We have been supporting children with disabilities in Tanzania since 2007 , advocating for their inclusion into mainstream education.

Child Support Tanzania

Child Support Tanzania

Working with Child Support Tanzania (CST) provides inclusive early year’s education to the most vulnerable children in the Mbeya Region, in Southwest Tanzania.

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Many children and families in Mbeya are living in poverty, often exacerbated by disability, HIV/AIDS and high mortality rates. Services for children with disabilities are severely lacking and poorly resourced. We are trying to change this.


Children Enrolled

We have enrolled 370 children with disabilities into mainstream inclusive education.


Community Members Engaged

We have engaged over 1,300 community members through disability awareness events.


Schools Modified

We have modified 9 mainstream schools to improve accessibility, including the creation of three inclusive libraries for children with disabilities.

What we are proud of?

On the back of our Inclusive Education project in Mbeya, we have been working as part of a national consortium with the Tanzanian government to input into the National Strategy for Inclusive Education. Specifically, our focus has been on ensuring that the child-to-child approach is included in the strategy. To ensure this inclusion and in consultation with the Ministry of Education, we have designed a child-to-child inclusive education teachers guide working with local and international inclusive education experts. Once signed off by the national government, we aim to scale the take-up of this guide across Tanzania.


New Story Coming Soon!

Able Child Africa listens to the stories of those we work with, and if they want us to tell their story, we do. Watch this space as we work with our partner CST to collect more stories that need to be heard in Tanzania.

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Together, we can transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children.

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See our Project Impact Report on Inclusive Education in Tanzania.

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