Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. The Global Competitiveness Index's 2016 estimates the population at 48 million. The country is composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Over 100 different languages are spoken in Tanzania, making it the most linguistically diverse country in East Africa. The country does not have a de jure official language, although the national language is Swahili.

The education system in Tanzania is in desperate need of improvement. The enrollment rate for primary education is at 80%  and the enrollment rate to higher education significantly drops, with only a 32% enrollment rateThe quality of education is ranked last in the Global Competitiveness Report along with Mozambique, Chad, Uganda and Mauritania.

Source: The Global Competitiveness Report

The Tanzanian healthcare system is ranked 114th in the world. As with many countries in Africa, malaria is a constant threat. In Tanzania, it accounts for around 1 in 7 deaths among under-5's. Health centers suffer from a lack of trained personnel and a lack of equipment, and rural areas often lack hospitals so medical centers can be a long way away for many people.

Tanzania's internet access has increased dramatically over the last couple of years, largely due to a massive increase in the use and availability of Smartphones and data services. However, reports till suggest that over 50% of the population do not have access to the internet.

 

Source: Reuters

WHAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE

Provided 836 Computers

Last year we shipped over 500 desktop computers with flat screen monitors and peripherals and nearly 250 laptops to Tanzania. These devices have been fully refurbished and licensed with Microsoft software.

Classroom in a Container

Rightway School is a Nursery and Primary school established in 2005. It has benefited from one of the first ‘Shipping Container Classrooms’. Before the arrival of the shipping container, the school didn’t have any computers so it was a great introduction to IT.

Donations

With the help of many of our donors, we helped raise money to directly aid a number of projects across Tanzania. This money helps to build  and improve on the infrastructure in some of the poorest regions in Tanzania.

Tanzania Donations

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Personal Info

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