Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries. For physically disabled Tanzanians, life can be particularly difficult. Many disabled children die young because they are vulnerable and lack access to medical care and good nutrition. Poor families too often consider their disabled child cursed, a bad omen, or a hardship they are unable or unwilling to bear. Educational opportunities are few, as the vast majority of Tanzanian schools are not accessible to physically disabled children.
Faraja Primary School was founded with the belief that all of God’s children deserve an opportunity for a life of self-sufficiency as a whole person.Faraja kindles a spirit of self-worth by teaching our students that disability is not inability.
Our mission: to provide a lifetime of opportunity through education, medical care, and meaningful employment, so that Faraja graduates can contribute to their families and their communities.
We are committed to fulfilling the mission in the following specific ways:
offering a high quality primary school education that prepares students for secondary
education or vocational training;
teaching English and basic computer skills;
providing medical treatment, orthopedic devices, and physical therapy;
creating greater independence and socialization through assigned, daily tasks and organized activities outside the classroom;
monitoring the progress of our graduates in post-primary education and beyond.