TATEPA Limited (TATEPA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about TATEPA Limited (TATEPA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TATEPA Limited (TATEPA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TATEPA Limited (TATEPA.tz) 2003 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Tea Packers Limited (TATEPA) is an agricultural holding company involved in growing, processing, blending, packing and selling tea in Tanzania and for international export. The company also has interests in growing and distributing avocadoes and tropical fruit. Tatepa Limited holds a 75% stake in Wakulima Tea Company Limited which grows, processes and sells tea for local and export markets; a 74.3% stake in Rungwe Avocado Company Limited which grows, packs and exports avocadoes; and a 54.4% stake in Freshfields Investments Limited. Other subsidiary companies include Kibena Tea Limited which grows and processes tea and Chai Bora Limited which blends, packages and markets packed tea in Tanzania and for international export. TATEPA Limited is listed on the Dar es Salam Stock Exchange
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Schools taking part in G-Week have the opportunity to enter the G-Nation Awards, entries for which will close mid-July. Pupils can win £1,000 for their school and/or an visit to a Save the Children charity project in India.Liz took part in online competition, ‘Are you a Giver or a Taker?’, whichposed a moral dilemma to young people: “If you were given £500, what would you do with it?”. It offered a £500 prize as an motivator to get involved.Only 16% of the 8,000 young people surveyed online voted to keep it all with the most common response to give at least £200 away. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 July 2004 | News Giving Nation winner gives half her winnings to charity Sixteen year-old Liz Frith from Sheffield has won Giving Nation’s online charity competition ‘Are you a Giver or a Taker?’ She chose to keep half of the £500 and give the rest of it to charity.Liz’s name was picked at random from the most popular answer of the competition. She chose to donate half of the winnings to Cancer Research UK and the NSPCC.The competition winner was announced at the launch of Giving Nation’s main activity, G-Week, which has seen hundreds of schools taking part all week to celebrate their charity activities, from sponsored skips to talent competitions and dunk the teacher games. Advertisement 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people Volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
In the original trial we sent out 800 letters to donors and only three came back saying they wanted their money, said Hodges. In fact we had more phone calls saying what a good idea it was and that people were pleased to see we were making the most of our resources.The scheme was tested in 18 shops in Kent and East Sussex and is now being rolled out to all Sue Ryder Care shops.Hodges said he was glad the charity had managed to come to an agreement with HMRC and had come up with wording and systems that satisfied HMRC’s requirements.He said he hoped this would lead the way for other charities to be able to claim Gift Aid on donated goods. It’s not just for large charities, he said. This could represent a significant bit of free income for groups of hospice shops for example.The Institute of Fundraising has been following the development of Gift Aid systems and director of policy and campaigns Megan Pacey said she had checked with HMRC that the Sue Ryder scheme complied with all their requirements because lots of people have tried to do this before but it hasn’t worked. You need to make sure you have dotted all the Is and crossed all the Ts.. Anyone else who wishes to develop such a scheme must make sure they have explicit approval from HMRC, she said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 November 2006 | News Sue Ryder launches Gift Aid for donated goods About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Trading Sue Ryder Care has launched a ground-breaking scheme to claim Gift Aid on goods donated and sold in its shops. After a long trial process and consultations with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) approval has finally been given for the scheme.Director of retail at Sue Ryder Alan Hodges said that it had been a long and complicated process, but that the charity now believed it had set up a workable system that was acceptable to all parties. When people bring donations into any of Sue Ryder’s 400 shops they are asked if they would like to Gift Aid the proceeds. If they agree, they are asked to fill in a form with their name and address and sign an agreement to donate. The form states that they may decide to keep the money rather than donate it to Sue Ryder Care if they change their minds. The charity then acts on behalf of the donor to sell the goods. A tracking system keeps tabs on the items and once they are sold, a letter to the donor is automatically generated explaining how much has been raised. The donor then agrees to donate the money to the charity, or in a small number of cases to keep it. Advertisement 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
NPC research highlights charity & public sector vulnerability to Covid-19 crisis 538 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: COVID-19 research 537 total views, 2 views today Charities and public services are more vulnerable to Covid-19 crisis than is currently understood, according to research by charity think tank NPC.The NPC research found that the majority of charities with public sector contracts cross subsidise those contracts with other funds, such as donations from the public.54% of the charities NPC surveyed delivered public sector contracts and 59% of these said they are cross subsidising that contract with money from other sources such as fundraising. And, it found, as fundraising, trading, or investment income fall – with NCVO reporting charities are set to lose more than £4bn over 12 weeks as a result of the coronavirus outbreak – charities will not be able to afford to cross subsidise these contracts.This, the research suggests, may mean they are unable to deliver them, and vital services fail, or government funding is placed under more pressure as it has to find a short notice new provider.The early headline results come from NPC’s State of the Sector 2020 