We are currently unable to accept further applications for Tanzania as we are oversubscribed in this area.

Isaac’s Story

Isaac lost both his parents to HIV/Aids when he was young and then went to live with his grandmother. Although he completed primary school she was unable to afford to keep him in secondary education and so he dropped out of school after Grade 9.

When he was 20 years old he heard about SCIM Brothers Trade School near Iringa, applied and was awarded a sponsorship to study for a Trade Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics.

On completion of his 3 year training course, Isaac said...

"I am now confident that I will be able to gain employment and make a better life for myself"

Tanzania has a population of over 45 million, but of that over half are young people and children under 25 years of age. Many young people never complete their primary education, and fewer still can access and afford secondary education. Many young people are orphans as a result of HIV/Aids and poor health care. For these reasons, WORKAID targets projects in Tanzania which work to provide skills training for young people, and income generating projects providing food and financial support for orphans and vulnerable children in their communities.

Many of our projects lie along the Tanzara Highway, the main trucking route from Dar es Salaam to the Zambian border and include the towns of Iringa and Mbeya. The incidence of HIV/Aids is particularly high on this route with the resulting consequences of poverty and deprivation. We also support projects in the rural areas of Njombe and Ludewa in the south-west.

Areas of Operation: Dar es Salaam, Njombe & Ludewa; Mbeya.

.All enquiries for support for Tanzania based projects should be sent to projects@workaid.org quoting a Workaid Project Reference number if you have one.

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