www.nyumbayamuotaji.com In the village of Nkoaranga in Tanzania, 63.7% of people are under the age of 25 and 67.9% live in poverty. For the last 3 years I have self-funded and developed a number of programs which have proven to be very successful, the participants of which have gained much improved outcomes in their lives. It is now time to build on these successes and benefit the whole village. Your donations will be used to build and equip vocational education centres where folk can learn skills in contemporary jewellery making, woodworking, life skills and sewing; providing the means and location to earn life changing incomes. The amount of $AU50,000.00 is required to pay rent, pay wages, purchase tools and equipment for a jewellery studio/workshop for 10 students, a sewing studio with machines and tables for 10 students and a fully eqipped woodworking studio/workshop for 10 people. Some of these students will become teachers ensuring the viability and longevity of the programs. These current programs will be models that may be replicated across East Africa. Recently I learned of 2 village suicides, and this combined with the rise of alcoholism and HIV, and a high infant mortality in the village. This made me realise that despair is becoming a real issue and the need to have a lasting impact by offering opportunities for a greater number of people became necessary. Knowing I am sharing this huge undertaking with you, will take a huge load off my 68 year old shoulders and the Nkoaranga community will be immensely grateful that your contribution will allow young folk to have a better future.