Disabled people in Tanzania face many challenges.
In Tanzania, like many countries, disability is highly stigmatised and can lead to barriers of discrimination and exclusion. We work to build an inclusive society that understands disability as part and parcel of human diversity and that ensures that all development activities provide benefit for all.
Across the country we work with 15 local Disabled People’s Organisations. Through them we are working with a total of 58,000 disabled people.
KEY ISSUES WE WORK ON
In Tanzania our key focus is tackling the exclusion of disabled children from all aspects of education. We work with disability activists to empower disabled children and their families to access an education; we work with teachers and schools to help deliver inclusive environments, and together we hold powerholders to account for prioritising financial resources for inclusive education.
Meet the Activists
Isaac Idama is a passionate disability activist working to ensure disabled children in Tanzania can access an inclusive education.
Mohammed is a disability activist working to secure the rights of disabled children to get an education in Tanzania.
Hassani Kambangwa is a proud and passionate disability activist working on securing education for all children in Tanzania. Here he tells us why working on disability rights inspires him.
In Tanzania, the school year starts in January. Not for Eric though, who is visually impaired. There is no school close to his village that is able to enrol him, because he needs extra support, trained teachers and books in Braille. Eric spends the day at his mother’s phone shop, while she attends to customers, hoping that one day his mum will tell him “Eric, you can go to school now.” But that day never comes. Like Eric, many children are excluded from school and from the opportunities life could offer them, because they have a disability. With your help, we can change this.
Let's build movements together.
Millions of disabled people in Africa and Asia are still condemned to a life of poverty and exclusion. Right now, organisations of disability activists are working to fight discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. They urgently need your support.