Builders sought to help students with Africa project

PUBLISHED: 10:30 21 March 2016

Students from Exmouth Community College who are planning to help schoolchildren in Buturi, Tanzania.

Students from Exmouth Community College who are planning to help schoolchildren in Buturi, Tanzania.


Youngsters from Exmouth Community College are looking for help to change the lives of children at a school in Tanzania, Africa.

Post-16 students from the college are joining up with the Buturi Project, an East Devon-based charity that supports the residents of Buturi.

Having spoken to the charity, the students decided to build a kitchen for the school in Buturi, to allow its pupils to have a regular daily meal prepared in a healthy environment.

To help them do this, they are appealing for local building contractors to offer support.

Buturi Project founder Judith Smith said: “We are impressed with the commitment the students have shown.

“They are shocked to hear that Buturi’s children don’t enjoy even one meal per day. For this reason, they wanted to do something about it.

“This is a big commitment, but the level of commitment the post-16 students have already shown is inspiring.

“They now need local support to help them deliver on their endeavour. To make this happen, we are now looking for Devon-based building companies and contractors to offer what practical help they can.

“This could be in bricklaying, brick-making, masonry, plastering, roof or floor-laying.

“You may also like to sponsor or partner with our post-16 students from Exmouth Community College to help them achieve their goals.”

Judith says contractors could help by providing materials or by travelling out to Buturi.

Students are raising funds and also travelling out to work on the project if they wish.

Anyone who can help is asked to get in touch by emailing, or by contacting the head of post-16 at the college.

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