English summary (Update October 2012)
Rafiki za Tanzania (Friends of Tanzania in Kiswahili) is a non-governmental organization founded in November 2007, with the aim to expand individual, private initiatives and to make use of synergy effects between them.
Our projects become even more effective with YOUR help!
One of our success stories: A young girl who worked as a maid while completing training in a sewing workshop. Her final marks were calling for further education, but financial support was lacking. With our support, she finished secondary school in 2010 and will complete a special secretary course for Presidental offices by the end of 2012. She is looking forward to get a good job in 2013 and has developed into a self-confident, young woman. Many others follow her example to live a better life in independence.
The financial assistance in education and health care represent our contribution of a fairer distribution of education and life opportunities all over the world.
Inter-cultural exchange fosters greater understanding of the cultural differences and deepens the knowledge of each others personal living conditions. It increases our appreciation for the world - as well as for our immediate neighbourhood.
The roots of the politically and denominationally independent association stem from the partnership between the protestant-Lutheran parish Hanover-Marienwerder and the five communities at the foot of Kilimanjaro in the north of Tanzania (formed in 1973).
The association has become an important and well received extension of the Tanzanian partnership. Long standing personal friendships have been formed.
We appreciate your interest in Rafiki za Tanzania.
You can participate or assist us by joining our association or through donations. All donations are welcome! We also welcome any other suggestions you may have, such as schools / students wishing to make contact, or organising school events. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like further information.
Account no. 580 780 800
County court Hanover VR 200 754
The annual membership fee for a single person is 30 Euro. The family fee is 25 Euro per adult. The membership fee is due on January 15th each year.
Extract of association rules:
§ 2 Purpose and common public interest
(1) The purpose of the association is to foster and support inter-cultural communication, education and health care.
In Germany, the aim of this association is to encourage the integration of all fellow citizens, native and immigrant with the ultimate intent of contributing to a modern, integrated and peaceful cohabitation. The intention is to ensure that the diversity of cultures is maintained whilst at the same time encouraging a lively inter-cultural exchange and a mutual understanding.
The association seeks to form the same inter-cultural exchange in Tanzania. Its most important humanitarian aim is to contribute to a fairer global society through projects in the following areas: