Jersey Charities

L'Associâtion des Charités d' Jèrri


Together Making a Difference

Membership Number: AJC526 / Registered Charity Number: 12

Together Making a Difference

The purpose of TMaD is to enhance educational provision and living conditions in Third World Communities in Africa and Asia. We are currently working with vulnerable communities within Kurigram district in Northern Bangladesh, an area subject to annual flooding, working primarily with established local NGO's who can illustrate current experience in their field of expertise, supported by the local community.

Our first major project included the building of a new brick school (three classrooms and office plus boys' and girls' toilets and separate staff toilet and hand water pump). This opened in January 2020.

Due to 18 months of school closure due to covid-19, TMaD has been able to support with home-schooling, providing hygiene kits for students attending the school as well as food parcels for the most needy during this period of uncertainty.

We have also with the support of JOA approved and completed a WaSH Project (latrines with shelters and hand water pumps with platforms) to provide basic needs to a community in Nageswari, along with hygiene kits as this was so needed and even more so during the covid-19 pandemic.

Schools reopened in March 2022 following a long period of closure due to the covid pandemic. We are happy to hear that the children are now getting back into their school routines.

March 2023 - the school improvement project is now complete. The school now has five classrooms, disabled access, electricity connection to all rooms, lighting and fans. All classrooms are fitted with blackboards or whiteboards. The school will now be organised as a one shift school in keeping with government education recommendations.

Plans to provide clean drinking water, hand washing facilities and appropriate latrines and a school boundary wall will be reviewed during 2023.

Our support in Nageswari district has included providing suitable clothing for 37 primary age children to at last attend school, the children attend to local government school. The community thank the Jersey public for their support.

So it's been a busy year , 2023 will see a focus on setting up the new school and everyone getting back to school routines. The local community are very excited!

Look out for our fundraising events, which will be advertised on the Jersey Association of Charities Diary, and on Radio 103, and our FB page.

Thank You for your support.

Petit Menage
Mont les Vaux
St. Brelade

t: 07797757709

Chairperson: Helen Wilson