report and have been released to help funders and charities understand the underlying challenges in the charity sector, and help shape how government and funders target their support to charities.Other findings include:Charity leaders reported doing more in almost every area than 2017 and so may have been spread thinly when the crisis hit. For example, in 2017 83% of charities said they were delivering services or products. In 2019/20 this rose to 89%Less than half (47%) of charities believed that independent funders offered the flexible core funding which NPC expects will be vital to keeping them afloat in the crisisCharities’ confidence on their ability to use digital technology has dropped by 11 percentage points to 59% from 70% since 2017. This may leave them struggling to shift services online to reach isolated people during quarantine and social isolationNPC CEO Dan Corry said:“Charities are mobilising to help thousands of people across the country but they are also crying out for more help and support. Their income is collapsing just as people’s need to use them starts to grow. Our research reveals some underlying problems in the sector, which the crisis will undoubtedly exacerbate. The response both from policymakers and the sector to the crisis needs to take this pre-existing weaknesses into account, and make sure issues like the lack of core funding, the weaknesses on using digital technology and the cross subsidy of contracts are not overlooked, or we could see charities fail and thousands of vulnerable people put at risk.” Advertisement The research was funded by PwC, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Lloyds Bank Foundation and Odgers Berndtson. Melanie May | 24 March 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1
340 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. “As the former trustees of Kids Company, we welcome Mrs Justice Falk’s judgment in the High Court clearing us of the charge by the Official Receiver that, in our management of Kids Company, we were unfit to be company directors, concluding that she was ‘wholly satisfied’ that the disqualification was unproven and unwarranted.“Mrs Justice Falk said that the purpose of her jurisdiction is to protect the public and went on to say: “The public need no protection from these Trustees. On the contrary, this is a group of highly impressive and dedicated individuals who selflessly gave enormous amounts of their time to what was clearly a highly challenging trusteeship. I have a great deal of respect for the care and commitment they showed and the fact that they did not take the much easier path of not getting involved in the first place or walking away when things got difficult.”Kids Company was forced to close in August 2015 following what the judge records as “unfounded allegations” of child abuse, which made fund-raising from private and government sources impossible.“We are pleased that finally the facts have been gathered and assessed in a court of law, and that Mrs Justice Falk has exonerated both the former trustees and Kids Company CEO, Camila Batmanghelidjh.”Bates Wells advised five of the former trustees. The firm commented:“We are delighted with the total vindication of our clients by this judgment. The Court has rightly found that they acted responsibly and would be a credit to the board of any charity. They are “highly impressive and dedicated individuals” whose good work has been recognised and reputations preserved.“By contrast, the Official Receiver’s conduct and ill-conceived claim have been harshly exposed.“It is shocking that a case with profound implications for the charity sector should have been brought on such flimsy grounds, wasting millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money and causing years of unnecessary anguish to the defendants. Dedicated service by charity trustees must never again be repaid by such gross injustice.“We hope that this victory will ease anxiety in the charity sector and that good people will not be deterred from serving as charity trustees.”Law firm Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, which represented one of the former trustees, welcomed Mrs Justice Falk’s judgment, with Jennifer Emms, MTG Partner Elect who led the legal team, saying:“Of course there will be enormous relief from the defendants and other charities, that after a careful and detailed 10 week trial, the judgment gives a clear ruling on the single point about the sustainability of the charity’s business model.“There was never any allegation of dishonesty; or inappropriate spending or behaviour towards any beneficiaries. For this reason one might question if it was appropriate for such an onerous case to be brought in the first place against volunteer trustees who acted for the charity in their spare time and were entirely unpaid. Running a charity is not easy. The trustees of this charity, like many others, had to make difficult decisions. Thankfully, the judge could see that the trustees brought a wealth of experience and good judgment to the board and acted reasonably throughout.”Also commenting on the judgment, Rosalind Oakley, Chief Executive of the Association of Chairs said:“We are concerned that despite the trustees being cleared, the publicity surrounding this case may still deter people from joining trustee boards or for boards themselves to become excessively risk averse.“Kids Company was in many ways an atypical charity with an unusual funding model. Nonetheless, in our view, the case offers important lessons for good governance and board practice. We will be studying the judgment and discussing the implications with our members.”ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute also welcomed the verdict, and highlighted that the 221-page verdict contained important lessons for all those involved in the governance of charities, underscoring the importance of good governance: of effective oversight, training, assurance and risk management.Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at the Institute commented:“The decision to throw out disqualification measures is probably a happier outcome for the sector as a whole as it doesn’t challenge the underlying principles of trusteeship. But, charities do need to be alert to charges of de facto directors for CEOs.