Rhodes Wealth Management recently agreed to sponsor a teacher for a year in Tanzania to teach young children that otherwise wouldn’t be able to go to school. Director, Adam Rhodes has recently returned from a visit to the country to see at first-hand the good work that is being carried out by the charity and to offer some hands-on help.
The Tanzanian based Pamoja Leo charity primarily helps children in Tanga, Tanzania get the welfare and education services they need for them to thrive and achieve their potential within their community.
Adam decided to get involved with the charity following a successful year for Rhodes Wealth Management and after hearing about the charity. Adam’s cousin Ed and Ed’s wife, Georgina, who now live in the township of Tanga, Tanzania with their 1-year-old son and 2-year-old adopted Tanzanian daughter, founded the charity 3 years ago when they visited Tanga on a road trip and felt a strong need to help the families there.
Adam says: “I was moved by Ed and Georgina’s incredible commitment not only to get the charity off the ground, whilst running their own online business at the same time, but also to become accepted by the local people. I am delighted to be able to help. As their income is generated from their online business, they don’t take any income from the charity – every penny raised goes towards this very worthy cause”.
During his visit, Adam met some of the children and the new teacher that Rhodes Wealth Management are sponsoring. He also helped to paint a new Centre of Education, designed to provide an education for the children that are not strong enough or old enough to be able to walk the long distance to the nearest school. Those children attending will also get a bowl of porridge, which for many will be their only nourishing meal of the day.
Future plans for the charity include educating mothers about childcare and nutrition and educating the wider community about entrepreneurship, with the key aim of teaching skills that offer the community sustainable help. To contribute towards these initiatives, Adam designed a hen house at the Centre during his visit so that the local mothers can be encouraged to run their own egg businesses. Already, the eggs that the hens are laying are being given to particularly under-nourished children, some of whom have never eaten eggs before.
Adam said “I’m so glad that I made the trip to Tanzania. Ed and Georgina have big ambitions for the charity and I have every confidence that they will achieve their goals. What really resonated with me was how happy the children were, despite how little they had. I have returned home feeling proud that Rhodes Wealth Management is contributing to providing these families with a brighter future”.