Make It Happen Monday

Our Make it Happen Monday blog series started late last year. It connects our Firelight community with our partners on the ground, providing some background on the different needs African communities face and the strategies our partners use to meet them. This week, we’d like to highlight some of our grantee partners in Tanzania.


Safina Women’s Association (SAWA) is based in Morogoro. SAWA identifies and addresses barriers to education. It has established local childhood development centers and trained teachers within the Maasai community.

Women Against AIDS in Kilimanjaro (KIWAKKUKI) is in Moshi. It was founded by a group of women concerned about the impact of HIV and AIDS on the women and children in their community. They created learning clubs in schools and continue to work closely with parents and teachers to ensure a healthy learning environment for all children.

Kwa Wazee is located in Kagera. It has created support groups for grandmothers caring for grandchildren who have lost their parents to HIV and AIDS as well as for children in the community. When Kwa Wazee learned about the violence children experienced, they decided to address this issue. It now works to stop violence within communities by teaching girls self-defense and boys peaceful conflict resolution.


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