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Welcome to The Desk and Chair Foundation website, a charitable trust fully registered with the United Kingdom Charity Commission with a mission to provide Tanzanian communities with vocational education for needy children, access to clean water and other actions based on an intimate and thorough understanding of its social and cultural needs.

Latest News:

TDCF are sending Benjamin Manjale to Dar for treatment. He is 12 years old. He comes from Kamuhanga village in Geita district and Geita region. He will be escorted by his guardian Mr Magembe Manjale who is also a close family member. Attached are his today's photos from different angles for your easy reference and preparations. >> Click here to read more.

A brand new Toshiba laptop was handed over to Brother Ibrahim Ramadhan Maulid who is at present completing his Diploma degree in Tourism & Tour guide course in Arusha Tropical Centre College in Arusha region. Brother Ibrahim on completion of his O levels he got division IV of 28 points. >> Click here to read more.

Laptop no 2 was handed over to Miss Mwamvua Songoro Ibrahim a fourth year law student at St Augustine University in Mwanza city. Miss Mwamvua has been fully sponsored by The Desk and chair Foundation and she was in a desperate need of a lap top in order to do her research paper which is a requirement for passing her final exams . >> Click here to read more.

With reference to our recent appeal regarding an acute need of laptops for students who are pursuing higher education, a well wisher from Dar es salaam responded by donating two brand new laptops for two students. >> Click here to read more.

Attached please find school report of Steven Abdu who is being sponsored by BCT and managed by TDCF. Abdu is doing very well and says Asante Sana to BETA. >> Click here to read more.

With your financial help and prayers, TDCF tries to deliver for you. >> Click here to read more.

Problems in Tanzania - YOU CAN HELP? Please contact TDCF. >> Click here to read more.

BETA charitable Trust will fund the cost for Desks and Chairs in Musoma. This school is registered under the name of MARA RURAL GOSPEL MINISTRY.which is under PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH P.O.BOX 303 MUSOMA. At present they are running 3 classes i e Junior Nursery,Senior Nursery and std 1. >> Click here to read more.

Juma has a family of 9 dependents,a wife and 8 children.During recent heavy rainfall and winds Juma's house roof was damaged very badly and rain water is now pouring inside the house as shown in the photos taken during an unannounced visit at his residence. >> Click here to read more.

Wheel chair no 148 was handed over to Mzee Addallah Said of Nyasaka area in Mwanza city. Mzee Abdallah Said is a diabetic patient and has lost his eye sight.He is also dependent on insulin and his both legs and hands have now fallen numb due to diabetes. >> Click here to read more.

TDCF thanks Mr Imran Ali Kassam and Mr Riaz Merali for organising the first (of many iA) -TDCF Squash Tournament 2012 in London. 20 keen and fit squash players will sweat it out for the title and at same time try to raise some funds for the children of Mwanza. >> Click here to read more.

Shallow well no 187 was handed over at Chamula village in Ngudu area in Kwimba district. This shallow well was donated in the loving memory of Late Indumati Gunjal - "A FRIEND AND A GUIDE." >> Click here to read more.

In order to celebrate IDD E GHADEER,Mwanza Bilal branch planted different species of trees at Manthare village that is 64 km away from Mwanza cjty centre. Total 30 Bilal members participated in this tree planting project and 1561 trees were planted. >> Click here to read more.

Today Thursday 8/11/12 shallow well no 191 was handed over to villagers Kikubijivillage in Kwimba district in Mwanza city. The rope pump that was installed on this shallow well was donated by a well wisher from Dar es salaam. >> Click here to read more.

Mr Zulfikar Nanji donates 11 tanks of 1000litres each for rain water project - TDCF says Asante sana to Mr Nanji. >> Click here to read more.

On Sunday shallow well no 183 was handed over to the management and students of Kabwoba English Medium school in Kagera region. >> Click here to read more.

