Sports and Sponsored Events


BTF is hugely appreciative of those who take on a challenge and support the charity in the process.  In 2017, Chris Flaherty teamed up with the BTF Fundraising Manager to raise over £2,000 while taking on the 100km South Coast Challenge.  This year, Will Ham ran the 100km Jurassic Coast Challenge raising just over £1,000 and Steve Webster is tackling the Great South Run in October in aid of Bana Tandizo. 

There are no shortage of events for the fitness-minded.  Bana Tandizo regularly enters runners for the Great South Run in Portsmouth, and has partnered with Action Challenge UK for their series of ultra-marathons.  For all those who like a fitness goal, have a look at their website and take your pick:

New Reading Schemes

BTF has invested £2,000 in new reading schemes for three schools.  The schemes are based on ‘Lighthouse’ from Ginn, and ‘Storieboom’ by Oxford. The books will greatly improve the reading standard at the school, which until now had relied on a mismatch of donated books over the years.


Chief Chamuka: Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse

In an effort to take a multi-pronged approach to addressing issues of child abuse, Martha Munsaka recently visited Chief Chamuka on behalf of Bana Tandizo.  The chief is renowned for his successes in the fight against early marriage, teen pregnancies and child abuse to which he has zero tolerance.  Although not within his chiefdom, Chief Chamuka has agreed to pay a visit to Nayamba Community School and engage in talks with pupils and local Head-men.  


2018... The year of the challenge?!

Bana Tandizo has partnered up with Action Challenge, the UK's leading events organiser in outdoor participation events.  Choose from a 25km walk to a 100km run (and everything in between) and if you pledge to raise money for Bana Tandizo, your entry fee will be reduced.  Even better, during January only, sign up with a friend and it's 2 for 1!

With lots of events all over the UK to choose from, what will be your challenge for 2018 and how will you celebrate your success?!




Zambian Food Appeal 2017 now Launched!!!

Every day at Zambian Community Schools children go hungry.  With around 80% of rural Zambia living on less than $1.25 a day, this will not surprise most people.

Today begins the launch of 2017's food appeal. Bana Tandizo feeds the children at community schools by providing them with a type of porridge called HEPS - High Energy Protein Supplement. It has been developed by the World Health Organisation for people lacking a nutritious diet.  It costs £50 a bag and will feed 170 children every day for 2 weeks.

Please donate here: 

TEXT: BANA01 £5 to 70070


Bana Tandizo delivers Child Protection training course to Natemwa teachers

This week has been an important week for both Bana Tandizo and the Natemwa Learning Centre. Recognised as a vital role within supporting Zambian education, Child Protection training has been delivered to the teachers and community leaders of Natemwa Learning Centre.  The training was designed and led by Martha Munsaka, the new Programme Manger and involved a series of workshops across two days.  The workshops included recognising child rights, the indicators of child abuse and actions to be taken in the event of suspected child abuse.  The second day of workshops covered Harassment in the Workplace and was met with lively debate and discussion from the teachers involved.  On completion of the training the teachers signed contracts and received certificates.

The Bana Tandizo Child Protection Policy is available to download.

Introducing Martha Munsaka, Bana Tandizo Programme Manager

Martha Munsaka, Bana Tandizo Programme Manager

Martha Munsaka, Bana Tandizo Programme Manager

Martha Munsaka joins the Bana Tandizo team as the newly appointed Programme Manager.  The role will see her managing all the programmes and projects under Bana Tandizo and also delivering educational expertise to the Bana Tandizo community schools.  Martha has a Master's degree in Education and Development from the University of East Anglia, and previous experience as a Head Teacher at Fair Haven Primary School, Chingola.

One of Martha's first assignments was to help in the recruitment process of teachers for Natemwa Learning Centre.  Following that, Martha designed and delivered the first Child Protection training course for the teachers and local community members.

We are very pleased to have Martha on our team and look forward to working with her in the future.

Great South Run 2016

On Oct 24th 2016 nine runners ran the Great South Run 2016 in aid of Bana Tandizo, raising a magnificent £3,800 for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia.  The race is famous for a gnarly South-westerly that runners face turning into the final stretch.  However, the conditions were optimal for the second year running, with a cloudless sky and light winds from the East.  Bana Tandizo intends to enter runners each year, so get in touch if you would like to take part.  The next Great South Run takes place on October 22nd 2017 and places are now available.  We are also looking into the Great North Run (half marathon) in September 2017, so do let us know if you would be interested.  The Bana Tandizo foundation would like to thank everyone that took part and all those who generously sponsored them.

Nayamba Development Well Under Way

2016 has seen a huge amount of infrastructure development at Nayamba School.  Started from scratch on the land of a private farm, Nayamba School now educates over 200 children who would have no education or have to walk miles to the nearest school.  However, with only 3 classrooms they were fast running out of space.  The way forward came in the form of collaboration project between Bana Tandizo, The Estelle Trust, Nayamba Trust and Kidz Dance For Kidz.  A whole new 5 classroom block has been built and furnished, resulting in the capability to teach grades 1 - 7 all day.  Teachers' houses have been built on site to provide the accommodation for the extra teachers.  With time and a little more funding, we hope to ensure that there is an ablution block suitable for the school and a new water source to replace the borehole that has become unusable.


Mud Packers 4x4 donate a solar package to In & Out of the Ghetto

Zambia is consistently troubled by power-cuts.  On a daily basis the residents of Lusaka can lose their power, often for 10 hours at a time.  This makes work and school very difficult, particularly in a poverty stricken area such as Bauleni, which is where the NGO In & Out of the Ghetto are operating.  
A very generous donation has been made by Mud Packers 4x4 Off Road Centre, Lusaka of a complete solar package to In & Out of the Ghetto's Steve Biko Social Centre.  This package comes complete with a 120 watt panel, an inverter and a battery, and will have a great impact on the Steve Biko Social Centre. With funding from the Estelle Trust, it will allow them to introduce iSchool, a tablet-based interactive learning system designed specifically for Zambia. There will also be plenty of additional power for installing lights in classrooms.  Their social consciousness and desire to support vulnerable children is very much appreciated.