Projects that Global Footprints are involved in, and support.
Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need is a non-profit organization based in Mabogini, one of the poorest areas in Tanzania. The extreme poverty in this rural region means that many families are forced to survive on less than $20 a month. Without the money to afford books, uniforms and transport, many children, particularly girls, will never be able to afford to attend school.
In 2012 following on from a generous gift of land from an Australian company, Global Footprints paid to have a water pump installed and hedge planted to define the boundary of what was to be the ‘new school’. This was done prior to arriving with our first teams from King Alfred’s in Wantage to start work on the first classrooms. Between the 2 teams, they completed the construction of 2 classrooms from the foundations to the roof.
In 2014 we are to return with another 2 teams from King Alfred’s in Wantage, and 2 teams from George Spencer in Nottingham, to continue building the school for this most needy and worthwhile project.
For more info please see their website www.kygn.org
Nachoca, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, is 2 hours from La Paz in Bolivia, has a population of 2000. It has beautiful views over the lake and onto the Cordilla Real. The school has 85 students 4-12yrs old, in Central Nachoca, and 155 students age 12-18yrs old, at Juan Jose Torrez, some of whom have to walk up to 2 hours one way to school!
In 2013 Global Footprints found this project and contacted the head professor Juan Quispe, who asked us if we could build an extra classroom to accommodate the increase in students. This we did with 2 teams from Nottingham High School, who got involved with everything from concreting foundations to laying bricks to installing the roof timbers for a classroom overlooking the highest navigable lake in the world!!
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