On Sunday shallow well no 184 was handed over to the management and students of Kabwoba English Medium school in Kagera region. >> Click here to read more.

On Sunday 14/10/12 shallow well no 185 was handed over to the management and students of Kabwoba English Medium school in Kagera region. >> Click here to read more.

Today Monday 16/10/12 shallow well no 177 was handed over to villagers of Kisesa Kona village in Misungwi district. >> Click here to read more.

Shallow well no 178 was handed over to villagers of Fumagira village that is in Misungwi District. >> Click here to read more.

Shallow well no 179 was handed over to villagers of Beda A village that is in Misungwi District. >> Click here to read more.

On Wednesday 10/10/12 shallow well no 176 was handed over to JABAL HIRA ENGLISH MEDIUM PRIMARY SCHOOL.This shallow well was donated in the loving memory of late Haji Addulrasool Fazal. >> Click here to read more.

26 desks sponsored by the family of Late Mr G B Damji are all ready and will be handed to a school in Kibara. >> Click here to read more.

Dr Shiraz Datoo of CAN AID AFRICA visits Mwanza to see and inspect projects his charity has been supporting via TDCF. >> Click here to read more.

Very recently shallow well no 160 was handed over to villagers of Mkurumuzi village,kikore ward in mshikamano sub village in Kondoa region.This shallow well is one of the 12 shallow wells that were sponsored by Beta Charitable Trust in Kondoa region. >> Click here to read more.

Very recently shallow well no 161 was handed over to villagers of Hurui village,kikore ward in Darajani sub village in Kondoa region.This shallow well is one of the 12 shallow wells that were sponsored by Beta Charitable Trust in Kondoa region. >> Click here to read more.

Very recently shallow well no 163 was handed over to villagers of Karamba village,Karamba ward in Bonga sub village in Kondoa region.This shallow well is one of the 12 shallow wells that were sponsored by Beta Charitable Trust in Kondoa region. >> Click here to read more.

Very recently shallow well no 162 was handed over to villagers of Kandanga village,Itororo ward in Kijiweni sub village in Kondoa region.This shallow well is one of the 12 shallow wells that were sponsored by Beta Charitable Trust in Kondoa region. >> Click here to read more.

Very recently shallow well no 164 was handed over to villagers of Sakami chini village,Thawi ward in Gigita sub village in Kondoa region.This shallow well is one of the 12 shallow wells that were sponsored by Beta Charitable Trust in Kondoa region. >> Click here to read more.

Very recently shallow well no 165 was handed over to villagers of Sakami juu village,Thawi ward in Darabi sub village in Kondoa region. This shallow well is one of the 12 shallow wells that were sponsored by Beta Charitable Trust in Kondoa region. >> Click here to read more.

Very recently shallow well no 166 was handed over to villagers of Thawi Juu village,THAWI ward in Samathi sub village in Kondoa region. This shallow well is one of the 12 shallow wells that were sponsored by Beta Charitable Trust in Kondoa region. >> Click here to read more.

Today Monday 3/9/12 the villagers of Kamhanga village in Geita region once more enjoyed taste of clean and safe water after the rehabilitation of the shallow well in their area. >> Click here to read more.

Mr Manji, previous resident of Mwanza, support TDCF with School fees.TDCF needs almost tshs 30m/=(UKP 12500) for school fees assistance very year for the less fortunate children in Lake regions. >> Click here to read more.

On Monday 1st October 2012, TDCF donated 348 three seater desks were handed over to 9 Primary schoolsof four different regions including Mwanza region. >> Click here to read more.

On Monday 1/10/12 two tricycles were handed over to two physically challenged victims from Mwanza region and Musoma region respectively. Mrs Asha Chacha of Nyakato area in Mwanza area received tricycle no 131 from the Councillorof Nyamagana ward Hon.Bhiku Kotecha. >> Click here to read more.

