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Stories and updates from our activities out and about across Mkuranga District, and the communities in which we work across Tanzania

MIKERE PRIMARY SCHOOL HAS NOW CLEAN DRINKING WATER

MIKERE PRIMARY SCHOOL HAS NOW CLEAN DRINKING WATER

Mikere Primary school is now enjoying a clean and safe water from the deep Solar water well constructed by African Reflections Foundationin collaboration with Drilling For Hope. While celebrating the launching of the well at Mikere Primary School, Njia Nne ward, in...

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ARF SIGNED MOU WITH TOAM FOR ORGANIC FARMING GROUPS.

ARF SIGNED MOU WITH TOAM FOR ORGANIC FARMING GROUPS.

In a recent activity, the CEO of ARF, (Hon.) Mrs. Mercy Sila together with the CEO of TOAM, Mr. Jordan Gamma, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between TOAM and ARF. The occasion has been witnessed by the founder of ARF, Hon. Maryvonne Pool. The meeting, that...

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125 villages to benefit from organic farming project

125 villages to benefit from organic farming project

African Reflections Foundations (ARF) will next week sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) to promote organic farming in all the 125 villages based in Mkuranga District, Tanzania. In a successful meeting held...

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ARF FOUNDER IN GERMANY FOR BIOFACH TRADE FAIR

ARF FOUNDER IN GERMANY FOR BIOFACH TRADE FAIR

Hon. Maryvonne Pool, Founder of the African Reflections Foundation (ARF) is in Germany to attend BIOFACH – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, taking place from 13 – 16 February 2019. ARF has taken a leading role in pioneering organic agriculture in Tanzania...

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MAMNDI MKONGO STUDENTS INITIATE A SCHOOL’S GARDEN PROJECT

MAMNDI MKONGO STUDENTS INITIATE A SCHOOL’S GARDEN PROJECT

tudents of Mamndi Mkongo Secondary School have managed to clear the land to start their school garden project. In 2018, ARF coordinated the construction of a deep water wells at the school under the sponsorship of Nichols School, USA. ARF and Tanzpro Greens Ltd have...

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ARF CEO VISITED MWONGOZO PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH HON MARYVONNE POOL

ARF CEO VISITED MWONGOZO PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH HON MARYVONNE POOL

The CEO of ARF, Hon. Mrs. Mercy Silla – former District Commissioner of Mkuranga - and ARF Founder, Hon. Maryvonne Pool paid an unexpected visit to Mwongozo Primary School at Mwongozo village in Mkuranga where they enjoyed a very warm welcome from the young students...

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ARF FOUNDER ENVISIONED MORE AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

ARF FOUNDER ENVISIONED MORE AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

During her current visit to Davos at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, our Founder (Hon.) Maryvonne Pool has learned that one of the emerging top focus is to provide healthy food and to create  sustainable income to rural communities in the third world...

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ARF ends 2018 with wells projects Award

ARF ends 2018 with wells projects Award

https://youtu.be/ESGN8iwVk24 What a delightful way to for ARF to end the year 2018 with good news. The Water Wells for Africa Club of  Nichols School in Albany, USA - one of our sponsors this year – were recently awarded a Humanitarian Project Award for their...

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THE VILLAGE HEART BOOK REFLECTS MORE AT KISARAWE DISTRICT

THE VILLAGE HEART BOOK REFLECTS MORE AT KISARAWE DISTRICT

The Village Heart coffee table book, as seen in the main photo, is a symbol of ARF’s continued desire to bring change in the rural communities – in the very heart of the village. The book has a wonderful pictorial compilation of the ARF Founder’s charitable work in...

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Kizomla and Kizapala wells Projects –  Mkuranga

Kizomla and Kizapala wells Projects – Mkuranga

The day we've all been waiting for has finally arrived and it was a glorious day. We were able to open 2 new solar powered water wells at the schools in Kizomla and Kizapala in Mukaranga. We strategically place the water wells on school campuses because of the impact...

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Kizomla Primary School Well projects

Kizomla Primary School Well projects

Despite the rain delays, we arrived to the 2 school campuses, Kizomla Primary School and Kizapala Primary School where we would be opening the new solar wells the next day. We drew names to provide 20 students from each school to receive a chicken. The aim in giving...

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GO after you GOALS

GO after you GOALS

Here at Village Heart with education being our main focus, we see the importance of children having a well-rounded school experience. We are continuously raising awareness of the disparities in which children in underdeveloped countries are faced with. Despite their...

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Day One: Mkuranga

Day One: Mkuranga

My first full day in Tanzania was great. The team traveled an hour and a half from the center of Dar Es Salaam to Mkamba Kizapara School in Mkuranga District. As stated in a previous post, the flushing of the well was completed a few days ago. Although it was a...

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Visiting Tanzania

Visiting Tanzania

Follow Me Hi guys! I am excited to share that I am just a few hours from leaving to Dar Es Salam from Dubai. It has been almost 2 years since my last time in Tanzania so needless to say I am quite excited. My plan is to land, rest a bit then hit the ground running...

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Out with the old, In with the new

Out with the old, In with the new

  The Village Heart is proud to announce that we have just completed the 2nd phase of a well instillation for the Mkamba Kizapara Primary School. The second phase, also known as the flushing stage occurs after drilling. In order to provide a clean water source it is...

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Left Behind: The Children

Left Behind: The Children

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa with a total population of over 52 million people. Out of that 52 million, more than 23 million (44.2%) of people do not have access to clean drinking water. Over 44% of Tanzania’s population are youth, under the age of...

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