Connecting International Hands and Hearts to
Tanzania to Make A Difference
CHILDREN • WOMEN • COMMUNITY • CONSERVATION
Since its beginning, Foot2Afrika has focused efforts in bringing volunteer talent, energy, resources and heart from around the world to the Kilimanjaro-Tanzania region. Connecting international and local helping hands, together we have:
- provided opportunities for education, quality of life and growth for children
- empowered women with trade, English and business skills to build confidence and sustainability
- raised community leadership in the organizations that we support.
Our volunteer programs continue to support the local community organizations that request our assistance, however, our focus is now turning to the future of Tanzania. Tanzanian youth face various difficulties but we believe that they are the key to Tanzania’s future development. The combination of inadequate educational opportunities and a scarcity of employment keep the youth in the poverty cycle. Many disadvantaged young people live in centers that provide for their immediate needs but lack infrastructure to help with their transition to become a self-sufficient adult.
Our vision is for The Moshi Youth Village, which will address this significant gap in the support for disadvantaged youth in our region. As a day facility for young people, the center will provide education, training and counseling. We believe that providing our youth with a good education, life skills and trade skills that encourage future employment will have a positive impact on their confidence, self-esteem and motivation to better ensure they reach and maintain their full potential in life. Programs will include those that require minimal investment but can generate income for the center in the future as well as providing practical skills and meaningful activities for today’s youth and address the important needs of the community. Proposed programs include:
|Agricultural Skills||Arts and Crafts|
|Computer Skills||Health Education|
|English Tutoring||Life Skills|
|Performing Arts & Music||Photography & Film Making|
|Tailoring||Vocational / Trade Training|
Learn more about the Moshi Youth Village here. We are seeking fund-raising partners and sponsors to help us make this dream a reality for our youth – please contact us for more information. If you are in the United States, you may also wish to contact our US partner, Tanzanian Fundi.