November 2014: We have received funding from TUSK TRUST that will assist in running costs of Youth Center activities upto 30th September 2015.
October 2014: Welcome to Hans Cosmas Ngoteya – Project Manager for Usevya Youth and Education Center.
June 2014: Welcome to Sylvester Bwasama – Acting Project Manager for WASIMA
August 2013: Simone Beccaria joins the team as Project Manager for WASIMA
August 2013: Raleigh Tanzania team visits Usevya for three weeks working on fuel efficient stoves
August 2013: Welcome Wildlife Conservation Society, in support of the Mpimbwe Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
July 2013: In partnership with the Nomad Trust, Raleigh Tanzania are working on a rocket stove project, in Usevya near the Katavi National Park. Rocket Stoves are a clean and efficient stove using wood burnt in a high temperature combustion chamber built out of bricks and insulated with mud and ash. These stoves require less fuel-meaning fewer trees chopped down, and are safer for children to be around compared to the old ‘three stone’ stoves. Each stove costs about 2000 Tzs, just over $1, for 20 bricks and the family provide the cow dung, ash, water and sand. That is all that’s needed to build the stoves that positively impact a families everyday life, as well as reduces deforestation.
23 October 2012: The 22 Dell laptops, donated by California State University Fullerton, are currently undergoing setup for Windows XP. This is one step closer before the laptops depart from California and arrive to the new Usevya Youth Center in Mpimbwe.
9 July 2012: The Prime Minister’s Office generously agrees to sponsor the shipping costs to bring 22 Dell laptop computers to the new Usevya Youth Center in Mpimbwe.
5 June 2012: 22 Dell laptop computers have been donated through California State University, Fullerton’s Mpimbwe Project Philanthropic Foundation. The gift was arranged by CSU Fullerton’s Women and Gender Studies Program as part of their new “Sister Cities” project–a project that gives CSU Fullerton students the opportunity to learn about Tanzania and to support the Mpimbwe community in their efforts toward economic development. These generous donations will make it possible for the community to have its very first solar-powered computer lab, connecting Mpimbwe to the Internet and to the world.
25 May 2012: First use of the coaster, for an educational tour for village and Sungusungu leaders on 25 May, once the rains had subsided.
1st May 2012: The coaster for the Day in the Park project arrived in Mpimbwe