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Developing a global vision in the context of relationship

Creating international partnerships
Supporting enterprise and economic sustainability
Encouraging creativity through the expressive arts
Working for social inclusion and equal opportunities
Nurturing a vision of global citizenship

The fundamental purpose of The Twende Pamoja Trust is to promote the development of a global vision in the context of relationship between communities, schools and places of learning in Tanzania and the United Kingdom. It is now over 30 years since the partnerships began. In addition to several communities and groups there are now 40 primary and secondary schools committed to developing relationship.

In recent years Twende Pamoja has:

• supported a series of exchange visits for groups of young adults in both directions
• established 6 new school partnerships
• conducted ICT, art, creative writing and global citizenship workshops in primary and secondary schools
• mounted a successful art exhibition, including work from both young Scottish and Tanzanian artists
• presented a week’s programme of events on a global theme as part of the Edinburgh Festival
• increased the number of youth enterprise businesses in the Kilimanjaro District to 20
• worked with the British Council Connecting Classrooms Project to facilitate and resource over 25 teacher exchanges in both directions
• completed the first stage of the Twende Pamoja Centre building in Legho Village and begun the Makutano Community Centre in Mweka
• developed the ‘Hand in Hand’ Global Vision Project and worked with over 15,000 young people in Scotland and Tanzania to produce a common set of Vision Statements
• presented the Makutano Production in the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh and most recently to over 1,000 young Tanzanian adults in Moshi.
• led student leadership seminars
• set up Twende Pamoja Enterprises, a Community Interest Company, to generate income support the work of the partnerships
• facilitated the start and initial development of a Secondary School in Tanzania operating the combined Scottish and Tanzanian visions of education
• began a Computer Science, Coding and ICT Project for staff and pupils in partnership schools
• developed an ICT training framework to support all staff in developing their skills
• received a grant from the Scottish Government to fund a feasibility study ‘ICT for Better Futures’
• delivered a two-week ICT programme in Microsft Word, Powerpoint, Excel and using the Internet to 53 young adults
• provided a basic training in using a Computer and Microsoft Word and Powerpoint to 1,040 Primary pupils, 232 secondary students and 34 teachers
• Conducted Global Vision and Peace Workshops with 1,500 primary students in Scotland and 289 primary and 80 secondary students in Tanzania
• established a youth weekend gathering in Tanzania in June and December each year
• developed the ‘Peace on Earth Project enabling Scottish and Tanzanian Schools to work together
towards a Global Vision of Peace, Justice and Mercy
• provided resources and the daily needs for a school for children with special needs
• set up Twende Pamoja Enterprises, a Community Interest Company, to generate income for our partnerships and projects
established internships and volunteer opportunities for young people of both countries

The present work of Twende Pamoja is centred on:

Community – sharing and living a vision
Formation – realising potential
Education – learning together
Enterprise – creating businesses
Expressive Arts – nurturing creativity
Inclusion – involving everyone
The Twende Pamoja Centre – building futures

 

In recent years ‘The Twende Pamoja Trust’ has:

  • supported a series of exchange visits for groups of young adults in both directions
  • established 6 new school partnerships
  • conducted art, creative writing and global citizenship workshops in primary 
and secondary schools
  • mounted a successful art exhibition, including work from both young Scottish and Tanzanian artists
presented a week’s programme of events on a global theme as part of the Edinburgh Festival
  • increased the number of youth enterprise businesses in the Kilimanjaro District to 20
  • completed the first stage of the Twende Pamoja Centre building
  • developed the ‘Hand in Hand’ Global Vision Project
  • conducted Workshops in partner schools in Tanzania and Scotland
  • established Makutano (swahili: ‘the place where we met’) – the youth organization of Twende Pamoja