Livingstone Tanzania Trust
Ministerial, Governmental & Industry Speakers
Our vision is to live in a world where every young person has access to quality education.
Our mission is to work in partnership with communities in Tanzania to allow young people the opportunity to reach their full educational potential.
As an education charity in Tanzania, we are guided by our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Tanzanian Development Vision for 2025 and the wants and needs of each community we work with. Our work focuses on education and the barriers that prevent young people from accessing quality education.
The community knows the answers to their own problems, which is why we sit and listen to them.
- We ask the community to visualise a better future
- We ask them to identify the obstacles preventing them from achieving that future
- We work together to identify how to overcome those obstacles
- We ask the community to provide a team we can work within greater detail
- The community lead the process and pace of change
Education is recognised as the best tool to beat poverty and create stronger and more equal communities, yet form any communities there are hurdles that prevent young people from accessing it. Aside from distance, this would include being too hungry to pay attention all day, it could be that classrooms are so overcrowded that students get ignored when they don’t understand something, it can be that the toilets are so awful that they fear using them, this can be especially important for young girls.
Through our work as an education charity in Tanzania, we have learned to recognise the interdependency of education with nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and poverty and as such we have three programme areas designed to overcome these obstacles: Education; WASH (Water, Sanitation &Hygiene); and Livelihoods. Through these programmes the barriers to accessing a quality education are being removed.
When we work together we can achieve so much more than when we work apart.
In 2014 we partnered at the Managha Primary School where we build a school income generation programme with cows, fruit trees and vegetables. We added a biogas chamber which converted the cow manure into gas to cook the school meals. The bio-slurry supports the market garden and fruit tree growth as well as the grasses for the cow. The improved diet and resultant health of the cows ensure plenty healthy offspring and plenty of milk, which is sold to support the school.
In 2015-16, we partnered together to support the development of the rural Malangi Primary School which was in a terrible state with dangerous buildings, shocking toilets, no water and no school meals. Today it has 11 inspirational classrooms, lovely toilets, a kitchen with a fuel-efficient stove providing school meals, water throughout the school and 4 brand new teachers' houses. Exam results have shot up as a result of our partnership with the school.
In 2017-18, we partnered together to support the Sawe community to develop a brand new school. Two dmg::events staff laid the foundations of the first 3 classrooms together with the whole community. Since then 6 more classrooms have been added, as well as gender-separated student toilets and teacher toilets, and a kitchen/store with a fuel efficient kitchen also serving school meals.
To learn more please visit: https://www.livingstonetanzaniatrust.com/