“If a charity believes an executive trustee would enable the charity to better deliver its charitable objects then the pros and cons should be clearly laid out by the governance professional, along with workable arrangements to ensure that the organisation adopts the approach which is best suited to achieving its objects. This should be regularly reviewed and changed if it isn’t delivering. “Having clear, robust and effective governance arrangements in place is a well-practiced way of limiting the risks of the CEO (or another) being seen as a de facto director, such as having formal, approved minutes of meetings, clear processes of decision making and delegation to the CEO and others and having regular board meetings without the CEO (or other person) present. Importantly, it also means having skilled, independently minded trustees (who are fully informed of their legal duties and liabilities) and have had adequate induction and training. “We would encourage large charities to undertake an external board review and publicly report key findings and actions. We would also encourage charities to follow the Charity Governance Code as this would be the quickest way of raising governance standards. Additionally, charities of a certain size and complexity should appoint a suitably qualified and experienced governance professional to lead on governance.” Melanie May | 15 February 2021 | News Camilla Batmanghelidjh, the founder and former CEO of Kids Company, and the charity’s former trustees saw the case brought against them dismissed in the High Court last week, following a 10-week trial.Kids Company went into insolvent liquidation in 2015, with the Official Receiver seeking to disqualify the defendants from acting as directors or being involved in the management of a company, arguing that they were ‘unfit to be concerned in the management of a company”.However, last week’s ruling cleared Camila Batmanghelidjh and the seven others (Alan Yentob, Richard Handover, Francesca Robinson, Jane Tyler, Andrew Webster, Erica Bolton, Vincent O’Brien) of personal wrongdoing.The Official Receiver had alleged that the defendants had caused or allowed the charity to operate an unsustainable business model. They alleged that the charity’s business model had been unsustainable without material change from 2013, and that by the end of November 2014 failure was “inevitable without immediate material change”, and that the defendants knew or ought to have known this.In her ruling Mrs Justice Falk said that it was important to note that:“There was no allegation of dishonesty, bad faith, inappropriate personal gain or any other want of probity against any of the defendants. It is also important to note that there was no allegation of inappropriate expenditure in respect of any of the individual children or young people assisted by Kids Company.”Mrs Justice Falk said that the allegation was not made out against any of the directors, and they were not unfit, and that in the case of Camila Batmanghelidjh, it did not find that she had been a de facto director at time, and that therefore it was not necessary to decide whether she was unfit, But, had this decision had to be made, a disqualification order would not have been made against her.The court found that while aspects of Kids Company’s operating model were high risk, it was not “unsustainable” in principle. The charity had experienced significant cash flow difficulties during the period in question with costs accrued broadly evenly over the year, but income from donations heavily seasonal so increasing the risk of cash flow problems. Discussion had been held on how to change its funding model to enable it to scale up to meet demand for its services, with the charity recognising that it could not continue to do this under the existing funding model and a plan agreed with the government.The charity however was forced to close in 2015 following sexual assault allegations. Kids Company was exonerated following a police investigation, but by then it was too late. Mrs Justice Falk’s decision concludes that, if it had not been for the unfounded allegations, it is more likely than not that the restructuring would have succeeded and the charity would have survived.In a statement, the Kids Company former trustees said: Advertisement High Court dismisses case against Kids Company founder & trustees Tagged with: Law / policy
Eatzi’s to replace Chilli’s at University Park Village + posts printCoffee– It’s the world’s second most valuable traded commodity.Every day, nearly 2.5 billion cups are consumed around the world, 400 million of those being consumed in the United States alone.And with the help of today’s social media culture, it seems coffee consumption has become not just a necessary part of the day, but a trendy and photo-ready experience as well. Unlike corporate chains, “hipster” coffee shops offer caffeine-enthusiasts a quality cup of Joe with a more authentic feel.Starbucks, move over– Here are the top 5 coffee spots in the Fort Worth area for all your aesthetic needs:1.Buon GiornoIf you’ve ever wondered what if felt like to enjoy authentic coffee in an Italian café, Buon Giorno all but books your plane ticket. Owners David and Leyna said that they were first inspired by the European coffee house tradition of human connection; something that many places lack in our age of social networking and fast-paced technology. Buon Giorno offers a smaller, sit-down style café with romantic music, friendly staff, and a menu inspired by the rich Italian culture.Most popular items: Tuscan Orange and Roma Bianca lattes; Almond Croissant.Where: 915, Florence St, Fort Worth, TX 76102Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.Phone: 817-698-9998 Company Quote: “No man is an island, entire of itself; Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” -John Donne2. Craftwork Coffee Co.This café is so focused on crafting new and innovative drinks that they included it in their name. Every four months, Craftwork creates a brand new menu of drinks, said the company’s co-owner, Collin Sansom. This, paired with their earthy and intimate atmosphere, makes Craftwork a great location to experience new tastes and get some work done too. Daily study rooms are available for booking online.Most popular items: Items always changingWhere: 4731 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.Phone: 817-737-4169Company Quote: “A space tailored to you.”3. BREWEDWhether you’re looking for a sit-down restaurant or an intimate café, Brewed somehow offers both. For