Computers from The Netherlands
Last autumn Michiel Hendriks from Boxmeer wrote to Upendo Daima:
I find it super to hear that in November another container is going your direction. This way the computers can reach their destination and be much more useful than in the attic where they are now. I have had already an email from Hans from Dunea and we will ensure that the computers will be loaded into the container in time.
Now November 2014 the time has finally come: in our library on Malimbe Family 8 computers have arrived after a journey of many months in a container from Dunea Netherlands, who is...
On October 10 , the standard seven graduation of 98 children of Nyamalango primary school took place of which 6 children from Upendo Daima. The graduation was celebrated by all pupils from standard one to standard six, teachers, the guest of honour, parents, representatives from the quarters Sweya and Kisoko, invited guests from different institutions, journalists and of course Upendo Daima.
The children from Malimbe Family performed at the start traditional dances of different tribes such as the Bugonyosi from the Jita tribe from Mara region and the Bununguli from the...
My name is Benson Bernard Nyasebwa, BA in education, 35 years old and working as assistent director for Upendo Daima since 2012.
I love working at Upendo Daima, as it has been my desire to work in a program of children. I like to play with children whenever I get time, but also to supervise the staff to perform and show the way to do it. http://youtu.be/d0wAuVw5Yrw
The challenges facing my job:
- To work on school drop out
- To deal with government interference in the program
- To make the project less dependant on donors
My plans for the future...
Visit of Bagamoyo Friendship Society Germany
Lasy month Malimbe Family received a group of German people of the Bagamoyo Friendship Society. This group, consisting of teachers and business men/women, support a cultural exchange program between Tanzania and Germany.
Early morning we warmly welcomed a group of about 25 people. We explained them everything about our work and philosophy of re-integrating the children whenever possible, and about providing accommodation and education in those cases they cannot return. Also we explained them about our new project in which whole families get our help as soon as...
Farewell Sister Monica Naasi
On 30th July we had a farewell party for Sister Monica at Malimbe Family. Also the boys from the Back Home House joined the festivities. Sister Monica has been with Upendo Daima since the very beginning in 2000, she has seen it growing to its current state and has been counselling many boys.
She has been appointed as Regional Superior for her congregation “The Little...
My name is Patricia Paul Buswage, I am the finance officer of Upendo Daima since April 2013.
Recently I graduated at SAUT University where I studied MBA majoring in Finance and Accounting.
I know Upendo Daima already for 5 years as I studied at St.Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) which is located near Malimbe Family. I love working with children.
Renovation Malimbe Family
Thanks to sponsoring of Kids Aids Tanzania, we were able to use the holidays of the children to do various renovation works in Malimbe Family.
All the sleeping quarters were repainted, the dining terrace where the children use their meal and we receive our guests was completely tiled, the roofing of the old first aid house was redone, another house was...
The final yield of the book marathon in Zennewijnen was an fabulous € 4.350,-- Amazing how many people have been there and the real book lovers came three times along our stand. All those enthusiastic volunteers of the Boekenlegger spent days in the stand to present Upendo Daima and the way of working of their bookstore. Thanks to a great article with pictures in the our...
Succes with training Capacitar
At both BHH and Malimbe Family, Capacitar training is used to empower and encourage the children. In this article we would like to explain to you why we use capacitor; for detailed information please click and see our publications.
Capacitar is used to help the children cope with their problems, to help them to heal trauma’s and to create wholeness. An important part of Capacitar...
Water experts visited BHH
At the BHH we have a problem with water, the offices and classroom are frequently flooded and also the water seeps into the wall, thereby causing the paint to flake.
This week we had a visit from two water experts, who have looked at the situation and who have given an advice as how to solve this problem. On their request we have dug a hole on the yard to see...
Our assistant director has got married
Terwijde makes music for Tanzania
Contribution from Maartje Calis.
This year my mother and I organised for the fourth year in a row a benefit concert for Upendo Daima in our house! “Terwijde for Tanzania” is a benefit concert where children in our neighbourhood are singing and making music. Every year it is a great success and some 100 people come to the concert. The entrance...
We wish all website visitors a very prosperous year 2014
On behalf of the Street Children of Upendo Daima we wish all our website visitors a healthy and happy New Year. The children do say ASANTE SANA (thank you), for your support last year, helping them to create a better future. We hope that our children will also have a good year in 2014.
Marga van Barschot and Hoja Tarsisius visited The Netherlands
Marga and Hoja visited the Netherlands in November and December. It was not only for a holiday after a very busy and energy consuming year to see family and friends but also to visit quite a number of sponsors of Upendo Daima. They send everybody their regards, best wishes for the New Year and thank everybody who they could not meet personally for their support.