More details – Lara’s Foundation, Raleigh International & Save the Children.

Lara’s Foundation is partnering with Raleigh International and Save the Children who together are working with the community of Ndala in the Shinyanga region of Tanzania on a project to build an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre  and two sanitation facilities, one for boys and one for the girls. Lara’s Foundation will fund the build which will begin in October 2013 and be completed within 3 months.

Ndala is a  rural area in northern Tanzania where education facilities are poor and  this ECD will provide a safe haven for the most vulnerable young children and for the first time in Ndala, pre-primary education .

It is the community and the local government who bear responsibility to provide for the community but Ndala lacks resources and skills and therefore education is often not a priority.  The provision of this ECD will give children a more positive start . The addition of a toilet block will ensure that the children can start to learn about safer sanitation and avoid the health problems currently suffered by the community.

This project will combine two of Raleigh’s programme areas, focusing on access to safe water and sanitation and building resilient communities.

Lara’s Foundation representative will travel to Ndala to help to  build an ongoing relationship with the community.  It is hoped that in time TESOL teachers , work colleagues of Lara, will assist in the school by providing English Language tuition to the local teachers so that they in turn can teach  others in the community.

Our current fund raising total is £65,000.  We are so grateful to everyone who has shown, and continues to show, their support for Lara and the work of her Foundation.

Ruth runs the New York City Marathon for Lara’s Foundation

On the 3rd of November 2013, Ruth Johnston will be will be joining 47,000 runners when she takes part in the New York City Marathon, one of the biggest in the world.

Ruth is a good friend of Lara’s sister, Jess, and has chosen to run the 26 miles in support of Lara’s Foundation.

Update:   Congratulations to Ruth who completed the marathon in record time and with a smile on her face throughout.  Ruth has raised close to £4,000!!!!! Amazing.  You can see images of Ruth and her New York Marathon feat here