Monitoring Trip: Southern Tanzania (J768)

In July, our East Africa team (Carey Westwood & Martha Waithaka), travelled from their Nairobi office to Njelela in neighbouring Tanzania to visit Project J768. The team travelled with the project’s Australian partners Les & Bronwyn Mutton.

This would be one of the remotest projects within the GDG partnership, travelling by train for 20 hours from Dar es Salaam to Makambako then 5 hours drive to Mundindi and then onto Njelela. The school, Njelela Environment Secondary School (NESS) opened in January 2013 with a focus from the start on financial self-reliance, through a pine tree harvesting program over 200 acres of school land. The major development objective is to alleviate poverty through education and at the same time, provide clean drinking water to the Njelela community.