an initiative of World Relief Australia

Disability Services

Disability Services

In the remote foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, access to healthcare is extremely limited and specialised disability services are virtually non-existent. An estimated 3 million Tanzanians have a disability, of which far too many are excluded from mainstream schooling and employment. National statistics indicate that primary school attendance rates are as low as 4/10 amongst children with disabilities. We are seeking to change this trend as we provide education opportunities and vocational training for disabled children in carpentry, beading, sewing and chicken rearing whilst also building organisational capacity within the wider disability sector by upskilling carers and establishing a support network for families.

Key Areas of Expenditure

  • Vocational training centre
  • Aids and assistance equipment
  • Income generating activities
  • Community awareness seminars
  • Carer training
  • Family support services
  • Network development with government and non-government agencies
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