Five years ago, Crowd2Map led an entirely volunteer-driven campaign to map uncharted villages in rural Tanzania. Teams have trained a global community of over 14,000 mappers to outline buildings and roads from satellite images. After maps are verified by their online community, volunteers on the ground include any locally known sites. They then educate their communities on how to read and print maps to promote economic development, education, and girls’ rights. Since 2015, Crowd2Map volunteers have mapped over 4.5 million buildings. These maps have empowered a wealth of communities. Zeze, a local village with around 9,000 people, was not on…
In 1975, close advisors of the first Tanzanian president envisioned global engagement that would increase mutual understanding and cooperation between Tanzania and the United Kingdom. They launched the Britain Tanzania Society and its development arm Tanzania Development Trust to strategize and fund programs that would uplift communities facing extreme poverty, gender inequality, and resource disparity. With full commitment and continued tenacity, Trust volunteers have made remarkable strides over the past 45 years. Clean Water Rural regions in Tanzania are often deprived of reliable water and sanitation facilities. Government-sponsored infrastructures predate Tanzania’s independence, but water committees are unable to sustain funding…
You are invited to an online event on Saturday 28th November 2020 when we celebrate 45 years of the Tanzania Development Trust, present an overview and discuss lessons we have learnt over that time.
Video update of the project enterprise at Ikondo Secondary School.
Thank you to those who attended our Annual General Meeting. If you missed our online AGM this year, you can listen to the recording and view the presentations by clicking on this post.
Christmas Cards and Notelets are available to order. Card sales last year helped to fund Covid-19 resources, solar power for schools and clinics, women’s income generating projects, rope pumps, low cost bore holes and support for Hope for Girls and Women, Tanzania. Let’s help even more people’s lives in 2021.
The Annual Review for 2019-2020 is now available, summarising the work funded across 31 core projects and Covid-19 emergency projects supported by TDT.
This joint development project between TDT/EU Can Aid, Marumba village and African Palms, near the Mozambique border in Mtwara region, has already so far delivered 2 new classrooms with solar panels, a borehole, dispensary support with solar power and fridge, tree planting and bee keeping projects.
Thanks to the generosity of BTS members and other friends of Tanzania we have so far sent over £12,000 to 27 different hospitals and health centres across Tanzania, to enable them to buy locally made reusable masks, gowns and aprons for their front line health workers.
We have launched a new emergency appeal for urgent medical equipment needed by hospitals in Tanzania to deal with the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Please read the article ‘Fund urgent COVID medical equipment: Why we need your help’.