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Closed 13/05/2020

raised of £1,800 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £435 to 'Care for Dignity and Innovation' (CDI) an organisation that supports disabled youth and young women in Tanzania

    Funded on Wednesday, 13th May 2020

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    CDI works to support marginalised communities in Tanzania, in particular, disabled youth and young women. The organisation focuses on social well-being and access to education for disabled youth.

    In Tanzania, the enrolment rate of disabled children in schools is very low. Most parents are scared to allow their children to go out because of the disabilities they have. In addition, families do not know how to handle and support a disabled child at home.

    CDI is currently implementing the ‘Ability within Disability’ program and within this program two projects are running, these are:

    'Home Visiting' - an awareness project for disability rights to challenge the current stigma attached to people with disabilities. According to the perceptions and beliefs in the community, having a disabled child is considered a punishment from God, so the communities tend to give less priority to this group. Last year the organisation succeeded to increase the number of disabled children enrolled in school due to the awareness program conducted by CDI.

    ‘Educational Support’ - this project involves the provision of wheelchairs to physically disabled children as well as school uniforms and books. This enables these children to attend school and gain an education.

    The organisation is run through volunteerism and funded through donations from friends and supporting organisations. CDI welcomes any amount of funding support from individuals and also any companies who would like to show corporate social responsibility. All of the funds donated go directly towards the aims of the projects and any amount of funding is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference.

    The current target of £1800 is aimed at covering the costs needed for the current priority program aims. The funds go directly to the organisation and the breakdown of these costs are as follows:

    - £850 to buy four wheelchairs for disabled children to attend a new start up at the Rwanima centre in Mwanza, Tanzania

    - £200 to buy school uniforms and education materials such as books and pens

    - £550 for raising awareness for the rights of the disabled and the importance of sending disabled children to school. This covers the home visiting project that educates and supports schools and families.

    - £200 for female entrepreneurship training for the mothers and care givers of of disabled children. This is to enable then to develop sustainable small businesses in order to be financially stable and in turn be able to support their families.



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      • Anonymous


        Apr 27, 2020


      • Kaleb


        Feb 29, 2020


      • Anonymous


        Feb 29, 2020


      • Mum


        Feb 29, 2020

        Such a great cause


      • Pat Moors

        Pat Moors

        Feb 5, 2020

        Such a worthy cause.


      • David Greasley

        David Greasley

        Jan 30, 2020


      • Anonymous


        Jan 29, 2020

        Best of luck in your fundraising efforts.

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      Debbie Costello

      Debbie Costello

      Whilst recently working in Tanzania I became friends with the amazing woman who began this organisation. I witnessed CDI's impact on the lives of these children and I am honoured to support CDI and the incredible work they do. Any amount donated makes a huge difference!

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