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Supporting Disability Activists in Tanzania.

Disabled people in Tanzania face many challenges.

In Tanzania, like many countries, disability is highly stigmatised and can lead to barriers of discrimination and exclusion. We work to build an inclusive society that understands disability as part and parcel of human diversity and that ensures that all development activities provide benefit for all.

Across the country we work with 15 local Disabled People’s Organisations. Through them we are working with a total of 58,000 disabled people.


In Tanzania our key focus is tackling the exclusion of disabled children from all aspects of education. We work with disability activists to empower disabled children and their families to access an education; we work with teachers and schools to help deliver inclusive environments, and together we hold powerholders to account for prioritising financial resources for inclusive education.

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Education for all

Since 2012, we have been working with disability activists in Tanzania to get disabled children into school, where they belong.

Meet the Activists

Hassani, Tanzania

Hassani, Tanzania

Disability Activist

Hassani Kambangwa is a proud and passionate disability activist working on securing education for all children in Tanzania. Here he tells us why working on disability rights inspires him.

Siporah Henry Tenga, District Education Officer

Siporah, District Education Officer.

"ADD internationals contribution to getting disabled children into school is huge. More and more disabled children are now going and I credit this to ADD Internationals efforts. My plea is for this work not to stop. There are more parents we need to reach, many more kids we need to find and bring to school."

Let's build movements together.

Millions of disabled people in Africa and Asia are still condemned to a life of poverty and exclusion. Right now, organisations of disability activists are working to fight discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. They urgently need your support.