Author Archives: Leah Nicolini

Register for the 2018 Kili Climb

Join Tanzania Development Support as the organization hosts the 2018 Kili Climb on Feb. 2 to 14 in Tanzania to support children from the Bukwaya region while trekking the highest mountain in Africa. The purpose of the climb is to raise $75,000 to buy about 15,000 books to fill the Madaraka Nyerere Library and Community… Continue Reading

Second TDS Yard Sale raises $1,085

Board Member Helen Martin hosted a second TDS Yard Sale in late September in Madison, Wis., that raised $1,085. The money will help TDS pursue its mission of improving the quality of life for youth, especially girls, in the Mara region. Students at a local high school helped gather donations, and Martin collected funds from… Continue Reading

October newsletter: 2018 Kili Climb

October newsletter: 2018 Kili Climb

With a goal to buy 15,000 books for primary and secondary students, Tanzania Development Support is hosting the 2018 Kili Climb fundraiser. This is your chance to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s tallest mountain and help to raise $75,000 for books. Now is the time to sign up for Dr. Thurmaier’s 3rd climb to the… Continue Reading

TDS earns $4,000 at annual Yard Sale

Led by volunteer Peter Schram, the TDS Yard Sale – the nonprofit’s largest in-house fundraiser – brought in approximately $4,000 Aug. 24 to 26 to support TDS’s mission. Many TDS advocates came to the sale at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St. in DeKalb, to shop as proceeds will fund projects to improve the… Continue Reading

Newsletter to publish monthly

Hi, my name is Leah Nicolini, and I will be writing Tanzania Development Support’s (TDS) monthly newsletter. The newsletter will publish the first Monday of each month and serve as an update on TDS’s projects to better keep our donors in the loop. To tell you a little about myself, my involvement with TDS started in 2016… Continue Reading

Clubs teach Tanzanian students about career paths

During the summer break, about 95 students from Nyegina Primary and Secondary School and Mkirira Secondary School are participating in the 4H Career Pathways Clubs to prepare for graduation. Program Coordinator Gabriel Magita has been working hands-on with the students to ensure upon graduation students know how to apply their skills to a career successfully. “4H Career Pathways Clubs… Continue Reading

The #WaterWalk raised about $1,500

  This year’s Water Walk hosted by Tanzania Development Support raised about $1,500 to support TDS’ mission and will be used towards buying books for the Nyegina Library. Fundraising to purchase books will educate people and empower many generations to come. Education will help Tanzanians fight their way out of poverty. At the Water Walk, participants… Continue Reading