Author Archives: DAK

Trustees’ Visit 2013

The sunshine was certainly welcomed by those who arrived from the cold northern hemisphere, but the local area certainly needed some rain. Water in a number of the shallow wells was having to be rationed; even though a few of the taps had needed replacing the pipelines were working well.   Last year’s big project […]

Summer 2012

At some of this year’s local shows the children have enjoyed hooking ducks from the pool – and, with their families, have learned about Korogwe villagers’ water problems.

London Marathon 2012

Marilyn Cooper has been running seriously and riding horses  for some time. This year she has qualified in the Welsh Marathon to participate in the London Marathon on April 22nd 2012. She also made a visit to Africa this year and has decided she would like to run for DAK. We are most grateful to […]

2012 Visit to our completed Kitivo project

Following many months of hard work by contractors and villagers working in  difficult rocky surroundings  we were met by women singing and dancing. It was a great delight to find the completed pipeline working efficiently to supply seven taps with a good strong pressure of clean water.  The villagers were very happy. The training for maintenance […]

Family Fun Day

As part of her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme a young local schoolgirl, with the help and support of her family and friends, arranged a great day at the Parish Hall to raise funds. There were a number of local stallholders with a wide variety of goods for sale, many side activities – including an opportunity […]

Annual Visit by Trustees to Korogwe

2009 November saw a mixture of weather; while very hot and mostly dry there were some localised heavy downpours of rain- fortunately not in the areas we were wanting to travel. Those dirt tracks can soon become absolutely impassable, as we know from past experiences!!! On this occasion our journeys took us frequently up into […]

September Barn Dance

Saturday September 17th 2011 is a night to look forward to. Home Brew Country Dance Band is coming to Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall to help us raise funds and have a good time. There will be a bar and refreshments – and lots of good music.  Further details later. Put the date in your diary […]

Wine and Wisdom Number 14

Once again the  annual  quiz, held in March in Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall with it’s new Green Energy Heating and Lighting, proved very popular with the many attendees who have been supporting for several years as well as  most welcome new competitors. An enjoyable evening resulted in a team, made up on the evening,  of regular […]

Dowsing

The irony of having rain falling as the class was learning how to search for water didn’t deter those who attended a most interesting and informative day presented by Aaron Bray from the British Society of Dowsers.  Several arrived with a very cynical approach to the concept, but left feeling that even they might find […]

Summer Shows

As ever, the weather played an important role at the local agricultural shows.  It was a first time visit for DAK to attend at Launceston in July when we made several new contacts – and were even lucky enough to win third prize for a Non Agricultural Trade Stand. It was a good dry day […]