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We are very keen and excited to further iron out our elevation pitch so it catches the interest of potential donors that can support our expansion plans for the next year.
This will enable us to better approach funders for our upcoming heavy projects of expansion. This will mean an increase in capacity in our team as well as our programs, as well as a greater outreach in Arusha, Tanzania with our creative capacity programs.
Empowering people to design and make their own technologies that solve community challenges in Tanzania
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.
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.