This year we lost a major funding partner and like many small charities, we are really struggling financially. The Centre has changed so many lives over the years and is the very heart of the community. We have worked tirelessly with our friends in Tanzania to build it into a place where anyone, no matter the age, gender or ethnicity, can come to learn, gain confidence, have fun and find their own path out of poverty. We are desperate to make sure it continues to offer hope to those who often have very little, provide opportunities where people don’t have many and be a source of pride for those who attend.

 

This year we took the heartbreaking decision to cut back our operations, closing two of our Outreach Centres and consequently, two kindergarten classes of thirty children each. We also, very sadly, had to say goodbye to a number of our staff, many of whom have been with us for a very long time and who are close, personal friends. It has been a difficult time for everyone involved but, even with these cuts we need to find a way to steady the ship and put the Centre back on a stronger financial footing. 

 

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A source of pride

The Centre offers free education in literacy and numeracy, languages, computer skills, a very popular kindergarten and an after-school club. In more recent years we also developed a tailoring class and an employment programme.

 

The Centre is more than that though, it is also a hub for community activities, a free library, a source of internet access; it allows parents to leave their children somewhere whilst giving them the opportunity to find paid work, it is a playground and a safe place, a source of local pride and ultimately the heart of the community.

 

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Make a difference

We know it’s thousands of miles away and we're all feeling the pinch, but you really will make a truly enormous difference to someone’s life by helping us reach our target and hopefully you’ll agree we've offered lots of fantastic incentives to say thank you for your kind donation.

 

…And if you really want to help us get back on an even keel, after you’ve donated to this crowdfunder and secured your reward, why not set up a regular donation through our website at http://livlife.org/donate. This is by far the best way to help us, so we can be sure when and where the money is coming from, this helps us create a clear budget and be confident the Centre will continue to provide wonderful opportunities to one and all.

 

Tour the Centre

 


Your Reward

Donate to LivLife, support others to make the most of their lives, at the same time as treating your own life right. Here are a few of the prizes we're offering, look to the right to see more!


Anna Hardy Photography Family Session 

Family photography session with Anna Hardy (weekday only unless upgraded)

Anna specialised in family photography but in a much more relaxed way that your traditional portrait sessions. Her photographs tell a story, are very natural, and really bring out the personality of your family. Weekday family photography session plus five digital images (worth £195) from the shoot. 

https://www.annahardy.co.uk/families/info/

Three African Men by Vicky Yates Ceramics

Beautiful pottery figures of African Men made by the talented Vicky Yates Ceramics. Heads are made of black clay with stoneware body finished with glaze . The South African people they are modelled on believe they carry a burden in life which is depicted by the animal carried on their heads.

See more at https://www.vickyyatesceramics.co.uk/

Go on holiday? (Currently sold out) 

A weeks accommodation in this newly renovated cottage on the beautiful west coast of Ireland in Ballinfull Sligo. The cottage has two double rooms and an additional mezzanine floor off one of the main bedrooms which could accommodate more (additional two double mattresses available available with bedding)  

This is a traditional Irish cottage, wood-fire heated and only 20 minutes from the nearest beach! Shops nearby and Sligo town is a 20 minute drive. Knock airport, with cheap car hire, is just 50 minutes away.

This is a family home with everything you need for a peaceful week away from it all. If you have any questions, please email sam.w.yates@gmail.com 

 

Original Maasai Bangles

Really beautiful handmade, original brass bangles worn for adornment by our teachers and students and their fellow Maasai communities.

Homemade hexagonal shelf and herringbone tray by HundredandHive 

Handmade and designed in Surrey by the very talents HundredandHive, both of these items only use reclaimed or responsibly sourced FSC approved timber. 

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HundredAndHive?ref=l2-shopheader-name#items


Beautiful handmade bags & dress from the tailors at the Centre

Tanzanian Bag made by Rose J from the Centre - Lined, with internal pocket £20

Tanzanian bag made by Anna from the Centre - Lined, with internal pocket £20

Tanzanian bag made by Anitha Sanare from the Centre - Lined, with internal pocket £20

Tanzanian bag made by Anna Lined with internal drawstring and zipper pocket from the Centre £20

Tanzanian bag made by Anna Lined with internal drawstring and zipper pocket  £20

Dress, elastic ages waist, v-back. Lined £25

Original artwork by Adam Oehlers & Nom Kinnear

Down Down Down by Nom Kinnear King, 19cm x 24cm, £60

Fete by Nom Kinnear King, 21cm x 21cm, £40

Little Wings Crossing by Adam Oehlers, 21cm x 30cm, £50

Rabbit House by Adam Oehlers, 27cm x 41cm, £80

The Mouse King by Adam Oehlers, 15cm x 21cm, £40

The Night Visitors by Adam Oehlers, 15cm x 21cm, £40

Tree House Town by Adam Oehlers, 20cm x 31cm, £50

Set of 5 postcards by Adam Oehlers - Saddled Creatures Collection - £12

Set of 5 postcards by Adam Oehlers - Wanderers Collection, £12

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£195 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Family photography session with Anna Hardy

Family photography session with Anna Hardy (weekday only unless upgraded) SEE MAIN PAGE BELOW FOR DETAILS Anna specialises in family photography but in a much more relaxed way that your traditional portrait sessions. Her photographs tell a story, are very natural, and really bring out the personality of your family. Weekday family photography session plus five digital images (worth £195) from the shoot. https://www.annahardy.co.uk/families/info/

£8 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Free Yoga session Norwich

Maxine practices Scaravelli yoga, a calm, peaceful and strong practice. Join her on Wednesday mornings in Norwich’s Inner Space for a free yoga session for any level with the fantastic. Three sessions available, get them all for £24 http://www.yogawithmaxine.co.uk/ Up to three sessions available

£10 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Have your presents wrapped (Norwich only)

Christmas present wrapping for up to 10 presents (must be before 20 December) Please note this is in Norwich only.

