Educational Development in Tanzania
VEPK is working to improve education in primary and pre-primary schools in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania by providing in-service training, providing books and materials and liaising with government officials at all levels. VEPK also run an educational computer/community centre with internet access, a vocational training school and a village crafts shop.
"Elimu ni uhai" - Education is life...
VEPK Charity Christmas Cards - Available now
Hot off the press... so please help spread the word!
VEPK now has its 2013 Christmas Cards for sale - they are ready to be put in the post and mailed to you anywhere in the UK. They are being sold in packs of six for £2.50, plus a minimal postage fee.
We have been very lucky this year as the children from Mabogini ward in Moshi rural district have contributed the artwork that adorns our charity cards. By all accounts they had a fantastic time creating the artwork too.
The proceeds from the sale of these cards support the vital work of Village Education Project Kilimanjaro in primary schools.
We hope that these cards will help put a smile on the face of a loved one this festive season as they have done for us at VEPK.
Primary Teacher Training and Development Activities
VEPK organises a range of training opportunities, inservice programmes, educational development seminars and whole-school development activities in primary schools in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, bringing together local and international expertise.
NOEC - New Original English Course for Tanzanian Primary Schools
Read about the launch of new textbooks for teaching and learning English in Tanzania: 'Get Ready for NOEC – A Language Course for standard I & II' and 'NOEC – New Original English Course for primary school standard III to VII. Read about NOEC and Get Ready for NOEC.
Our latest Project's Progress 2013 Newsletter is now available.
VEPK Director and Co-ordinator meet President of Tanzania
In November, 2011, Katy Allen, the Director of VEPK, and Dilly Mtui, the Co-ordinator, had a meeting with Dr Jakaya Kikwete, the Hon. President of the United Republic of Tanzania. The meeting was at the State House in Dar es Salaam, and Katy and Dilly were with this His Excellency for about an hour. The meeting, attended by some of the President’s advisers and aides, was to present to the President the sample books which form the course for primary school pupils to learn English as a foreign language.
How to support VEPK's primary school development work in Tanzania
We always welcome people to help with our fund-raising. Whether you are able to run a marathon and collect sponsorship, host a barbecue or other event, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, hold a plant sale, or whatever, we are most grateful for your support. We can assist with charity sponsor forms, leaflets and posters about our work.
You can also support our primary school teacher development work in other ways too!
If you feel you could help, please contact us.
- Assisted over 550 primary teachers to improve their knowledge and teaching
- Renovated primary school buildings - over 200 teachers & 8,000 pupils benefited
- Provided English language teaching - over 1,000 pupils competent in English
- Computer learning & internet access - 25,000 villagers benefited
- Trained over 200 young people with vocational skills to earn a living
- Improved health, morale, confidence and living standards
- Provided direct local employment for over 20 Tanzanians
- Spent an average of only 3% of annual income on administration.
Support our work
Please explore our site, see the work that we do improving primary education in rural Tanzania, and see how VEPK is organized and the benefits that we produce for young people in Africa. If you feel able, please support our work with donations and sponsorship.
If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please contact us.