Tanzania is East Africa’s largest country and also one of its most diverse, consisting of famous landmarks such as Mount Kilimanjaro, The Ngorogoro Creator and the tropical island of Zanzibar. our service learning opportunities in Tanzania are varied and in depth. Our welcoming team will be there to guide you all the way on your Tanzanian study abroad adventure.
Tanzania became a Republic under the leadership of Julius Nyerere on December 9, 1962. Nyerere planned and outlined a socialist agenda for Tanzania that ultimately led to the country’s economic downfall. Ali Hassan Mwinyi sought, and successfully manages, to repair and steadily grow the country‘s economy by encouraging foreign investment, purging corruption and privatizing business.
In 1992 Tanzania became a multi party democracy, which best represents it current population of 51 million people. In 2001 school fees was abolished which led to the increase in enrolment and attendance, and a strong increase in literacy in the country. Tanzania still relies heavily on agricultural exports and trade to sustain its economy and with such rich natural resources, grows tea, coffee, tobacco, cotton and cashew nuts. Tanzania is still a relatively poor country, with more than 60% people living below the poverty line. A high prevalence of life under the poverty line, tied to the fact that 76% of the population lives in rural areas, many Tanzanians do not have access to health facilities, to schools, and to other institutions important for progression of human rights and sustainable development.
Our projects in Tanzania focus on Community Development and conservation. We are sure that you will find your impact in any one of the Tanzania projects we have available for you to engage in. We have be working in Tanzania for over 10 years and have bases in Moshi and Zanzibar and a Tanzanian team of over 20 people working specifically for African Impact. Our Tanzanian service learning projects have won several awards for the work we have done.