Due to scarcity of water in many villages these rain water harvest tanks help a lot by collecting rain water and use it both for human consumption and domestic use also. In the villages rain water was being collected in normal iron drumsof 200 litres which was very small in quantity and secondly health hazard also due to rusting of these drums. TDCF donated rain water harvest Number 60 and 61 handed to these two villagers. >> Click here to read more.

TDCF have manage to refer Mr Hassan to India for investigations and treatment for his disabling skin condition. He is now back in Mwanza. >> Click here to read more.

How You Can Help TDCF:

Attached are the photos of a three wheeler ambulance ideal for villages.Cost of one such ambulance is tshs 6,000,000/= ( i e usd $3800 or ukp 2500). This includes one year comprehensive insurance,road licence, registration fees and transport to recipient village hospital from where it will operate. Please contact us if you can help. >> Click here to learn more.

A standard 2 girl who is physically challenged has approached us for assistance of a tricycle so that she can attend school in time. According to the letter from the Headmaster of the school this student stays 1km far away from the school and she literally has to crawl to reach the school on time which is not possible due to nature of her disability. >> Click here to learn more.

Songambele Primary School needs your help please. There is a masssive shortage of desks. TDCF has managed to repair 86 broken desks that will accomodate about 260 children. >> Click here to learn more.

My Dear Friend, Henk Holtslag,

Thank you for your kind response. Yes I am interested in receiving information and any available assistance which will help me to get services for water in a simple technology.

In the attachment, I have included some photos for orphanage school buildings which are still under construction. If this school will be finished, it is our vision to offer an open door mostly for vulnerable children to study in this school for lower school fees. If you may know an individual person or an organization which is interested in taking part in what we are doing here in Musoma, Tanzania through MRGM, please feel free to share with them so that they will help us in the finishing stages. The Mara Rural Gospel Ministry which I shared with you about through the mail I sent you took a faith step to build this school since 2007. MRGM is not a church. It is an NGO which preach the Gospel in remote villages where many preachers do not go. Being the founder of this ministry, I want to say that we are doing our missions beyond denominational borders.

This school project has no access for water. The community which surrounds the area take some 5 km walking in order to fetch for water in ponds or small rivers when it is rainy seasons. That is why I am requesting your assistance for water availability as well before this project starts.

Pastor Lukasi Manumbu

TDCF with collaboration with Izaaz Medical Project are trying to help this young boy who has got serious medical condition affecting his eyes. Can you help? >> Click here to learn more.

JUST GIVING: JustGiving.com is the easy and efficient way to donate and raise money for TDCF. >> Click here to learn more.

TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE: If you fancy raising money for TDCF by climbing Ben Nevis or walking Hadrian's Wall then 'Take up the Challenge'. >> Click here to learn more.

URGENT ADVICE: The parents of Ibeneza Eliudi Kapili have approached us for assistance. He is nine months old and was born with deformed right leg as shown in the photos. According to his parents he is making efforts to stand up but is not able due to no balance from the right leg. TDCF has requested professional help but as ever, there will be the need of funds. At present, we not sure if we will be able to help Ibeneza Eliudi or not and if we will be able to help him, the costs involved. If you have any expertise or funds to help, pls contact us ASAP. >> Click here to learn more.

To make sure that all the donations (100%) given to the charity are used as per intended, members of Ladha Meghjee family underwrite all of the following:

  • Direct salary of personnel employed by the Desk and Chair Foundation.
  • All administration expenses occurred in United Kingdom including website maintenance costs.
  • All administration and running costs in Tanzania, including buying and maintenance of a four wheel drive car.
  • All bank charges incurred in running the TD&CF account and charges levied by bank in transferring funds to Tanzania.

The Desk & Chair Foundation registration number is 1103895.

Contact Details
  • The Desk and Chair Foundation
  • 95 Valley Road
  • Rickmansworth
  • Hertfordshire
  • WD3 4BL
  • Phone: +44 (0)1923 711000
  • Registered UK charity 1103895
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