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Biannual Newsletter - July 2018

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July brings the end of semester results and a chance to review how those sponsored by the BTP are getting along (all pictured here in the early days of the BTP).


Yusuf is making excellent progress with his degree in Education & History at Tumaini University in Dar. His end of semester results included an A grade for Counselling & Special Needs, a B+ grade for his Teaching Practice and B grades for Education Media & Technology and Education Measurement & Evaluation. Yusuf returned briefly to Mwanza to collect his Form VI certificate and to arrange his next teaching practice, at a secondary school in Mwanza.

Yusuf - now thriving at Tumaini University


Ngusa is working as a Teaching Assistant with nursery children in Mwanza while completing his Nursery Teaching qualification. His recent grades have included A grades for Classroom Philosophy and Classroom Management. He is due to complete his qualification by the end of the year and writes:

…the course is good, and the program is divided into three separate components. For each component, there is a set of curriculum manuals to study and corresponding written assignments to complete by specified dates. The program is very helpful, and I am getting experience on how to treat children in the classroom, how to provide them with some activities considering their interests.
Having previously expressed interest in being a footballer and a History teacher, Ngusa has now found a vocation he loves.

Ngusa - now completing his nursery teaching qualification


Sadicki is working towards his degree in Agriculture, Natural resources Economics and Business in Dar. His first semester results included A grades for Accounting and Natural Resources, and B+ grades for MicroEconomics, Agricultural Economics and Development Studies. He has now started his Entrepreneurship & Innovation module with the idea of being self-employed attractive. He has so far enjoyed trips to Mtwara and Tanga and has completed field study work in Bugurumi and at Azam Industries.

Sadicki - Tanzanian entrepreneur in the making


Mazera is working hard towards his degree in Medicine. He is currently completing rotations through different areas of medicine including surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics, radiology and obstetrics. He writes:

We are now dealing with Junior clerkship. This includes taking the patient's history about the disease. We do General and Physical examinations and then we write down the provisional diagnosis, investigation and management of the disease.

Mazera - the future of Tanzanian medicine

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the BTP. Every donation goes straight to helping the sponsored students with no funds spent on administration or other expenses. Particular thanks go to those making monthly donations which all add up to fund the courses.

Ed Beavington

Previous Newsletters

Jul 2018 - End of semester round up
Jan 2018 - Letters from Tanzania
Oct 2017 - Looking forward to the new challenges in the new year
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