Australia Tanzania Society (ATS) is a 100 per cent volunteer organisation. With no administrative costs, every dollar raised goes back to making life better for people in Tanzania.
Our funding comes from a variety of sources, including sponsorship from individuals and companies in Australia and Tanzania, and through our annual fundraising events in Perth, Australia.
ATS aims to provide support and capacity build in the areas of health care, education and child protection in Tanzania.
ATS also aims to advance education in Tanzania by:
• Assisting in the provision of facilities and infrastructure for education at schools and educational facilities; and
• Capacity building through training Tanzanian educational professionals
• Helping the most underprivileged and vulnerable members of Tanzanian society, especially orphaned children, through education scholarships.
ATS has completed numerous infrastructure programs, including classroom construction and renovation, as well as provision of water to schools through the drilling of water wells. Additionally, ATS has provided Tanzanian curriculum text books to schools to assist in the delivery of quality education, and has facilitated and funded several professional development courses for Tanzanian teachers.
Since 2004 our flagship project, Rafiki Australia Tanzania, has sent 2 – 3 volunteer surgical teams to Tanzania each year, which have changed the lives of children and adults with conditions such as cleft lip, cleft palate and burns injuries. Rafiki also trains Tanzanian medical professionals and has linked with Muhimbili National Hospital and Muhimbili National University of Health and Allied Services to provide a pathway for Tanzanian Surgeons to obtain their Masters in Plastic Surgery and become fully-trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to the surgeries and training, Rafiki also sends donated ambulances and medical equipment to hospitals and clinics in Tanzania.