ABCD Projects

Here are some of the projects we have on the go right now. Click on each project to learn more.

Current Projects

Funding Children’s Education Costs

The main goal of ABCD Canada is to ensure that disadvantaged children who are identified by ABCD Tanzania, are able to attend school on a regular basis, maintain their well being and reach their fullest potential. Education is ‘free’ in Tanzania, however the list below explains what parents or care givers are still responsible for paying. Read more…

Children Making Art

We hope that the wonderful art made by the children of Kilimanjaro inspires folks to give…appreciating the creativity of the children, in the form of drawings and paintings, establishes a tangible connection between our ABCD children and donors. Read more…

School Breakfast Programs

Often children are sent to school with very little or no breakfast and furthermore, the only meal they may get during the day is the school lunch. Thanks to our generous donors, ABCD is able to provide the funds for breakfast programs to be established in 12 schools in the Ward of Marangu West. Read more…

School Repair and Maintenance

Tanzanian schools are severely underfunded and this results in zero or minimal repair and maintenance. ABCD is committed to improving the learning environments for the children as well as the teaching environments for staff. Read more…

Personal Care Kits for Girls

Girls missing too much school when menstruating because they can’t afford menstrual care products is a situation which ABCD Canada is addressing. We are very happy to be partnering with and supporting a group of women in Marangu West who have named themselves Care ABCD Tanzania. They are operating a social enterprise to make and distribute personal care kits to local school girls in connection with the Days for Girls international charity. Read more…

Laptops for Post Secondary Students

ABCD Canada does provide laptops to those post secondary students who need them for their studies. They are purchased locally for practical reasons: service and support. Several laptops are in circulation and passed on from student to student: when a student has graduated. their laptop goes on to the next needy student. Students know the laptop is a loan and strive to take care of them.

Past Projects

School Infrastructure Development

ABCD is proud to have had a major impact on school infrastructure all over Marangu West through many building projects. We have worked closely with ABCD Tanzania on many complicated construction initiatives. Read more…

Solar Light for Students

For many families, lighting for personal use and especially for children to study at night is a challenge. After experimenting with many innovative lighting ideas, we found a Canadian manufacturer, Karibu Solar, which made a powerful and inexpensive solar kit for the third world solar market. Read more…

Language Development

To help ABCD students to improve their English reading and writing skills, we developed a pen pal project. Read more…

School Libraries

Many children do not have easy access to books. ABCD provided English story books through donations brought over by our teams of volunteers, as well as Swahili textbooks purchased from a local publisher. Read more…

Cows for Families

ABCD explored ways to support the small, subsistence farming families on the plots of land where they can grow vegetables, bananas and sometimes coffee plants. Read more…

Volunteer Trips

Our dream of bringing groups of volunteers with us to Tanzania was for many years an important component of the work of ABCD. With the current pandemic in progress, these trips have been postponed. Read more…

Student Business and Leadership Conferences

ABCD Canada has organized and hosted two major conferences for students in Marangu West to develop leadership potential and business/entrepreneurial acumen Read more…