Twende Pamoja Event on Saturday 23 June

To the Tanzanian Community

You are warmly invited to walk with us from Dunsapie Loch on Arthur’s Seat to the Scottish Parliament to present the joint vision statements of 5000 young people from Scotland and Tanzania,
that have been worked on over the last two years.

Young people in schools and communities in both countries have reflected on two questions:

What do we want to hold onto from our past and our culture?
How do we want our world to be different in the future?

The many hours of reflection and discussion have been distilled into 25 vision statements. Young people are invited, through the project, to make a pledge to build a better future – together.

The ‘Hand in Hand’ Project was launched on Saturday 19 May 2012 by Wilfred Moshi at the top of Mount Everest. He was the first Tanzanian to have reached the top. Wilfred will be coming to Scotland in the autumn to share his experience. (Everest blog:

On Saturday 23 June at 3.00pm Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, Mr Kenny MacAskill (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) and other community and religious leaders and young adult and school representatives will meet at Dunsapie Loch on Arthur’s Seat and walk down ‘hand in hand ‘to the Scottish Parliament where the Global Vision Statements will be presented to Mr MacAskill.

We would appreciate your support in 3 ways:

1 Come on the day, whatever the weather. We expect sunshine but are prepared for the ongoing Scottish summer weather. If Wilfred can launch it in Everest conditions …… and if you can be sponsored to do the walk down that would be great but come whether sponsored or not

2 Please pass e mail this leaflet to your friends and families

3 Help do a little cooking. We will have Tanzanian snacks and Mama Ntilie. There will be table to leave any contributions, whether 6 pieces or more. We will sell them at a small charge to help raise some funds for the work of Twende Pamoja. If you can contribute something please e-mail let Frederick Longino know what you are bringing and how many pieces approximately. His e-mail address is:

If you would like any further information please e-mail me:

First Tanzanian to Climb to the top of Mt Everest

Wilfred Moshi is now on the way to climb to the top of Mount Everest.

He is in Camp 2 now and his bid to reach the summit begins today, Thursday 17 May.

He hopes to arrive there over the weekend.

Wilfred is undertaking this sponsored climb of Mount Everest for all of the 34 schools and communities that are part of the Twende Pamoja network of relationships, to support the development of the Trust and to help with the building of the Centre in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. You can meet Wilfred and read his diary on his blog.

He will launch the ‘Hand in Hand’ Global Vision Project for young people from the top of Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro.

You can surpport him by sponsoring his climb by using the ‘Just Giving’ link on his blog Also by visiting his Facebook page