Jambo! Habari gani? (What news) Hakuna matata! Mungu asifiwe! (God be praised!) Good evening supporters of Katoke! Unexpected meetings When I visited Katoke this year I was having lunch at the Rose Café in our nearest town, Bukoba, when I was greeted by a young African, “Hello Professor Watson”. I did not recognize him so … Continue reading Presidents speech to the 2023 dinner
Dennis McHugh President of Tradies generously donating $10,000 to the Katoke Trust We had a very enjoyable and informative 24th Annual Dinner at Tradies Gymea on Friday the 3rd of November. 220 guests attended with almost $40,000 raised which allows for the stage 1 of the assemble area and 6 student sponsorships. A highlight of … Continue reading 24th Annual Dinner 2023
These two students urgently require a sponsor for their last two years of secondary education. They have made it through the form 4 exams and have been accepted for the final push. However their family circumstances will prevent this continuing. Onesmo Onesmo John is currently in Form 5 (equivalent to Year 11 in NSW) at … Continue reading Form 5 Sponsorship Required
Eager to join Katoke! Recently the school was flooded with eager standard seven students (Equivalent to Year 6 in NSW) to sit the entrance exam to join Katoke in 2024, for Form 1 their first year of secondary school. (equivalent to Year 7 in NSW.) As Katoke is now known as a light house school … Continue reading Form one entrance exams 2023
Sweet Success! Students from KLSS recently attended the Ukwata National Conference, representing the school in Bible Knowledge, Singing and Poetry. The Conference was held in Mbeya, which is more than 2000kms from the school. They travelled in a mini bus to and from the conference, funded by donations, and competed against many students from around … Continue reading 2023 Ukwata National Conference – Outstanding results and a great time
The past twelve months have seen wonderful and gratifying achievements in fulfilment of the purposes of The Katoke Trust, especially at the Katoke-Lweru Secondary School. For this we thank God.
When it rains it pours. There has been a late rainy season in Tanzania this year. This has been welcomed by the farmers of the district still recovering from last year’s drought. However it has caused some delays with getting the construction of the Girl’s dorm underway. Kevin has also found himself needing to source … Continue reading Construction of Girl’s Dorm
We’ve launched our 2019 End of Financial Year Appeal. We cannot thank you enough for the compassion, love and generosity you have shown the students of Katoke-Lweru Secondary School. Construction of the third girls dormitory at KLSS is currently underway and will make such a difference to these young girl’s lives. Can you help fill the girls dormitory … Continue reading Just launched – 2019 Katoke EOFY Appeal
In February 2019, Stephen Diakatos (Dentist) , Stephen Langshaw (Optometrist), David Lefcovitch (photographer/dental assistant) and Colin Glendinning (General Practitioner) visited Katoke. Over the week, most of the Katoke school students plus some teachers and school staff were assessed by Steve (the dentist). He was very capably assisted by David who kept the students entertained with his jokes. Because … Continue reading Shire doctor, dentist, optometrist and photographer visit Katoke.
IT’S BEEN A FANTASTIC YEAR This year with your help we have continued our life‐changing work in Katoke, Tanzania. We have given the priceless gift of education to an increasing number of Tanzanian children and enjoyed the sustained academic success of our 2016 students and staff. In addition, we have expanded our agricultural efforts getting us … Continue reading Katoke wrap-up 2017