Karibu – Welcome!
Situated between Lake Victoria, Tanganyika, Malawi and the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is about two and a half times the size of Germany. Approximately 50 million people live there, almost 10% of them in the economic capital Dar-es-Salaam.
When talking about Tanzania, we immediately think of the Big 5 in the many national parks such as the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater, of white sandy beaches on the spice island of Zanzibar, of bright colours, exotic fruits and laughing children’s eyes.
But paradise also has its dark sides.
Tanzania is still one of the poorer countries in the world. Unemployment, a poor health care system and especially poor or even non-existent education hinder the progress of the country and the individual. Many NGOs are on the spot. But many people simply fall through the cracks.
And this is exactly where Tabasamu (kiswahili for laugh or smile) comes in.
A laugh opens doors and hearts. With a laugh you get access to people, access to a foreign culture. And we want people to be able to laugh. Because we support them in their needs. And hereby we are not just talking about money. We are also talking about access to education.
We firmly believe that education is the key to success. And for us, success means that people can lead a self-determined and happy life. This is what we at Tabasamu would like to contribute to.