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Meridian Charities 2016
Tiamoyo Empower Project
The Tiamoyo Empower Project aims to empower local leaders to bring economic development to disadvantaged rural communities in Tanzania.
The Tiamoyo Empower Project is working with two villages that have strong leaders, to empower them to improve the way they farm. To develop a system that can spread economic development throughout Tanzania. Through providing training and tools, we will help local farmers transition from subsistence agriculture to sustainable cropping that leads to economic development.
Meridian’s Giving Circle awarded the Tiamoyo $25,000 in 2016, to assist with this programme and would release $17,000 for crop inputs which would enable them to plant 260 acres of crop which in an average year could return a gross of $120,000 between the two villages. They are working with about 60 farmers in each village, which including their families represent around 800 people.
Alta-1’s mission is to transform communities through justice, knowledge, recovery and hope. They do this with services of alternative education, recovery programmes, opportunities for enterprise and community transformation initiatives. Their goal is that young people can receive the support and training they need to not only survive, but also recognize and reach their full potential.
Meridian’s Giving Circle awarded Alta-1 $15,000 in 2016, to expand its TEP program in the Perth metro area. The program delivers holistic support and includes the provision of tangible and practical links between available support services, meaningful community engagement and flexible progression towards re-engagement into education, training and/or secure employment. TEP is a strategic partnership between Alta-1 College, Department of Education and W.A. Police.
Classroom Of Hope
Classroom of Hope exists to help children unleash their greatness through life changing education. They provide access to quality education to children in developing countries by partnering with best practice local NGOs to implement projects. In Gitumba, Southern Rwanda there are 400 children walking 5 hours a day through dangerous jungle terrain to attend school.
Meridian’s Giving Circle awarded Classroom of Hope $10,000 in 2016, to build a new school with 7 classrooms in Gitumba going the children local education.