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The past couple of years have been exciting times for the Thomas Marshall Education Fund.
Our long-time representatives in Mozambique, Frikkie & Juanita de Jager, decided to retire after countless years of missionary work in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. We have been fortunate that they have discovered equally committed replacements in Francois & Alta Rauch.
Francois and Alta have been settling into their new roles for us and have just sent us a report on activities during 2017. It has been a hectic year for them with a lot of work and travelling. Communication was a challenge as always and spending time with the kids and following up on their progress took a great amount of their time.
Their report can be viewed in PDF format, but we can summarise the situation in Mozambique as follows:
Our long-time supporters will remember that TMEF sent a container to Mozambique some time ago with equipment for the Technical school at Vila Maninga that we were helping to fund. About 12 months ago there was a direct political threat and the reversal of a decision by the relevant departments which initially ensured the community would benefit and control the college. Our very good friends and the administrators of our funds on site, Frikkie and Juanita de Jager, decided, together with us and other sponsors, and much to our disappointment, to discontinue all building activities and to leave. Within weeks of moving, there were numerous attacks in the area and unrest was spreading rapidly throughout the country. Fortunately, we have still been able to support the education of youngsters in Mozambique and we continue to raise funds to enable this important work to continue.
The container remains in a secure area and Francois and Alta have met with the community in the area and are monitoring the situation and patiently waiting to see whether it will be possible to restart the school project. We are ever hopeful that the school work will resume but we carry on supporting the youngsters’ education in many other ways.
The trustees of the Thomas Marshall Education Fund would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising efforts last year.
The year began with Guy Marshall being invited to give a presentation to the Friends of Woodbridge Museum outlining the background to the charity and our various fundraising activities. We then hosted a Valentine’s Day tea in Bart’s Hall, a performance in Orford Church of the puppet play “Green Children of Woolpit” by our friends at Rust and Stardust from Sussex, Tea for Thomas at Chantry Cottage, a jumble sale in Bart’s Hall and a stall at Friday Street Car Boot Sale and finally a very successful Black and White Ball in Orford Town Hall.
We believe that our efforts last year will enable us to fund many of the projects that Francois and Alta have identified for this year.
We are also planning more exciting events this year so do look out for these and please help us to continue our mission to advance the education, training and life skills of the young people of Mozambique... Check events here
WELFARE OF KIDS/STUDENTS
It is going extremely well with the TMEF students and orphans. Studies are above average and those who are struggling (see pdf report) are being taken care of by more senior students to mentor them and help them through their grades. Where malaria is a huge problem for all our orphans, we made sure that the overseers got to them quickly and provided professional medical help.
We are constantly looking for new ways to raise funds
for helping the young people of Mozambique
If you would like to help please contact us on email
The Trustees of the Thomas Marshall Education Fund would like to thank everyone who supported the production of Black Shuck in Orford Church on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st April.
Thank you to everyone who attended the performances, puppet company Rust and Stardust who worked diligently with Orford School to devise and develop the play and Vanessa Wells, Head of Orford School, who had the foresight to involve her pupils in the National Arts Award Scheme and who encouraged those pupils to make such a great contribution to the performances.
Last but not least thank you to the generous sponsors, including Jacki and Nigel Maslin, Orford Business Association, New Orford Town Trust, Orford School and those who contributed through the crowdfunding website. This sponsorship allowed the costs of the production to be covered so that all takings at both performances will be used to support the Thomas Marshall Education Fund aim to advance the education, training and life skills of the young people of Mozambique to enable them to make a sustainable living and provide active support within their communities.
To witness Orford Church buzzing with enthusiasm from such talented young people and their parents was wonderful.
Maybe we could capture this spirit to generate further community events.