Sharing good practice

We bring the leaders of the organisations we work with together to collaborate and share good practice, so they can improve their work with young people – and help even more youths in need.

We currently support a network of 8 small- and medium-sized organisations helping over 1,000 vulnerable young people in the Arusha area.

These include:

Umoja Tanzania

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.

Arusha Rugby Development Programme

The Arusha Rugby Development Programme (ARDP) aims to promote rugby among the most disadvantaged young people in Arusha, 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, ARDP 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.

Palotti Parish

Esso, a mile outside Arusha, is a unique and vibrant community of 70,000 people living in harsh conditions. This Parish is overseen by the Pallottines, a Roman Catholic Community, who are trying to address problems such as HIV/AIDS, drug use and disability.

Within the Parish grounds there’s a community complex including a Resource Centre, Sport and Conference Centre, Health Clinic and Kindergarten as well as the parish church. One of the several committees operating out of this complex is the Sports Committee, which oversees the running of evening and weekend programmes for basketball, netball, volleyball, football and rugby.

Arusha Boxing Club

Arusha Boxing Club is committed to promoting boxing in the area and is based at Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium. It aims to increase participation among young people from the most disadvantaged areas of Arusha with a view to developing their leadership and life skills as well as their talent.

The boxing project provides weekly sessions for around 50 young people living on the streets of Arusha.

Watoto Foundation

Founded in 2003 by Noud and Truus van Hout from the Netherlands, the Watoto Foundation supports street children in Tanzania. The children receive education, learn new skills and are guaranteed a paid job after completing 4 years of training.

Amani Kids

Amani Kids is committed to reducing the number of street kids in Tanzania by providing a nurturing place for homeless children to heal, grow and learn.

Amani’s team of street educators hit the streets of Moshi town and the nearby city of Arusha every night, meeting with the hundreds of children who sleep in gutters, bath in polluted streams and beg and work for food.

The purpose is to connect with homeless children and let them know that there is a place where they can go to find safety, good food, medical care and an education.

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