Log in
SONGAMBELE CHARITABLE TRUST

SONGAMBELE CHARITABLE TRUST

Moshi, Tanzania

Songambele promotes the economic empowerment of women so that they can live independently as well as support their families. This is done through the establishment of income generation activities, creating access to small grants and credit schemes as well as equipping beneficiaries with basic skills to manage their own projects.

The launch of the first African Spinal Cord Injury Network (AFSCIN) was held in Botswana in November 2015

The second AFSCIN 2 hosted at Holiday Inn City Centre Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from 30 March - 1 April 2017

Objectives:

1. The current status of SCI management in Africa

2. Future planning for SCI management in Africa

3. Practical workshops on the management of SCI

Kwa pamoja tusonge mbele!

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”

Day well spent by raising our voices as one team; Together we can move on forward!!

 WORD CEREBRAL PALSY DAY

It is time to change the lives of people with CP around the world. Let's do it together!

Appropriate wheelchair is a NEED and NOT a want. Jerry, 29 years old who has been in door for 9 years now he can go out and see the world, meet friends, going to church and socialize just like others. Our appreciations to International wheelchair Technologist - Abdullah Munish (on the right hand in the wheelchair), CCBRT Moshi team and everyone who supported this project 

 

YES!! Sports can crate income. Linda Macha - lady on red trousers won 1,000,000/= ($500) Kili Marathon 2016 - disabled race 10km.
Congratulations to all women with disabilities who participated 

KILI MARATHON 2016!!!
Disabled wheelchair and handcycle race - 10 km on 28.02. 2016
From the stadium, the route turns left at Mweka road, and then onto Kilimanjaro Road, on a fairly flat, shaded route. It then heads north up Lema road, to the GAPCO turning point, before retracing steps to the stadium. If you are interested register your name to Linda Macha by calling her on 0754949985 or 0715949985

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector were encouraged to partner with organizations of persons with disabilities to attend the events and activities to commemorate the Day.

Home visit to Jerry, 28 years old. He sustained spinal cord in 2008; he was discharged from the hospital without wheelchair. He has been in door for 7 years now. He wish he could go out and see the world, meet friends, going to church and socialize just like others.

Friends and stake holders, can we fundraise for Jerry’s wheelchair? If you want to support him, please inbox or call +255715807003

Most people who need a wheelchair don’t have one, and those who do often have chairs are of poor quality and do little to contribute to the socioeconomic integration of the wheelchair user. This worse situation is affecting disabled people from receiving an education, marrying, having families, working to support themselves or their families, or otherwise participating in their communities. Imported wheelchairs from abroad are usually not appropriate for conditions in Africa and developing countries in general, as they have been designed for indoor home and institutional use. These wheelchairs are breaking easily and are not easily repaired because spare parts and the equipment necessary to weld alloys are not usually locally available. Appropriate wheechair is a need and not a want!!