The High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to Canada, H.E Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya (left), together with Ms. Andrea Helfer, Director for Fund Development and Marketing (right), and Mr. Christopher D. Bredt, Senior Counsel (middle) from CODE – a non-government organization in Canada after a fruitful conversation on promoting children's literacy in Tanzania.
Ms. Helfer and Mr. Bredt paid a courtesy call to His Excellency Ulisubisya to inform him about the plan of a group of intrepid climbers from Canada to climb mount Kilimajaro in July 2022 to help CODE promote children's literacy in Africa – in this case, Tanzania. This mission aims to raise CA$100,000.00 to support CODE's work to help children in Tanzania learn to read and succeed in school.
During the meeting, Mr. Bredt informs His Excellency that he will lead a group of 15 people from Canada to the Uhuru peak of Kilimanjaro - the highest point on the continent with a purpose. According to him, every penny collected will be directed to the primary schools in Tanzania, of which, so far, the organization has managed to raise more than CA$120,000.00 and expects to hit CA$200,000.00 by July 2022. CODE has also requested funds from the World Bank and UNICEF to support the education sector in Tanzania.
CODE works in eight sub–Saharan African countries of Mali, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique, with current active programs in four countries. Through the Canadian government's support, CODE enables students to learn and increase their access to qualified educators and locally relevant, high-quality learning materials.