Couple's Tanzania trip

PUBLISHED: 14:34 02 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:30 25 May 2010

A BACKWELL couple will travel to Tanzania in January to pass on the skills they have learned in the UK.

A BACKWELL couple will travel to Tanzania in January to pass on the skills they have learned in the UK.

Jane and Martin Canning have been busy getting ready for their two-year stay in the African country, where they have been accepted as Anglican Church Mission Companions.

Mr and Mrs Canning, both aged 57, have worshipped at St Andrew's Church in Backwell for the past 22 years and, after searching long and hard for the right project to take part in, they decided on Dodoma in Tanzania.

Jane, a former Nailsea School science teacher, said: "Finding the project that was right for us took a long time, with a number of false starts.

"The Tanzanian posts seem to fit very well with our previous experience."

While away, Jane will use her experience in medical research to train teachers and nurses at St John's University, which is run by the Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT).

Martin will use his background in international marketing to support ACT while it creates a five-year plan to develop income-generating initiatives.

The money generated will be used toward providing practical and sustainable solutions to poverty though education, health care and the supply of clean water.

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