Umoja Tanzania provides education and welfare support to 42 of the most vulnerable children and young people in Arusha, empowering them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to create positive change for themselves and the wider community.
Sport is an important element of the curriculum, which includes a weekly sports session, peer leadership training and community outreach activities.
Tanzania Rugby Development
The Tanzania Rugby Development (TRD)aims to promote rugby among young people in Tanzania, using the sportsmanship of the game as a vehicle to encourage healthy lifestyles and supportive, positive and respectful relationships within the community.
Through high calibre rugby coaching, TRD provides practical and theoretical sports education to 380 males and 310 females aged between 5 and 19.
Future Stars Academy
Future Stars Academy (FSA) is a non-profit organisation teaching life skills such as fair play, teamwork, competition and personal development to disadvantaged boys and girls in Arusha through football.
FSA builds the resilience, responsibility and leadership potential of these young people and offers them a chance to live out their dreams as footballers. FSA insists there is no football without education – 'no school, no play!' There are currently 126 young people aged between 7 and 19 taking part in their activities.
SOVOI is a small, community-based organisation that provides a daily after-school sports programme for young people living in a small community on the outskirts of Arusha.
Volunteer sports teachers deliver the activities, which include football, netball, volleyball, rugby and athletics. There are currently 90 boys and 50 girls aged between 11 and 16 taking part in the programme.
Songambele promotes good health, education, awareness and social inclusion for women, girls and children with a disability in the Moshi area of Tanzania. Through sports they connect together and invite people with a disability who don't know each other to be active together. They participate in different games of their choice and get to refresh their minds, build confidence and self-esteem and just have a great time together.
Msimamo Youth Educators
Msimamo Youth Educators aim to provide children and young people located in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Dar-es-Salaam with training in important life-skills through sports and cultural activities. These activities, which include football, gender clubs, life-skills games, events and tournaments, currently attract over 1,100 participants on a weekly basis.
Arusha Youth Development Organisation
Arusha Youth Development Organisation aims to improve the lives of young people and the wider community in Arusha through football and games. Its activities include:- football coaching in community and in schools; life-skills games integrated into football sessions; competitions and events; leadership training for coaches, referees, peer leaders, teachers and women in the community; and games sessions in schools for young people with a disability.
The Watoto Foundation supports street children in Tanzania. The children receive education, learn new skills and are guaranteed of a paid job after completing their 4-years training. The project is unique, especially considering that unemployment in this country is extremely high. An important element of its programme is the daily sports activities which includes football, volleyball, rugby, boxing and frisbee.