those dining in, this eatery is most famous for their brunch and chef-inspired seasonal dishes, including beers and wines. If you’re there to write the next great American novel, however, Brewed also provides quieter seating with a diverse menu of unique caffeinated drinks and smaller snacks. With friendly staff, artistic decor, and old school music, Brewed is a hipster dream that keeps on giving.Most popular items: Candy Bar Latte; The GrasshopperWhere: 801 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Sunday – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Happy Hour: Tuesday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.Phone: 817-945-15454. CasablancaLike the 1942 film, Casablanca Coffee is classic, romantic, and secretive. Unlike the other four on the list, this coffee shop is purposely hidden away to add to its undercover mystique. It’s also the smallest, making it perfect for grabbing one of their famous lattes for your morning commute.Most popular item: Casablanca LatteWhere: 215 W 8th St, Fort Worth, TexasHours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Friday 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Weekends closedPhone: 817-862-71495. Avoca Coffee RoastersAt Avoca, brewing coffee is an art form. Owners Garold LaRue and Jimmy Story first created the establishment in 2011 as a way to bring high-quality coffee to locals, by locals. They also provide a spacious, industrial-style seating area for customers to work on homework or meet with friends. With art-decorated walls and intricate designs perfected on each latte, Avoca is the place to snap a photo with your drink and enjoy it too.Most popular item: The LatteWhere: 835 Foch St Fort Worth, TX 76106Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.Phone: 682-233-0957 Facebook Danielle Johnstonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-johnston/ ReddIt Fort Worth’s top 5 coffee spots Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin Danielle Johnstonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-johnston/ Facebook Linkedin Danielle Johnstonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-johnston/ Danielle Johnstonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/danielle-johnston/ Danielle Johnston ReddIt Twitter Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleUnpaid internships: history, insight and TCU students’ storiesNext articleHorned Frogs to attend Presidential Inauguration Danielle Johnston RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Eatzi’s to replace Chilli’s at University Park Village Four best Christmas tree farms in the Fort Worth area Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
printWith national trends of decreased enrollment in liberal arts over recent years, the dean of TCU’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts insisted there are advantages that go beyond a person’s first job. “[There are] benefits that come from having a broad-based educational background that enables you to do a lot of things,” Dean Andrew Schoolmaster said. “I’d like to think that we’re getting our students ready to be active in jobs that have not been created yet, and I think a lot of those jobs are being fueled by liberal arts majors.”Katie-Rose Watson, a 2011 TCU liberal arts graduate, decided to do just that.Three years after Watson graduated, she created The Rose Table, a food and lifestyle website that focuses on original recipes, party menus, farm to table cuisine and more. The Rose Table has over 12,500 readers and is gaining national attention for the “Disney Dinner Party series” that she is hosting this year.As a lifelong Disney fan and cooking enthusiast, Watson decided to create something that satisfied her love for delicacies and Disney — the results are her Disney Dinners.”The Grey Stuff” Venngage Infographics“I actually took four or five fairy tale courses at TCU,” Watson said. “At the time, my dad said it was a waste of tuition dollars.”Following national trends, enrollment in TCU’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts has decreased in recent years. Within the past school year, the percent breakdown shows the college is seeing fewer students enrolled with each passing semester. In a generation where one of the main motivators to choosing a major is based on future employability, many students find themselves being drawn toward degrees that can promise security post-graduation.“There’s a national [decline], and I think it was impacted by 2008, 2009 and the recession,” Schoolmaster said. “Many people are very concerned with what can I do with this versus what am I learning.”He said this decrease stems from people not recognizing all that can be achieved under this major.“I’ve always loved the depth and the breadth of learning and the knowledge that we cover in the liberal arts,” Schoolmaster said. “The liberal arts are ultimately a benefit.” Watson’s creations have been featured on various local news stations and websites, but her Disney Dinners are helping her gain national attention. Her video series has more than 50,000 views — a number she is hoping to double with these dinners.Watson said she ensures that her Liberal Arts degree is being put to good use through her creative cultivations. She said that even though she works as a publicist, the fairy tale courses she took at TCU has an immense relevance to what she does today. The Rose Table’s MenuVenngage Infographics“Disney is such a global phenomenon and if you google Disney Dinners there is really nothing else like this,” Watson said. “It is just a fun theme, so I try to add just a little magic to my day-to-day life.” Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: April 15, 2018Next articleStudent tells story of his life through one-man show Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts Twitter Facebook Facebook Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ ReddIt Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ TAGSDisneyliberal arts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Revamped enrollment process confuses some students Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system TCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food Grace Amiss ReddIt Flu activity remains high in Texas Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Linkedin Photo courtesy of Katie-Rose Watson World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution