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UVic students’ Fundraising for KT

April 3, 2020

Reminder:  Students at UVic who had participated in our field school in Tanzania last year had been developing a fundraising event for the Kesho Trust as part of their Global Development Studies course. With the spread of COVID-19 they have had to cancel the event and instread have prepared a gofundme campaign. We hope that you will check out their work at the link below and consider donating.  Thanks.


Monica Kurumbe – Our Youth Champion Candidate

March 12, 2020

IMG-20200304-WA0034In cooperation with the Northern Council for Global Cooperation (NCGC), the Kesho Trust has been successful in our application to the Youth Champions component of the Spur Change program. Monica Kurumbe, from our partner organization EMAYO, was our proposed applicant to the program and with the success of our application will participate in the program activities both online in Tanzania and during a trip to Canada later this year.

The Spur Change program is funded by Global Affairs Canada and aims to increase the effectiveness of Canadian small and medium organizations to deliver sustainable results in support of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals. It seeks to increase the engagement of Canadian organizations in international development and especially youth, as global citizens. Online activities linking all participants in the program globally and subsequent activities in Canada will provide youth with the experiences, tools and opportunities to serve as local and national leaders on the Sustainable Development Goals

The Kesho Trust is delighted to be involved with this program and to have Monica, a longstanding contributor from our partner organization EMAYO, involved with the program. We will provide updates on the program over the next few months so please be sure to check in on our website and Facebook page.

Tanzania Field School 2020

March 12, 2020

DSC_0001 (2)Together with UVic, the Kesho Trust is preparing for the 2020 version of the Tanzania field school that was so successful last August. There will be some changes this year in the agenda, including some time spent exploring the landscape, successes and issues of the Enduimet WMA adjacent to Mt. Kilimanjaro, but the general focus of the program will remain the same. There is a strong emphasis on conservation and the cultural context of the Maasai in present day Tanzania with all the opportunities and challenges for achieving the sustainable development goals. Emmanuel ole Kileli and Bruce Downie are currently making logistical preparations for the program which is schedule to take place in August of this year.

Tanzania Field School – International Development Week

February 8, 2020

Youth and Students in Global Development: Experiences Beyond the Classroom

This event took place on February 4th, 2020, during International Development Week, at the University of Victoria, and was co-sponsored by the UVic Department of Global Development Studies (GDS), the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI), and VIDEA. The purpose of this event was to showcase the experiences of youth and students who have been engaged in global development and international experiential learning. The event was a panel discussion featuring two interns from CAPI, one intern from VIDEA, and a student (Paula Rasmussen) who participated in the UVic Geography Field School in Tanzania. After a discussion about global development and an overview of the CAPI and VIDEA internship programs, Paula gave a short presentation on the Tanzania field school, which included a summary of the locations and activities of the filed school, an overview of the important work that NGOs – such as the Kesho Trust and its partner organizations – are involved with in Tanzania, and a reflection on the most significant take-aways from the field school. This presentation was followed by questions from students who are interested in pursuing global development work or participating in similar international experiential learning opportunities.

Paula`s presentation

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