12 December, 2022

Tanzania Expedition Fundraiser

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Cycle to Tanzania 9000km challenge

The cycling activity will see 28 BIS Bratislava students aged 14-16, ride 9,000km (the distance from Bratislava to Arusha, Tanzania) in the space of 126 hours. This will be a non-stop activity, with the students cycling 24 hours a day from Sunday, 11th December at 06:00 AM with the aim of finishing at 12:00 PM on Friday, 16th December. We are so proud of our students participating in such a difficult but rewarding challenge. This one-of-a-kind fundraiser did not go unnoticed, and we received a heartwarming and motivating message from Peter Sagan, three-time world champion and seven-time winner of the Tour de France Green Jersey. 

 

Parents are more than welcome to come and cheer our students and donate to the 9000km fundraiser in the social space area or at the front office in the donation's buckets. Donations can also be submitted personally by your children. If you would prefer to send money by bank transfer, please visit our Facebook page.

Since 2014 students from the British International School Bratislava have worked on a series of service projects in Tanzania, which have significantly contributed to the long-term support and sustainable development in the local communities of Kitefu, Imbaseni, and Nazareti.

This year our students will be supporting the following three main projects: 

Construction of a Secondary school in Kiwawa, Tanzania: This will be a hands-on experience, working with the local charity team and Tanzanian builders.  Our students will be active participants learning many useful building skills such as bricklaying, cement mixing, and plastering.

Installation of smokeless stoves:  A major problem in developing countries is the health risk associated with smoke created while cooking inside using wood fires. Smokeless stoves significantly reduce the amount of smoke produced and are energy efficient, reducing the amount of fuel needed, making cooking cheaper and safer. Our students will be involved in the building of these for families within the village of Imbaseni.

Helping families to become self-sufficient:  A healthy goat can supply a family with milk for food and can also be a source of income with offspring and extra milk sold for profit.  Our students will learn about managing goats and help to build suitable shelters and some of the funds they raise will be used to help families to buy a goat.

Since the start of the school year, the students at the British International School Bratislava have already hosted several fundraising activities for Tanzania projects, such as bake sales, a Primary school disco, a school raffle, and now the cycling event, by which they hope to raise the largest amount of money.

The funds raised by our students will directly fund these projects, and any remaining money will be donated to support additional initiatives in Tanzania throughout the year.