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Sheryl and her husband visited NOCET in September 2015. It was fantastic to see how NOCET has continued to thrive; all of the children have grown so much! We met Jackline, the new Nursery/Kinder teacher, and Joyce has an assistant, Mary.

Some of the fundraising money raised in 2015 paid for bulk food and drygoods.

The main priority for 2016–17 is to raise funds to commence foundations on the half acre plot of land Samwel purchased, approximately 10km from Arusha. The plan is to build housing for the orphanage, a separate Nursery school and Kindergarten building, as well as a Clinic.

A major development in 2015 has been an association between NOCET and STEP Africa, an organisation that, amongst other services, offers volunteering placements in Tanzania. While at NOCET, we met four volunteers, two from Germany, one from Switzerland, and one from Austria. All fantastic, energetic, passionate young people. Five of the primary aged children will be sponsored by these volunteers to attend a private primary school next year. In addition, the education of one of the Nursery children will also be sponsored by a volunteer.

Wenslaus completed his chef's course in November 2015, and will be looking for a job in 2016. Elizabeth and Amina are due to complete their College studies at the end of 2016.

Unfortunately Irene's private primary school education will no longer be supported by a Danish sponsor in 2016. Loose Change is determined to pay for her continued education, in which Irene is excelling.

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