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Quarterly Newsletter - July 2017

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Form VI Exams

The Form VI exams, which mark the end of secondary education, were sat in May and the results have now been published. Lake Secondary School finished 8/25 in the region and 247/449 in Tanzania. The three BTP students performed extremely well.


Ngusa achieved thirteen points and a Division Three result with grades in History, Geography and Kiswahili, and an additional grade in General Studies. His performance in his mock exams in April highlighted how hard he had been working. He can be very proud of his grades.


Julius started his BTP sponsorship as Head Boy at his primary school. He has worked consistently hard throughout the intervening years, and his results are testament to this. Julius earned thirteen points and a Division Three result with grades in History, Geography and English, and a grade for General Studies.


Sadicki confidently claimed some years ago that he would earn a Division One result in his Form VI exams and he has been determined to achieve this ever since. His dream has been realised with an exceptional 8 points and Division One result in his Form VI results. His grades were in History, Geography and Economics and his results placed him in the top few out of 110 students at his school. Sadickiís grades make him eligible for a scholarship at Tanzaniaís best university in Dar es Salaam. He has already submitted his university application.

Lake Secondary Students

The group photograph on the right was taken a few years ago and shows the recent cohort of Lake Secondary students. From left to right, Mazera is now studying medicine at university, Julius now has his Form VI certificate, Yuseph is studying Education and History at university, Ngusa has earned his Form VI grades and Marco is studying Education and Accounting at university. At the front, Sadicki hopes to earn a university scholarship with his Division One grade.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the BTP. The regular donations quickly add up to support the children while the fundraising campaigns continue to make a massive contribution to young lives. Particular thanks go to William for running the Stirling Marathon in Scotland to raise funds. Thanks also go to pupils at St Albans School for their contribution and to pupils at Colstonís School for holding a non-uniform day to raise funds.

Ed Beavington




Lake Students

Previous Newsletters

Jul 2017 - Sadicki gains a Division One in his Form VI exams
Apr 2017 - Mock Form VI Exam Results
Jan 2017 - Goodbye, congratulations and good luck to Donald
Oct 2016 - BTP ten years on....
Jul 2016 - Little Yuseph has come a long way and starts A Levels
Apr 2016 - The Banana Tree Project does make a real difference to street children's lives
Jan 2016 - Shija's new job in Mwanza garage - a real BTP success story
Oct 2015 - Doctors, engineers and wildlife management - the wonderful range of careers BTP is supporting
Jul 2015 - Witness now starting in the world of work
Apr 2015 - BTP student appointed Academic Prefect at Lake Secondary
Jan 2015 - A sextet of BTP mechanics
Oct 2014 - Multiple division I results for BTP students!
Jul 2014 - Exam results just in from Mwanza
Apr 2014 - Latest news from Mwanza
Jan 2014 - Witness is top of the class
Oct 2013 - Chacha appointed head of school!
Jul 2013 - The first set of BTP students spply to university
Apr 2013 - Lots more students enroled on lots more courses
Jan 2013 - Form II results are in!
Oct 2012 - Exams, exams and censuses
Jul 2012 - Grades, goody bags & glasses
Apr 2012 - The Banana Tree Project: supporting budding mechanics and prefects alike
Jan 2012 - The Banana Tree Project five years on....
Oct 2011 - Exam results are in and a few words from one of our students - Yusuph Bartholomayo
Jul 2011 - Things are coming along fast at Mt Zion
Apr 2011 - Further plans for Mount Zion Orphanage
Jan 2011 - School reports are in! Plymouth College joins in the fundraising
Oct 2010 - Report of the St Albans sixth formers Mwanza trip
Jul 2010 - St Albans sixth formers plan for Mwanza trip
Apr 2010 - Everything running smoothly in 2010
Jan 2010 - Banana Tree Project to support an additional Mwanza orphanage
Oct 2009 - School results for our Lake Secondary students
Jul 2009 - Banana Tree Project website now online!
Apr 2009 - Banana Tree Project sponsorship funds school meals for orphans
Jan 2009 - 15 new secondary students funded
Oct 2008 - Fundraising updates
Jul 2008 - An interview with Dr Andrew
Apr 2008 - An overview of progress
Jan 2008 - A new school year begins
Nov 2007 - Reflections a year on...
Jun 2007 - Exam results are generally impressive
May 2007 - Meeting Azizi and Ibrahim
Apr 2007 - An interview with William
Mar 2007 - An interview with Rajabu
Feb 2007 - Children start at school
Jan 2007 - Getting the Project up and running