In Tanzania, our work focuses on youth entrepreneurship, improving community managed water and sanitation systems and building community resilience.
Approximately 75% of Tanzanians live in rural communities. Adequate access to safe water and sanitation is rare, and very few economic opportunities exist for young people.
Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries, yet it also has a rapidly growing economy. With a large population of young people there is a growing need for employment opportunities. We support young entrepreneurs to set up small businesses in their communities which benefit themselves and the people around them. In turn, their communities can become more resilient to social and environmental change.
Whilst attendance rates at primary school are high, there is a significant drop in the number female of students that go on to secondary education. This is often the result of a lack of separate sanitation facilities allowing for privacy when menstruation begins. Constructing and encouraging the use of sanitation blocks at schools combats this and other issues such as the spread of preventable diseases.
We have been running programmes in Tanzania since 2013. Building strong relationships with partners and communities. Giving thousands of young people experience of sustainable development work, whilst developing skills that they will carry with them throughout their lifetime.
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