Quick Info: Tanzania
Located on the east coast of the African continent, Tanzania is a picturesque country known for its national parks, multitude of wildlife species, and wonderful safari tours. The country boasts over 125 ethnic groups, most notably the nomadic Maasai people. English and Kiswahili are most commonly spoken, being the country’s official languages, but due to the multitude of ethnic groups inhabiting the country, over one hundred languages can be heard, many of them of Bantu origin.
Education is highly valued in Tanzanian society; however, most individuals are only afforded the opportunity to attend primary school, which was recently mandated as a free service by the Tanzanian government.
Focus on: Arusha
Arusha is a small urban center in northern Tanzania. The capital of the Arusha region, the city of Arusha is home to many governmental institutions all well as a large number of banks, schools, and businesses large and small. However, one of the largest income sources is tourism, due to its location near the Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge, and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Resources for Further Exploration
If you are interested in learning more about Tanzania and the African continent, we have listed several resources below for your exploration. We strive to not only develop communities in Tanzania, but to educate Western minds in the hopes that misleading stereotypes will be erased. Africa is beautiful continent with cities, universities, arts & culture, and a rich history that is much older than the modern Western world.
"Ujamaa and Adult Education: National vs. Local Perspective 1961-1985" research paper by Stephanie Walczak