Lake Shore is committed to helping the communities in our area as well as helping protect the environment. In order to do this we have several projects:
Computer donations to Secondary Schools in our District
For the past 2 years Lake Shore has been one of the organizers of a cycle challenge for cyclists to ride from Tumduma to Lake Shore (360km) in 3 x days. My husband, Chris, has completed both challenges and each year our family and friends have sponsored him. Last year he was able to raise enough money to put 10 computers into the Kipili Secondary School, to upgrade one of the classrooms into a computer room and to bring a teacher from Mbeya to install them and teach the Kipili teachers and 20 students how to use a computer. The teachers and these students now teach other students and so Kipili Secondary School became the very first Government School to have a computer room and computers. This year, Chris has raised enough money to put 10 computers into 3 x schools which will be Kirando Secondary School, Kings School and the Namanyere Secondary School.
We will be doing another cycle challenge in 2019. Please contact us if you would like to join us or are interested in donating or assisting with this amazing project to help educated the children in our area.
King’s School, Kirando
Together with the kind donations of some of our guests, Lake Shore was able to help this school buy a printer, computer, solar panels and finally complete electrification of the school. Now children can study at night, teachers do not have to hand write tests and this year, we will be giving them 10 computers for the children to start to learn how to use.
Paying it forward - Island Development fees
In order for the villagers on the islands in front of us to benefit from Lake Shore Lodge, we started a development fund for these islands. Each time one of our guests visits one of the islands to go snorkeling, diving, kayaking etc. we deposit $2,5 into a development account. Thus far our development fund payments have been used to build a dispensary on Mvuna Island and now a new classroom is being built in Karungu Village. In return the villagers do not put down fishing nets in our snorkeling locations and keep the islands clean.
Kipili Village Development Fund
Each year Lake Shore Lodge pays money into the Kipili development account for our village. So far this money has been used to build a new dispensary where sick can overnight if needed and teacher’s housing for the Kipili Primary School.