Tanzania is a large country on the eastern side of Africa. It has an abundance of breathtaking national parks, where 38% of Tanzania’s land area is reserved exclusively for wildlife conservation. Along with an abundance of biodiversity, Tanzania is also home to more than 120 distinct indigenous ethnic groups, though due to the modernization and globalization of the country as a whole, these groups are gradually disappearing. For now, however, with these 120 distinct ethnic groups, there are only a couple of distinct Bantu dialects, with Swahili and English being the main languages of Tanzania. There is also a small Asian minority, who speak languages such as Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, and Punjabi. 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.
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Throughout Tanzania, our initiatives and projects are directly aligned to the United Nations sustainable development goals. We work on projects relating to goals one, two, four, ten, and seventeen. Relating to sustainable development goals one and two, we work on projects that work to end poverty throughout the country by providing necessities like food and clothing. Through these initiatives, we can contribute to the positive development of communities and children. Regarding sustainable development goals four and seventeen, 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. Through our initiatives, we hopefully can raise a future of children where each student has equal access to education and security in their future.