£10 or more

13 of 30 claimed

Original Tanzanian brass bangles

Really beautiful handmade, original brass bangles worn for adornment by our teachers and students and their fellow Maasai communities. IMAGES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

£12 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Set of 5 postcards by Adam Oehlers

Set of 5 postcards by Adam Oehlers - Saddled Creatures Collection See bottom of page for more details

£12 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Set of 5 postcards by Adam Oehlers

Set of 5 postcards by Adam Oehlers - Wanderers Collection See bottom of page for more details

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Set of 6 handmade Tanzanian Christmas Crackers

Dress up your festive table with handcrafted crackers filled with our precious kanga and kitenge cloth crowns made by our tailoring class in Tanzania. Can be used year on year. Will be available to post for Christmas if ordered by the 19th December.

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Bags handmade by our tailors in Tanzania

A variety of beautiful bags made by our tailoring class at the Centre See bottom of the page for details

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Dress made by our tailors in Tanzania

Dress made by our tailors in Tanzania. Dress, elastic ages waist, v-back. Lined SEE DETAILS BELOW

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Handmade hexagonal shelf from Hundred & Hive

Hexagon Shelf / Floating Shelf with Internal Divider - Walnut Stain or any other version of the shelf on the website below https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HundredAndHive If ordering for Christmas would need to be ordered by 18th December, depending on stock. Please email sam.w.yates@gmail.com for details.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Case of wine (6 bottles)

Case of white wine, Silver Ghost, Sauvignon Blanc, 6 bottles

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fete by Nom Kinnear King

Signed and numbered limited edition print by Nom Kinnear King, 21cm x 21cm

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

The Mouse King by Adam Oehlers

Signed and numbered limited edition print by Adam Oehlers, 15cm x 21cm

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

The Night Visitors by Adam Oehlers

Signed and numbered limited edition print by Adam Oehlers, 15cm x 21cm

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Handmade serving tray from Hundred and Hive

Herringbone Serving Tray / Breakfast Tray - White with Walnut stain https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/488797575/herringbone-serving-tray-breakfast-tray?ref=shop_home_active_15&frs=1 if you need this before Christmas, please order by the 18th December, please contact sam.w.yates@gmail.com for details.

£45 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Beautiful pottery figures by Vicky Yates Ceramics

Beautiful pottery figures of African Men made by the talented Vicky Yates Ceramics. SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MAIN PAGE FOR IMAGES Heads are made of black clay with stoneware body finished with glaze . The South African people they are modelled on believe they carry a burden in life which is depicted by the animal carried on their heads. Three available www.vickyyatesceramics.co.uk

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Little Wings Crossing by Adam Oehlers

Signed and numbered limited edition print by Adam Oehlers, 21cm x 30cm

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Tree House Town by Adam Oehlers

Signed and numbered limited edition print by Adam Oehlers, 20cm x 31cm

£55 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One hour posture & alignment coaching

One hour posture & alignment coaching including a personal exercise program. Delivered by the Active Balance via Skype.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Down Down Down by Nom Kinnear King

Signed and numbered limited edition print by Nom Kinnear King, 19cm x 24cm,

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One-to-one life coaching session

Its time to thrive! This buys you a 90 minute personal visioning session - life coaching delivered by Tanya Gribble

£80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Rabbit House by Adam Oehlers

Signed and numbered limited edition print by Adam Oehlers, 27cm x 41cm

£80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Case of prosecco (12 bottles!)

One case of Prosecco (12 bottles!) Valdo Prosecco Marca Oro If you'd like this by Christmas please order by the 18th Dec at the latest.

£85 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Free Rolfing Session (London, Norwich or Ipswich)

A rolfing session with Hayley https://rolfingwithhayley.org helping you find pain free posture.

£120 or more

Private tour of the Wallace Collection, London

A hidden treasure and the largest bequest to our nation, join staff expert Edwina for a tour of this London gem.

£120 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Private tour of historic Norwich for (up to 8 ppl)

Join local art historian Roxanne on a bespoke tour of historic Norwich, second city to London for 100s of years

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Handmade curtains

Lizzy Stevenson will create your curtains from any fabric you supply. This is a Norwich only offer unless postage is agreed upfront.

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Personal Interior Design Session

Interior design session for anyone in the North West. This covers a consultation for one room, including full personalised design and all furniture specifications. Must be in the North West

£450 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Weeks accommodation in Ireland

Get away from it all! For £450 you get 1 weeks accommodation in this newly renovated cottage on the beautiful west coast of Ireland in Ballinfull Sligo. The cottage has two double rooms and an additional mezzanine floor off one of the main bedrooms which could accommodate more. The cottage is a tradition Irish cottage, wood-fire heated, and only 20 minutes from the nearest beach! PICTURES BELOW


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