Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, the picturesque Zanzibar archipelago, and an incredible array of wildlife. With nearly 40 percent of the country’s territory established as reserves or national parks, Tanzania is a huge tourist draw.
Despite Tanzania’s booming tourism industry almost half of people live on less than $1.25 a day. The adult literacy rate is only 68 percent, and one in five children is engaged in child labor. The country struggles to provide adequate access to education, water, health care, food security, and employment for millions of people.
WE’s work in Tanzania dates back to 2002, when we put teams on the ground to help build schools and develop education programs. Since then, we have forged incredible community and government partnerships that have set the groundwork for adding Tanzania to our five-pillar Free The Children’s WE Villages program.