International Nurses Day Published: 15 May 2020

As part of International Nurses Day on Tuesday 12th May, members of the Royal Family interviewed various charities in celebration of the day. Vine Trust was honoured when our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, had a zoom conversation with Ronald Kebaso (Jubilee Hope Medical Programme Manager and a trained nurse / midwife). Ronald was delighted to be interviewed and was very positive and thankful to our Patron for her continued…

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Message from the Chairman Published: 07 May 2020

Dear Friends,

COVID 19 has changed our lives and I hope that you are managing to cope with all of the restrictions imposed on us. I hope most sincerely that you and are your family are healthy and safe.

COVID 19 has also made a significant impact on the work of your charity, Vine Trust.  As Chairman, I want to update you with the current status as follows:

An Update from Vine Trust Published: 09 Apr 2020

In light of the ongoing and uncertain global health pandemic, Vine Trust would like to keep you informed of our latest developments. Please check back on this page for any updates as the situation develops. 


Thursday 9th April

Due to the evolving health situation surrounding COVID-19 and the government response, Vine Trust has been faced with financial and organisational challenges, as have many others across the globe.

With worldwide restrictions…

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A Message From Our Chief Executive Published: 29 Mar 2020

Dear friends and supporters,

As we all seek to manage in extraordinary times, I firstly want to send you and your extended family our best wishes and good health as we all find ourselves in national lock down.

As an international volunteering development charity, we are acutely aware of how fortunate we are in the United Kingdom to have an exceptional NHS and to observe the outstanding national response by over…

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Spring Connections Released! Published: 27 Mar 2020

Our latest edition of our Connections newsletter is ready to ready online. Read it here and a message from our Chief Executive here. 

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A Message From Our Patron Published: 27 Mar 2020

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Family Homes Almost Completed! Published: 25 Mar 2020

The wonderful fundis (builders) have been working hard to complete painting and the finishing touches on the homes for Filomena and her mother Bernadetta. The construction of the house was supported by volunteers from Inverness Royal Academy in February; Tanzania Senior Coordinator Elly stopped by earlier this week to check out the progress.

In these uncertain times we are humbled by the great work of our partners and the…

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Community Empowerment Through Knowledge Sharing and Involvement Published: 25 Mar 2020

By Ronald Jackson, Jubilee Hope Programme Manager

The Jubilee Hope Programme began six years ago on the islands of Lake Victoria and was started as a response to the healthcare needs of the islanders. It followed an in-depth assessment of the community health needs that was carried out before the programme started. The findings included high child mortality, high rates of preventable diseases, lack of access to essential healthcare,…

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The Remote Communities of the Amazon Published: 20 Mar 2020

The Amazon region has the world’s largest river system and is the lifeblood of a complex mosaic of ecosystems as well as home to millions of people who depend upon it for fishing, farming and transport. Whilst sustaining life through its rich resources, these same rivers can be, paradoxically, the biggest obstacle to the health of its inhabitants.

As well as the large majority of the water being unsuitable for…

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Calling All Teachers! Published: 03 Mar 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be running a building expedition to Tanzania in the summer of 2021 for primary and secondary school teachers who would like to spend two weeks during their summer holiday on a rewarding, life-informing trip.

The expedition will have an education focus, giving you the opportunity to build on your professional and personal development. With visits to local schools to share with and…

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My Vine Trust Story: Elly Kimaro Published: 01 Mar 2020

We recently spoke to Elly Kimaro, Senior Tanzania Coordinator about his Vine Trust story. Read on to find out more about Elly!

When did you start working with Vine Trust?

It was the year 2013; soon after university I started looking for a job. It was very difficult to find a job as I was just a graduate with no experience. So I was looking for even a place to volunteer,…

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Inverness Royal Academy in Tanzania! Published: 12 Feb 2020

Our first school expedition of 2020 has begun! Team Inverness Royal Academy are flying to Moshi, in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. 

They'll be supporting our partners in the building of safe, secure homes for vulnerable families and children in the community. Over the next two weeks, they'll be sharing their story over on their blog. Watch this space to find out more: Inverness Royal Academy Team Blog



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