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12:00pm Saturday 16th March 2013 in New Forest News
A 62-YEAR-OLD Ringwood man is running the London Marathon to help people in Tanzania.
Richard Hill will tackle the 26 miles on April 21 to raise money for Serian UK.
Serian aims to promote education for sustainable ways of living in the UK and Tanzania.
All its trustees are volunteers, and they are currently trying to raise up to £2,000 to rebuild a toilet and shower block damaged in floods last year.
Serian UK supports Noonkodin Secondary School, in a remote Maasai village in northern Tanzania. It is the only secondary school in East Africa to teach local cultural heritage such as songs, stories, traditional calendars and medicinal plant knowledge as well as the more conventional subjects like maths, English, science and history.
Its projects include tree planting, organic farming, gender equality training, and research into human values.In the UK, the charity also supports projects in primary and secondary schools, through UK/Tanzania school partnerships, Maasai-themed assemblies and practical arts activities.
They also organise public events, including talks, workshops and a biennial photographic exhibition.
Donate at everyclick.com/serian.