Tanzania

Country Profile

Tanzania is a country in East Africa with an area of 947,303 km2. Most of mainland Tanzania lies above 600 feet in elevation with vast stretches of plains and plateaus contrasting with spectacular relief features, notably Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro and the world’s second deepest lake, Lake Tanganyika. Temperatures remain stable all year round, with daytime highs of around 28 degrees Celsius and lows of around 20 C. The climates of Tanzania range from tropical to temperate. Tanzania experiences two distinct rainy seasons, one lasting from April to May (the 'long rains') and the other from November to December (the 'short rains'). Tanzania contains 21 National parks, reserves, 1 conservation area, and 3 marine parks. It is home to about 130 amphibians and over 275 reptile species, Tanzania has the largest lion population in the world. Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha and Dodoma are some of the major cities in Tanzania.The top exports of Tanzania are Gold, Raw Tobacco, Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews.

Tanzania contains a variety of ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The population consists of about 125 ethnic groups mainly The Sukuma, Nyamwezi, Chagga, and Haya peoples. Christianity is the largest religion in Tanzania representing 61% of the total population. There are also substantial Muslim and Animist minorities. The politics of Tanzania takes place in a framework of a unitary presidential democratic republic. The government of the United Republic of Tanzania is run through the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches for national government administration, and through regional and district administrative divisions for local government administration. The president and members of the National Assembly are both elected by direct popular vote for five-year terms. The president appoints a prime minister who serves as leader of the government in the National Assembly. Cabinet members are chosen by the presidentThe Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM') is presently the dominant ruling party in Tanzania. There are three branches of the Rwandan government: the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary. Although each branch is separate and independent of the others, they are all complimentary.

POPULATION

59,734,218 as of Tuesday, September 28, 2021

CAPITAL

Dodoma

CURRENCY

Tanzanian shilling

FUN FACT

Nearly 30% of Tanzania is national parks

Our Efforts

Problems Observed

There is a lot of harmony among the people of Tanzania. However, Tanzania faces massive poverty and inequality, while the economy grows only for the wealthy. Poverty and wealth gaps form, disrupting the flow of social welfare adequately. The country also manages natural resources and energy ineffectively, with 67% of the population lacking electricity. While the rich grow and progress into the future, the poor lose access to education and give up their benefits. This inequality is bolstered by the fact that almost half the population lives in poverty. Primary education enrolment rates had dropped by ~20% by 2012. This was reflected in primary education completion rates. In a similar pattern, enrolment and completion rates for lower secondary education peaked in 2012 – at around 40% for both – before decreasing for a few consecutive years. In fact, the effective transition rate from primary to lower secondary general education is just slightly above 71%. Moreover, the net enrollment rate is merely 28.2%.



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Our Response

General Summary of our work:

Strive2Thrive Edu has partnered with schools, orphanages, and other educational institutions in Tanzania, to give them academic supplies and materials that they cannot afford while providing them with quality education and schooling to ensure a brighter future. In addition to education, we also provide these institutions with food and clothing. These resources will help these children grow positively and effectively. Through our initiatives, we hopefully can raise a future of children where each student has equal access to education and security in their future. We believe we can create an atmosphere of active learning and comfort in Tanzania through the donations and tutoring.

Importance of our work section and some of the impacts:
Throughout Tanzania, our initiatives and projects are directly aligned to the United Nations sustainable development goals. These goals include no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, reduced inequalities, and partnership for achieving goals. Our classes teach poverty-struck children to better cope with academic and financial issues they might be facing. Our initiatives also strive to provide the less fortunate students with the skills they need to excel professionally and academically. By educating children from a very young age, we are promoting the importance of education and ensuring access to quality education.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Section:

  • 3.3 END THE EPIDEMICS OF NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES, WATER-BORNE DISEASES, AND OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
  • 3.4 REDUCE BY ONE-THIRD PREMATURE MORTALITY FROM NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES THROUGH PREVENTION AND TREATMENT AND PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: We donate a variety of resources to the school, including food, clothing, etc. to ensure the success of the students. We work on projects that work to end poverty throughout the country by providing necessities and quality education. Through these initiatives, we can contribute to the positive development of communities and children. These donations are intended to improve students' learning efficiency and enhance their learning experience.

  • 2.1 BY 2030, END HUNGER AND ENSURE ACCESS BY ALL PEOPLE
  • 2.2 BY 2030, END ALL FORMS OF MALNUTRITION
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: In addition to providing education, we also provide our partners with basic amenities such as food, helping reduce hunger and malnutrition. We, here at Strive2Thrive, believe in providing all the resources we can to help bring out the best in our students and we work hard to do so. Providing our students with these basic commodities helps us in ensuring the overall wellbeing of children.

  • 4.1 FREE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
  • 4.3 EQUAL ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 4.4 INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH RELEVANT SKILLS FOR FINANCIAL SUCCESS
  • 4.5 ELIMINATE ALL DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION
  • 4.7 EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: Strive2Thrive tutors teach multiple subjects inTanzania, such as English and Math. By teaching these essential skills to Tanzanian children, we help them fulfill their passions and pursue their dreams. We are committed to providing our students with the resources they need to succeed academically. This is exactly what Strive2Thrive is doing by partnering with orphanages.

  • 10.1 REDUCE INCOME INEQUALITIES
  • 10.3 ENSURE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND END DISCRIMINATION
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: Strive2Thrive Edu offers free education and skill development classes in Tanzania. Students from underprivileged communities and orphanages usually make use of our services. We hope that our donations will reduce income inequality since they benefit those in need. By providing our students with a rigorous education, we can improve their efficiency at money management and reduce the wealth gaps and inequalities caused by inequalities in education.

  • 17.16 ENHANCE THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • 17.17 ENCOURAGE EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: The Strive2Thrive Edu program partners with community centers and learning centers all across the country so that an equal opportunity to learn is given to everyone. We can provide donations, lessons, etc. to underprivileged children through our partnership. Through the projects we manage, we contribute to several of the Sustainable Development Goals. By partnering with this organization in the future and others, we hope to help more students succeed.

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