Twende

https://www.twende-tanzania...

Arusha, Tanzania
Nonprofit

Saved $250

Science & Technology, Community & Economic Development, Education

Mission

Empowering people to design and make their own technologies that solve community challenges in Tanzania

What We Do

We're known for our welcoming maker-space with hammers, welding machines, drills, and a lathe, as well as our project-based, hands-on design and creativity workshops, where participants from all sorts of backgrounds identify challenges they see in their communities and make a physical prototype of a possible solution. Examples include a bicycle-powered washing machine, soap cutter machine, and vegetable cutting machine. Over the past few years, we have worked with 1,000+ people in 25+ primary & secondary schools, women's organizations, farmer's groups, and youth organizations in Arusha and surrounding communities.

Our approach:
1) SHAWISHIKA (be inspired): raising awareness of how technologies can improve lives in communities and inspiring people to solve their own challenges.
2) JARIBU (try): giving opportunities for people to try innovating and build their confidence as problem-solvers.
3) ENDELEZA (continue): providing support for those who want to continue as entrepreneurs and disseminate their innovations more widely across Tanzania and beyond.