7 March 2017
Bannister: KOA supporters
will be saddened to hear that Sir Roger Bannister died on 3 March
2018. He came to start our Fun Run in 2013, the year that we
funds for the Childrens Radio Foundation, a charity headed by his
daughter Charlotte Bannister-Parker. See here for more.
Voice: We have
received a report on
their activities we raised funds for in 2017
Just an update on the water project – Researchers
at the University of Bath have come up with a simple colour changing
test that will quickly allow water to be tested for excessive amounts
of fluoride, and The Nasio Trust is going to help them field test it.
See here for details, and a video.
from Standing Voice: We have received
a report from Standing Voice about their Vision Clinic in
Daar-es-Salaam In June 2017. This is the kind of event that
year's fundraising will support. See here
for the report.
A report on the AGM and the 2016 Fundraising can be found here.
News from Childrens Radio Foundation: We have received an
from Childrens Radio Foundation about their joint project with Standing
Voice which we supported in 2016
Lunch4Learning: Ike Garson is
visiting Uganda, and has sent us
From Ike: "Here is the first KOA-sponsored water tank. It is sited at
St Matia Mulumba PS in the district for Jinja and has a capacity of
20,000 litres. This school had 126 pupils before the tank was completed
and now has 305. The headteacher seems to think the tank was the
Marilyn has been to visit their HQ. See her report here.
Huge thanks to Kievan, aged 8, has been busking in Gloucester
Green on behalf of KOA and Standing Voice! He has raised £100 so far -
see this video
We have had a report
from the Nasio Trust showing how the work on the Spirulina Tanks is
is very sorry to have heard of the death of Peter Hooper after a long
illness. Peter had been a strong supporter of KOA for very many years,
and will be sadly missed. The funeral will be on Friday 14th March at
10.30 am at the Methodist Church in Upper Road, and afterwards at the
Westwood Hotel, where coffee will be available from 12 noon, followed
by a buffet lunch. All welcome.
The Oxford Youth Radio Journalists have returned
from their visit to the youth radio project in Tanzania for which we
raised funds last year. A film "Reporting back from Tanzania" has
been made which is to be shown at the Phoenix theatre, 57 Walton
Street, on Saturday March 29th from 11 to 12.30am. It will cost £5
payable on the door with all proceeds going to CRF. If you would like
to go please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford Youth Radio Journalists trained by the Childrens Radio
Foundation are now on their visit to the project in Tanzania. Take a
look at the blog
about their experiences!
of things today:
– A Press
from Childrens Radio Foundation about the forthcoming visit
of five Oxford Youth Radio Journalists to the project in Tanzania we
supported last year
– If you
were at last year's Fifties Fandango, (or even of you missed
it!) you might enjoy this video
song Peggy Seeger made for her brother Pete Seeger who died recently.
had some interesting feedback
on our 2005 project for HDRA. The project we supported has taken
off very successfully, and is now a significant contributor to the
had an email from Charlotte Bannister-Parker at The Children’s
Radio Foundation, expressing their thanks for this year's KOA
fundraising for them:
Just to say a
huge thank you to the whole KOA team for the amazing cheque and
donation they gave to the Children's Radio Foundation on Wednesday.
It has been
such an incredible journey this last year and it is deeply moving how
KOA raised so much money through so many different sources. We shall
never forget the opening Fangango with Penny and Philip wonderful film,
nor the door to door collection, the fun run, the Merry
Wives, the jazz night and so much more. You are a truly
inspiration team in a wonderful village and you show the power of
collective action for good. CRF will honour your donation and make sure
that it makes real change and impact in the lives of children here in
the UK ( at Matthew Arnold School and ) most importantly in Tanzania.
With all love
and thanks to the whole team with deep appreciation from the bottom of
raised was £26312.52, including gift aid. See here for
Lawrence, chair of the Oxford Writers Group, wrote a short
story for her visit to Kennington Library. It has a theme closely
associated with KOA - you can find it here.