In October 1992, Calderdale Council, working with voluntary organisations and residents of Calderdale, formally launched a twin link with Musoma town council at a ceremony attended by the Tanzanian High Commission.
Since 1992 we have been able to assist an officer of Musoma Town Council to complete a business studies course at Huddersfield University, with help from "Tools for Self-Reliance", sewing machines have been collected and refurbished by people in Calderdale and sent to a co-operative in Musoma. Also, schools in Calderdale and Musoma have established contacts through exchanges of greetings cards and photographs between pupils.
With your help we would like to undertake small scale, but effective projects in Musoma in the fields of:
- business advice;
- health provision;
- and education links
- improving the water supply.
We are also enthusiastic to arrange visits to Musoma, particularly for young people, to provide the opportunity to experience Africa through Exchange projects, gap year projects etc.
In order to move forward, the group needs new members, as existing ones leave the area or pursue other interests. If you think you would like to become involved, or just want to know more we would love to hear from you.
Why not get involved?
If you are inspired by this link and would like to know more, please contact the Town Twinning Liaison Officer.