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Call for donations, December 2023

Dear friends,
As the holiday season unfolds, we at Tikondane Community Centre invite you to be part of a movement that’s changing lives in Katete, Zambia. Your support can help break the cycle of poverty and bring hope to many.

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Newsletter No. 3, Oktober 2023

We trust this newsletter finds you in excellent spirits and ready to join us in celebrating the incredible impact of your steadfast support for Tiko. We would like to share the profound positive changes taking place within our community, thanks to your generosity yand the kindness of a cherished friend…

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Newsletter No. 2, August 2023

Dear Friends,
While the Northern countries roast in high temperatures, Katete, as the coldest place in Zambia, feels like the Arctic, and it was just the time that Jens, a teacher at Berlin Humboldt Gymnasium, arrived to visit Tiko, his ‘home away from home‘ for the 15th time with colleagues Dagmar and Ruth for their 2nd and 1st visits. Like Father Christmas again they brought goodies for Tiko, which are also from the FRIENDS OF TIKO in Germany…

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Newsletter No. 1, April 2023

Dear Friends,
If you saw our December newsletter, you may have gathered that we are rather busy with our seven potential solutions to Tiko’s problems, especially crew members who are working on a computer (including me). For me to delegate our tasks, we need a number of Tiko crew to have computers…and Wi-Fi. But in reality our crew work part-time to save money on lunches for the crew, with crops having been caught by inflation, and they need time off to work in the fields; we don’t have enough laptops and our Wi-fi often doesn’t work; our computers are agonizingly slow and it can take 20 seconds to open a Facebook message…

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Newsletter No. 4, December 2022

Dear Friends,
Too much time has passed since we posted our last newsletter. Why? We did not want to give you bad news, the world is full enough of that, so we waited until we had a reason for hope, which we do now have. Second, our editor Lorraine was not well but Claire (a volunteer from 10 years ago) is stepping in. Christoph and Rey have also helped a lot – as they do in so many ways – so thanks to of all our wonderful helpers, zikomo kwambiri. And our best wishes to Lorraine….

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Ceremony of the Paramount Chief of the Chewa people, September 2022

Impressions of the stunning ceremony of the chief of the Chewa people…

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Reunion after three years – travel report from Jens Augner, July 2022

I haven’t been this excited before a trip for a long time. After the forced three-year break due to
Covid 19, I could finally revisit the “Tikondane Community Centre” project in Katete (Zambia),
which is supported by the Zambia/Fair Trade AG…

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Newsletter No. 3, July 2022

Dear Friends,
May passed by without a newsletter and we are in July and enjoying the welcome return of visitors and volunteers. One reason for this delay is that so much has been keeping us busy here as you will see from the reports below but let’s start with cheering photos of the possible future Tiko crew…

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Newsletter No. 2, April 2022

Dear Friends,
The worldwide Covid-19 epidemic has forced us to make changes at Tiko and amongst other things to look into the effects of the loss of income from the lodge and restaurant. With Lydia, a livestock officer in Katete, and Christine, a long-time hard-working member of Tiko, I went to Uganda for a weeklong course given by Dr. Emma Naluyima to learn how we can make the best possible use of the land and demonstrate the methods used to others…

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Newsletter No. 1, January/February 2022

Dear Friends,
I have handed over to Rey our volunteer from the USA to start the first newsletter of 2022 by introducing himself and a new exciting way to help our community at Tiko…
Welcome to our late posting January newsletter! I am Rey …