Annual report fiscal year 2021 (January 1st, 2021 to December 31st, 2021)
Contract awarded to Tanzanian architect
In mid-November we handed over the order to adapt the construction plans for the children’s houses prepared by HSBK-Oberhausen to Tanzanian building law to our Tanzanian architect Fredy. Fredy will then submit the building application.
New object sponsor
Rainer Pastoor, Duisburg, takes over a 50% partial sponsorship in the amount of 2.500,– Euro for the garage, part of the construction phase II.
First volunteer in the service of C.B.R.O.
In mid-November, a Tanzanian student began her service with us as a volunteer, initially until mid-2022. She will be specifically assigned to develop, monitor and promote our infrastructural side projects.
Renovation and installation of a new office space for the C.B.R.O.
With the hiring of our accountant, a larger office became necessary and was provided to us by LMH. The renovation was done immediately and also the furnishing with new, functional office furniture.
Final talks with the DBHW on the establishment of an eye clinic in Korogwe in the town hall of the city of Duisburg
After a long period of preparatory work, a final meeting was held with the German Aid Society for the Blind (DBHV) between the two boards of directors to discuss the last steps for the realisation of an eye clinic in Korogwe. The still missing commitments of the governmental and ecclesiastical side in Tanzania were discussed as well as a possible cost sharing. ZAC agreed to provide a significant part of the equipment and to finance it partly from its own funds, as the situation in the Tanga region with regard to the widespread disease “cataract” is in urgent need of a counteracting treatment option. Our NGO “C.B.R.O.” will obtain the still missing commitments from the state and the church, so that nothing should stand in the way of the project implementation.
As soon as the eye clinic will officially start its service, the fixed costs will be taken over in full by governmental and church institutions and the purchased equipment will become Tanzanian property. ZAC e.V. (C.B.R.O.) will take over the administration.
New staff member at our NGO “C.B.R.O.
With Helena Mushi (25), C.B.R.O. has defined its first permanent employee. Helena is a trained tax specialist and her main task will be to do the bookkeeping required by the state for NGOs and also to prepare the balance sheets of the past years. In this way, we meet the requirements for the operation of an NGO, which are stipulated by the state. This government requirement also includes the change of the existing fee contract with Ombeni into an employee contract, which will be implemented by the end of the year. This means that ZAC has two employees on the payroll, for whom taxes and social contributions, such as health insurance, are also paid.
Second presentation of our project work to Rotarians in Schloßpark
The second Rotary Club in Oberhausen under the leadership of President Dotzauer was also a great success for ZAC e.V.. Altogether, according to the result of the internal talks announced there by Michael Bülhoff, the Rotarians will provide us with 150,000 USD in a sum from regional support packages of the Rotary Clubs, Rotary-International and a donor from Hameln, which will mainly go towards all investments in our vocational training centre.
Project presentation at the Oberhausen Rotarians
At the beginning of September, we were given the opportunity to present our project work to a larger audience in a presence event (with additional live broadcast). We received a promise from the Rotarians about extensive funding for our project.
Commissioning of a Tanzanian architect
On the basis of the board’s decision, the trades for the construction of the children’s village will be assigned to a general contractor. For this purpose, we will commission a Tanzanian architect to revise the existing building plans (adaptation to Tanzanian building law) and to search for a suitable building contractor. Before awarding the contract, alternative offers will be examined. At the beginning of September, the first architect contacted received our documents and has already visited the property.
Delivery of school furniture to the two local schools
We had a total of 150 desks and 150 chairs produced regionally for the two local schools (Primary and Secondary School), which were handed over to the students at the end of August 2021. The headmasters have committed not to charge parents for the use of the furniture.
Charity Golf Tournament “Golfers Help”
For the third time, Kanzlei am Kaiserberg organised this charity golf tournament for the benefit of ZAC e.V., with net proceeds of over 12,000 euros.
ZAC is one of the winners of the Town & Country Foundation Award 2021
For the fourth time, ZAC is named as one of the winners of the Town & Country Foundation Award. The foundation prize is endowed with 1,000 euros.
Completion of the “ZAC-Bridge
The road to our construction site is interrupted by a wider creek, which can carry a lot of water during the rainy season. To ensure that our future children’s village can be safely connected to the site and that construction vehicles can also access our plot, we have planned to build a bridge at this point. This was completed in mid-June 2021 with a length of 25 meters, a width of 5 meters and two flow tubes. It is also gladly used by the villagers on their way to fetch wood in the forest.
Completion of the “Bridge of Solidarity
To ensure a safe way to school for the children of the Primary and Secondary School, ZAC e.V. had a fixed bridge built over the creek, which can become a danger spot on the way to school during the rainy season.
The already released funds for the sustainable support of school meals for the two schools in Lutindi will now be used at the beginning of June after the end of the small rainy season with the procurement of seeds, farming equipment and the preparation of the farmland provided by us. Here, the two schools can now grow their own food to supply the students. ZAC is consistently following the path of agroforestry. This approach will also apply later to the children’s village’s own farm.
Completion of the sewing program
Last year, thanks to the donation of the Weltladen Duisburg-Rumeln, we purchased a total of 10 sewing machines, renovated a room in the Lutindi Mental Hospital for the purpose of converting it into a sewing room, and had seating and a large cutting table built. In February, we hired a trained tailor to teach the single mothers and patients of the Lutindi Mental Hospital the craft of tailoring. On 04.05.2021 the time had come. The final theoretical and practical examination was due, which in the end all passed with flying colors. Well done ladies. The project will be continued in this form in order to create an opportunity for single mothers to earn additional income and to enable the patients of the LMH to receive occupational therapy. The picture shows a part of the women with their given test result.
Personnel changes on the Executive Board
The co-opted board members Si-yeun-Hammerbacher and Georg F. Terbeck retired from the board as scheduled after their two-year co-opting period had expired. Nico Hoerster, Wuppertal, was co-opted as a new board member for the next two years. He had already been in Lutindi with the first HSBK travel group when he was still a technical student.
Bridge of solidarity for a safe way to school
In February, we were able to complete the “Bridge of Solidarity”, as it was named by the donating MSV fans in reference to the well-known Duisburg bridge structure. This enabled us to defuse a dangerous creek crossing for the schoolchildren, as the creek can swell considerably during the rainy seasons and was only passable by means of loosely laid boards.
School furniture donation
ZAC e.V. responds immediately to a call for help from the principal of the newly built Secondary School. There is a shortage of 75 desks and pupils, without which already registered pupils cannot attend classes. In the end, a collection of MSV fans makes it possible to place a production order for the missing school furniture (here is a picture from the Secondary School with identical school furniture). The delivery is expected for May 2021.
List of companies and individual that contributed to more than 10% of the overall donations in the fiscal year 2021:
Peter Schnürer, Voerde € 2.000,–
DK Recycling und Roheisen GmbH, Duisburg € 2.000,–
Town & Country-Stiftung € 1.000,–
Family Bernardina and Hilmar Eller, Duisburg € 1.000,–
Rainer Pastoor, Duisburg € 2.500,–
Margarethe Schulte, Olpe € 1.000,–
Exemptions notice from the German tax authority