International Lifesaving Kilimanjaro, Tanzania & Stonetown, Zanzibar

Len Marealle

Len and his son Leon

Len is the grandson of Chief Thomas Lenana Marealle II OBE (June 12, 1915 – February 14, 2007) was the Paramount Chief (Mangi Mkuu) of the Chagga people of Tanzania and a politician. Today Len's father holds the symbolic power and is has inherited the chiefdom.

My sister and Len met at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2011, they had a relationship that lasted a few years with time spent in Canada and in Tanzania. In 2012 I had the opportunity to spend my spring break in Tanzania with Len, my sister and my mum.

From left to right Chief Thomas Lenana Marealle II OBE, Jen & Len, and Len, myself and my mum

Frida Marealle

Len's wife Frida is the founder & executive director of the orphanage Simba's footprints. She organized a swimming lesson for all her kids to attend and my sister, mum and I instructed.

The children from Simba's footprints

Alexander Mwaipasi

Alex is a member of the Tanzania Life Saving Society (TALISS). He also works at the international school of Tanzanika in Dar es Salaam. He organized a lifesaving workshop with members from TALISS at the school pool. He plans to come to Moshi this April.

Victim management
Members of TALISS

Tom Mecrow

Tom is the International Programmes Manager at Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He has invited me to observe and participate in their project in Zanzibar.

The RNLI teach a programme called Aquatic Survival which is comprised of two modules: Water safety education and survival swimming skills.


To proposal a donation of $5000.00 from the President's endowment fund to go towards Sheila and Stefanie's travel expenses.
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