It is estimated that 5.1 million children between the ages of 7 and 17 are not in school. Many Tanzanian children do not experience secondary education or vocational training and this leads to children accepting jobs in hazardous conditions. 29.3% of children between the age of 5 and 14 work in unsafe conditions in fields such as mining, quarrying, and domestic work.
An estimated 29% of students still live in households below the poverty line. In addition to school fees, parents must pay for uniforms, books, and possibly transportation.
Adolescent girls in Tanzania are least likely to receive a secondary education. Research estimates that 2 out of 5 girls marry before the age of 18. Within the population of married secondary-school age girls, 97% are not in school due to marriage or pregnancy.
35% of the country’s population is chronically undernourished. For rural areas, this figure is even higher. Thousands of people live in mud huts or shacks where regular access to potable water is often nothing but wishful thinking.
Projects in Tanzania
Located in the Arusha area, it’s home to 25 children (from 3 months old of age to adulthood) and it’s a day-care centre for an increasing number of children. In 2019, along with general support, we built a fence wall, as this has been requested by the government for the safety and security of the children hosted in the orphanage. We are now starting a long-distance adoption program in order to better support their education and well-being of children.
Lengiloriti Primary School
It is in the middle of a large, remote area in Tanzania, home to the communities and families of 7 Maasai tribes, approximately 20,000 people.
Lengiloriti Primary School has been built over the past 3 years and opened its doors on January 14th, 2019. Before this school, there were no educational options for children.