ORGANIZATION PROFILE


CONTACT



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
P O BOX 572, IFAKARA Tanzania
P.O BOX 572
Telephone: +255 788289014
E-mail: valenovacharity@gmail.com
Head Office:Ifakara in Kilombero District
Morogoro town( Sub office)

Introduction

The Valenova Foundation is a registered Non-Government organization (Charity) that seeks to improve the lives of people in Ifakara and throughout Tanzania. We work with donors to fund projects such as providing tuition to students, providing money for medical assistance, funding agriculture projects, drilling water wells, and building homes. The word ‘’Valenova’’ is born from the Latin words nova meaning ‘’New’’ and Valeo, a greeting of health, strength and Prosperity. In these words Valenova Foundation is gearing to give people strength in the hardship, prosperity in the struggle of alleviation of poverty and to start a new life. This Charity was founded in July 2010 by Sebard and Esther Mteteleka soon after their marriage. However, Valenova Foundation (VF) can be traced as far back in 2004 when the Founder Sebard Pius Mteteleka started having a friendship with a Canadian woman called Robin Dines. In 2005 Sebard Pius Mteteleka started to be supported by Robin Dines in some costs in University studies for three years and in 2009 Sebard Pius Mteteleka after completing his studies and awarded a Bachelor Degree of Public Administration with his wife Esther, Robin Dines did not want the friendship to end. Thus she introduced the idea of establishing a Charity for the purpose of helping people in problems at Ifakara. Robin Dines and her friend Debbie McCoy were the first people to donate their money in opening Bank account and other costs for writing Valenova Foundation Constitution while Mama Margaret and Baba Eugene Schellenberg of Ifakara Bakery Project from Birmingham, UK were the first friends of Valenova Foundation from UK to donate for the first projects at our Charity. The idea of establishing a Charity given by a Canadian Woman called Robin Dines could not be refused since Sebard Pius Mteteleka had the same idea and so the work of writing the constitution of the NGO started and on 11th March 2011 Valenova Foundation was fully registered to operate in Mainland Tanzania and given this number No: 00NGO/00004404.

Organization Mission

"Building better communities through compassion, love and assistance"

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Alleviation of poverty in the families.
  • Helping people with different troubles and emergences in life.
  • Helping poor families to build low cost houses so as to make them have good habitat.
  • Providing tuition fees to the kids of English Medium schools to University students.
  • Street study Hall (Library) provides young people with a place learn computers skills, and a place where volunteers can help students with subjects where they are having difficulty, especially in science and English.
  • Helping students in preventing sexual transmitted diseases.
  • Training parents in giving good care to the kids.
  • Enabling village farmers to have a tractor in low cost and convenience season of farming.
  • Involving in Gender mainstreaming.
  • Involving in capacity building e.g.: Training, coaching and mentoring and research.
  • General community development.

Past successful Projects




Lihami village electrical Installing


In 2011, Valenova Foundation became successful in attracting grants in installing electricity at Lihami Village as it ten electrical poles were bought to reach the village as since then there was no electricity, but soon after electricity installation the construction of Street Study center was established for the students to have their personal study in the evening.


Street Study Centre/Library


Installing water pump stations at Lihami village is one of the very successful project conducted at our Charity as in 2013 with the help of our potential donors we managed to install five water pump stations which has greatly helped the villagers to fetch some water near to the homes while in the beginning women and kids were having this service very far which was risk to them.


Installation of village water pump stations


Ifakara is the home of talented and many sports. The sports game which is very famous in Ifakara is football where there are famous football teams which participate in different leagues and tournament in and out of Ifakara. Famous football clubs are Shupavu FC,Mlabani rangers, Techfort academy,kilombero soccernet, the wailers, kibaoni boys and other.


Construction of disabled shoe makers workshop


Valenova Foundation with the help of friends managed to construct a disabled shoe makers workshop in 2012, the director of this workshop is Mr.Romanus, the idea of giving this support to these disabled people is to make them self-reliant and not beggars and it is evidenced that this group of two disabled group have improved their way of living as they now manage to provide school fees for their kids due to establishment of this workshop.


Providing funds for medical needs such as artificial limbs, kidney treatments and catheters


We have been involving in giving funds for medical needs in several time, one of the great success in this project is giving artificial limbs to Mr.Nicolas whose leg was chopped by crocodile along river Kilombero and after being cured on his injuries he was given fund to purchase artificial limb. After having this artificial limb he was overjoyed and we witnessed him saying ‘’Thank you Valenova Foundation now I can work at farm and help my family’


Emergency food fund


Our Charity has much involvement in working at Lihami and Lipangalala villages in Ifakara the places are located along river Kilombero valley, that their geographical position has made them to be much invaded by floods which normally give a great destruction to the villagers’ crops. In realizing the problems of the villagers our charity with the help of donors managed to provide foods for the families whose crops had been destructed by floods.


Conducting small Irrigation system


Valenova Foundation which works at Lihami village in Ifakara,-Tanzania, the villagers do much involve in farming but most of the time do not become successful in having good harvest and this has come about due to harsh climatic condition that Ifakara at large has been experiencing such as drought for almost ten years now with low rainfall per year this renders the villagers to have not enough crops. In responding to this problem Valenova Foundation with the help of donors have purchased water pump machine that irrigates the maize, vegetables by using big ponds, river Lumemo and Kilombero, the project of irrigation has shown a great improvement in having good harvest.

Tractor Project


Tractor project is the amongst the successful project, it was established in 2015, the main reason of purchasing a tractor is to ensure that Valenova Foundation gets Income generating project that will also enable the farmers within the village have access to ploughing their farms within the conducive time and to make the agriculture activity to be more productive in the families and the income which will be generated from the ploughing the farms of the farmers would be used to pay school fees to the young students to reduce the work load from the donors.

Construction of Ifakara girls’ tailoring group and Training centre


Ifakara girls’ tailoring group and training centre is the centre that has been established to help girls who fail to join secondary schools because of financial problem in their families to acquire sewing skills, the centre is managed by Mwadawa Hangahanga but is supported by Valenova Foundation from its start. Most of the girls who study here are from villages across Ifakara, after their training they go back to their villages and start the business.


Construction of Ifakara girls’ tailoring group and Training centre


Ifakara girls’ tailoring group and training centre is the centre that has been established to help girls who fail to join secondary schools because of financial problem in their families to acquire sewing skills, the centre is managed by Mwadawa Hangahanga but is supported by Valenova Foundation from its start. Most of the girls who study here are from villages across Ifakara, after their training they go back to their villages and start the business.

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