Sandvik donate 10 PCs to Cedar Tanzania

Great donation of 10 desktop- PCs from Sandvik Mining Tanzania


2019 is sure starting on a high following the donation of 10 desktop- PCs from Sandvik Mining Tanzania.

The company, which belongs to Sandvik Group, a global engineering group from Sweden, gifted Cedar Tanzania the devices on December 4, 2018. Sandi Zaranyika, Managing Director, and Vice president of Sales, Daniel Banister, visited Kamanga Health Centre to deliver the computers and to hear more how the Kamangan community would benefit from this extraordinary gift.

The main focus of the donation is to support educational outcomes for the people of Kamanga region. To this end, Cedar Tanzania’s Education Project Manager Dylan Parkin will be involved in designing and implementing educational programmes for the community, with a special focus on integrating the PCs.  While these education projects are still very much in the developmental stages, it is clear that these PCs will prove very beneficial - whether through literacy programmes used to boost the literacy level of community members or through basic computer skills courses to teach general computer skills useful in a variety of work fields, boosting employability.

Cedar Tanzania is grateful to Sandvik for this and previous in-kind and monetary donations as part of a long-standing relationship. Donations like these are vital to ensuring we continue to provide sustainable services in Nyamatongo Ward, and to execute our common vision.

As we begin the New Year, we look forward to using the computers within upcoming projects, ultimately helping the Nyamatongo community help themselves.

If, like Sandvik, you would like to Donate educational or medical equipment then  please feel free to contact us here.

Thank you.

Save a baby. Every Day. You did it!

Nina from ACT! Australia for Cedar Tanzania Crowdfunding on social media platforms.


Here at Cedar Tanzania we want to wish you many happy returns for the New Year! And we hope that 2019 has begun well for you and your family.

We celebrated December 2018 with you and experienced your overwhelming kindness through our crowdfunding  campaign “Save a baby. Every day”.

Imagine being pregnant and in labour and having to go on the back of a motorbike for 2 hours on a dusty and pothole strewn dirt road with no street lights to get to the nearest hospital. Not comfortable, and not safe at all. 

This was the reality for many pregnant women living in Kamanga before Kamanga Health Centre was built. We currently average a birth a day at Kamanga Health Centre and although we all wish for every child birth to be perfect sometimes a newborn baby needs that little extra bit of help to take their first breath.  

Even though we wished to give the best level of care to everyone seeking medical assistance at KHC, we realised that our newborn babies could really benefit from a neonatal resuscitation table – a place to keep the newborn safe, resuscitated, warm and surrounded by other life saving equipment within the doctor’s reach.

Therefore we decided to reach out and raise money – AUD $5,400 was needed to purchase the resuscitation table.  

A crowdfunding campaign on Chuffed.org was created and the news about our project spread like rings in water through social media.

Amazingly we did not only reach our target but surpassed it and raised AUD $8,370. The extra funds will enable us to buy not only the resuscitation table but also 2 baby bassinets AND a storage trolley for the resuscitation table itself. This will make a massive difference in the way we can help every newborn baby at Kamanga Health Centre.

We are grateful to everyone of you who helped make this a reality. Every donation and every share on social media helped us a long way.  

We owe special thanks to Bamboo Rock Drilling who donated AUD $3,465. Thank you so much!

At this very moment we are in the process of ordering the equipment and we are expecting everything to be with us in the next few months. We will of course keep you updated on the progress of the shipment of the equipment and share with you once we have it all ready to use.

Once again, thank you! You are making a difference!

Save a baby, every day!

Meet Nina. She lived in Mwanza for 13 years and witnessed firsthand the daily struggles of living in rural Tanzania.

Now living in Perth, Australia Nina has spearheaded a charity called Australia for Cedar Tanzania (ACT).  She works closely with Cedar Tanzania, by supporting it to raise awareness of their funding needs. This is to ensure that Cedar Tanzania is able to continue its life changing projects in the Nyamatongo community.   

Nina’s first campaign as Founder and President of ACT is to help Cedar Tanzania crowdfund in order to raise AUD $5,400 (or USD $4,100). These funds  will purchase a neonatal resuscitation table for Kamanga Health Centre.

We currently average a birth a day at Kamanga Health Centre and although we all wish for every child birth to be perfect sometimes a newborn needs that little extra push to begin life. 

Right now, our first instance of help consists of a small foam mattress on a table. Not quite optimal for providing oxygen and first level of care.

Support Cedar Tanzania as they crowdfund for baby resuscitation equipment

Here’s what we’re doing about it

Neonatal Resuscitation Table

Neonatal Resuscitation Table

Cedar Tanzania would love to purchase a Neonatal Resuscitation table to be able to give all the babies in Kamanga a great start in life. 

With this table and machine we can make sure baby is warm and comfortable and has the ability to take the first breath of life.

Having a Neonatal Resuscitation table will save babies. Every day!


You can join us

We need your help to make this equipment a reality. Imagine these were your circumstances. Help us save a baby. Every day.


We need AUD $5,400 (or USD $4,100) to purchase this equipment. Any additional funds will be used for shipping and import and for other life saving equipment for Kamanga Health Centre. 

Are you ready to join Nina and Cedar Tanzania “Save a baby, every day!” https://chuffed.org/project/save-a-baby-every-day

 

Look at these amazing perks that you can receive for your kind donation: 

$50 Hall of Fame

We'll put your name on the website, forever, to say thanks for helping out. Amazing!

 

$100 Greeting from a Mother

A photo with a greeting from one of the mothers in Kamanga, AND your name listed on our website.

 

$500 Celebrate

Limited to 5!

Celebrate your awesomeness with some Tanzanian bunting!

AND you get a photo with a greeting from one of the mothers in Kamanga AND your name listed on our website.

 

$1,000 You did it! Throw a party!

Limited to 5!

To help you throw a party to celebrate your generosity we will throw in a Tanzanian reversible apron and matching oven gloves!

AND you will also get some Tanzanian bunting AND a photo with a greeting from one of the mothers in Kamanga, AND your name listed on our website.

 

“Save a baby, every day!” https://chuffed.org/project/save-a-baby-every-day

 

 

 

 

 

Get tested. Know your status. Live.

On the 1st of December 2018 red ribbons donned the lapels of every team member from Cedar Tanzania and every special guest from Sengerema District Council. The beautiful grounds of Kamanga Health Centre also teamed with people from the community who came to hear talks about how getting tested for HIV/AIDS and knowing ones status could save ones life!

One of the most powerful events that took place during the celebrations, was the testimony of two mature gentlemen who had been living with HIV for over a decade. Their testimonies spoke of how they got tested and started taking medication that helped manage the HIV virus. Getting tested, and knowing their HIV status had helped save their lives.

Cedar Tanzania celebrated World Aids Day with fun filled activities too including tug of war games, egg and spoon races and the traditional game in Kamanga ‘catch the chicken’. But amongst all the fun and laughter serious issues surrounding the importance of individuals getting tested for HIV/AIDS and knowing their status was of paramount importance. Hence two tents were set up, one for Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) and the other for Care and Treatment (CTC).   

Cedar Tanzania is proud to say that over 500 people were tested and found out their HIV status at its Word Aids Day event. The presence of Kamanga Health Centre in the community will enable those with positive results to receive the proper follow up care that they will need in order to live a long life, even with a positive HIV status.

  

https://www.worldaidsday.org/  Get tested. Know your status. Live.