Youth Centre Qubodiyon Tajikistan

£5,200 of £6,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 7 months
Paul Sworde Teppa  Cage Green Ward, ENG
SWORDE-Teppa has been actively supporting youth in southern Tajikistan (Khatlon Province) since 2005 based at our English, Education & Youth Centre in Qurghonteppa. This centre supports orphans, disabled, veterans, and the wider community as well as providing opportunities for youth to improve their future prospects. Projects based at the centre are as diverse as; tourism, health and fitness, sports and leisure, environment and English teaching. We are now trying to establish a similar centre, in an old theatre, in Qubodiyon, a district bordering Afghanistan. There are no opportunities in this district. The British Embassy Dushanbe kindly assisted us in the first stage of this project, which enabled us to renovate/rebuild most of the old building, additional funds from very kind donors also assisted us via our gofundme campaign in 2016. But we are looking for a little more to install electricty, a ceiling in the main hall, a toilet and security fences. The centre will become the centre of the community and improve the lives of many thousands of beneficiaries for years to come. Can you help us to help others?


Can you help us to provide much needed opportunities to the community? Can you help us provide English language learning and unique education for the first time to children and youth in the region?


Your donations will be used with 100% of funds being spent on programmes in Tajikistan.


Lets help others to look to a brighter future together.
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Update 9
Posted by Paul Marchant
13 days ago
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Time for an update kind supporters and potential supporters. Our youth centre recently received some second hand furniture and equipment from the British Embassy Dushanbe. That was very kind of them and much appreciated. We also had a visit fro the Deputy Governor of Khatlon Oblast. She was very kind and interesting in assisting with volunteers etc. BUT we still have one very large problem. A lack of finance to complete the job. We have all the good will of the local authorities and community, their enthusiasm and desire for the centre. How can we make their dreams come true and provide the facilities they need? Simple, just a little more to get to our target, then we can make a WC, install electricity and ceiling in main theatre hall. Can you help us reach our modest target, do you know anyone or group who can? Please help us to help others. many thanks for your kind support. It really will make a huge difference to the lives of many thousands of people over the coming years.
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Update 8
Posted by Paul Marchant
1 month ago
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Hi, wonderful supporters.
Our funding target is ongoing for our new centre in Qubodiyon. But even with an unfinished centre, we are still able to offer limited community assistance. Our centre volunteers were able to make and donate a very nice collection of arthropods to the local Qubodiyon museum, we held a climate change exhibition, and our volunteers also most recently visited the local Qubodiyon orphanage with gifts and to plant 50 almond trees in the grounds, for future children to enjoy.

As well as the funds donated and spent, as detailed before in previous updates, we still urgently need additional funds for; installation of electricity in our building, a ceiling in the main hall, a toilet, a kitchen and front gates.

If you know anyone or any funding agency eager to donate to an extremely excellent cause, where absolutely no funds are wasted on anything else, please could you recommend our wonderful project. Many thanks to all of you and have a very nice Navruz holiday too!
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Update 7
Posted by Paul Marchant
4 months ago
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Hi there kind supporters and very many happy season's greetings to you all. We hope that you all have a great festive season and a well-earned rest.

I just wanted to update you all on our appeal. We set our modest target at 3,000 and we are not far away from it now. This was actually too modest, But we did not want to seem too greedy to people. We have used the funds so far for renovation work in our new youth centre in Qubodiyon and some minor renovation in our youth centre in Qurghonteppa. We have also purchased heaters for the centres, installed water in Qubodiyon, purchased fire safety equipment for Qubodiyon. At the same time, two of our kind supporters have visited us here in Tajikistan to see our work and how we have spent the funds so far, even assisting in purchases!

However, we still very much need your kind help to encourage others to support us. And here is why. We still need some 2,000 to finish our renovation work in Qubodiyon, in addition we are annually committed to raise funds for disabled children and orphans for this festive season. We need to raise funds for 300 children for clothes, shoes and a few games to keep them happy. These kids have little of their own and are often shut away in homes with no visitors or friends. Just the fellow orphans for company. We try and brighten up their lives at this time of year and we really need your help to do this.

Please can we appeal to you to encourage others to support our initiative and brighten up a few young lives this festive season.

Heart-felt thanks for your kindness and again the very best of seasons greetings from all at SWORDE-Teppa Tajikistan.
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Update 6
Posted by Paul Marchant
4 months ago
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Hi wonderful SWORDE-Teppa supporters. The 30 of you who have contributed are all stars. But we do have some way to go to reach our target. I hope that those who have pledged to donate may find the time this festive season too and also encourage others. As well as finishing our youth and education centre, our original target) we also need your help in raising funds for our annual New Year support for orphans and disabled children. They need our help for winter clothes and shoes and maybe a few games and things to keep them happy and healthy through the winter period. So please think of helping us to help these dear children. Many sincere thanks to you all again and very best wishes for the Christmas period from all your friends at SWORDE-Teppa.
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£5,200 of £6,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 7 months
Created September 21, 2016
£2,000
Jill Eitrem
12 days ago
£200
Anonymous
1 month ago
£149
Anonymous
2 months ago
MK
£50
Mike King
3 months ago
£60
Katharine Russell
3 months ago

Merry Christmas from Lake Country, BC Canada! :)

DS
£5
David Schroeder
3 months ago
PB
£50
Paul Bonwich
3 months ago

Best of luck to you!

£100
Charlotte Bleuer
4 months ago

Merry Christmas from Canada!

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4 months ago
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Tim Steele
4 months ago

The world needs more people like Paul Marchant.

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