Alqaim Lalani: Supporting Children with Cancer in Tanzania

In 2015, Alqaim Lalani then a student of the International School of Tanganyika (IST) led a group called the ‘Cancer Initiative’. They came once each week to Ujasiri Hostel and taught the kids various skills such as numeracy and the arts. From this, the young student saw the opportunity to use some of the sewing machines at our skills program workshop to produce handbags, jewelry and other crafts made from kitenge fabric. During their ‘Arts Out Loud’ festival at IST, these items were sold. IST students, some of our own children and their parents went to the IST to sell the handbags they had been making. To the surprise of Alqaim and the team, the bags were a huge success and a new idea was b

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