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Volunteer with sign at Kilimanjaro summitCarina Water Wells Project Tabora Tanzania 2011

NEW: Pictures of the 2011 tank building project  -requires Adobe Acrobat

At the end of June 2011 I returned to Tabora to work on another Carina Water Project. Kitete School was selected by my colleague Christopher Nyamwanji Chairman of Sudeso (Sustainable Development Solutions). Coincidentally the area has sentimental value to me! It is located across the road from a former German fort which is now the barracks for an army battalion of the Tanzania army. I used to play squash there with John H. Owen the father of my two children. Carina was born in Tabora, & Adrian was born in Somerset UK.

Click here to see a first draft of a video we’re editing of the project.

 

For the duration of the project (6 weeks) I stayed at the Wilca Hotel owned by William & Cate Camara. It was only a couple of miles away from Kitete School so I walked to the site every day. I spent about 3 hrs daily taking video of each stage of the building of the tank which is depicted in the video.

Thanks! Asante (Swahili) Mahalo (Hawaiian)
Jacqueline Simone Ambrose
Director Carina Water Projects Tabora Tanzania.

Click here to see photos & descriptions of the stages of building a tank July 2011 at Kitete School in Tabora Tanzania

Tabora region population 1,717,908,Tabora Municipality population 188,808 , with 93,362 males and 95,446 females,according to 2002 National population census.
Area of the region is 76,151 square kilometers,approximately 9% of Tanzania.
Kitete primary school data
Total number of pupils 916 distributed as 483 boys and 433 girls,
School teachers total 28 with 23 females, and 5 males.
Rainfall is averaged at 1100mm per annum.

Introduction to Carina Water Wells Project Tabora Tanzania (http://www.carinawaterwells.org)

Ms. Jacqueline Simone Ambrose grew up in Tanzania (1949 -1970) and now lives in Maui Hawaii. In December 2003 she returned to Tabora Tanzania for the first time since 1965. During her visit she met Christopher Nyamwanji who was the DeveIopment Officer for The Tabora Anglican Diocese. He explained the urgent need for water sanitation projects and asked for assistance in finding donors.

The above film depicts the construction of the 2nd Carina Water Wells Project funded by the Rotary Club of Maui at Kwihala Village, and a rainwater harvesting tank at Isukamahela School.
The villagers are involved in every aspect of the project. Thus they take ownership of the wells/tanks and sustain them, a key component for empowering them towards self sufficiency. Many babies and children die of preventable diseases caused by contaminated water.

Shortly after raising funds for the first well at Inonelwa Village in 2004, Jacqueline’s daughter Carina who was born in Tabora in 1964, died unexpectedly in Denmark where she lived with her husband. The project is named in memory of Carina.

In September 2010 the “Carina Water Wells Project Tabora Tanzania” film place 3rd (sustainability category) in an online film contest geared towards people in development.(ViewChang.org on LinkTV) The site is sponsored by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“If a door is shut, attempts should be made to open it; if it is ajar, it should be pushed until it is wide open. In neither case should the door be blown up at the expense of those inside.”
Julius Kambarage Nyerere, from his Stability and Change in Africa speech given to the University of Toronto, Canada, 2 October 1969.