Support our Projects in Tanzania.
Help support the public health projects being developed and implemented in Tanzania by the Students' Invested in Health Association (SIHA) in partnership with our sister organization, The Uluguru Foundation (URDI.)
Since 2002, the International Branch of SIHA has operated in Tanzania. Each summer SIHA selects six student interns to spend 10-12 weeks living and volunteering in Tanzania. The interns work alongside our Tanzanian team - local community members involved in the organization - helping plan community health projects and developing partnerships with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). SIHA facilitates community-driven change by working with stakeholders in socially and financially sustainable ways, striving to implement projects that the community can eventually run without SIHA’s involvement.
This year, SIHA will not be able to send a team of interns to Tanzania due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of funding for SIHA’s international operations comes from fundraising done by the interns. Without them , we will not have this source of funding. As a result, SIHA is pursuing alternative financial options to support the projects - specifically the WASH project detailed below - and SIHA’s Tanzanian partners. All money raised using this GoFundMe and other fundraising activities will go towards the development and operation of SIHA’s projects in Tanzania and provision of financial support to SIHA’s Tanzanian partners.
What is WASH? WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygeine. The identification of unsafe water by communities in Morogoro and the increased prevalance of water-born illnesses declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) led to the development of the WASH project. The WASH project aims to increase knowledge and awareness regarding water, sanitation and hygeine among primary school students. Through the adoption of SON International's standard WASH curriculum, WASH is conducted anti-oppressively by local Tanzanians at Tungi Primary School. The importance of WASH has especially been highlighted through the COVID-19 global pandemic. Therefore, SIHA is working on expanding the WASH project to several other schools in Tanzania.
Please donate to SIHA to support the continuation of SIHA’s public health projects in Morogoro, Tanzania. If you reside in Canada and would like to receive a tax receipt please donate to our CanadaHelps page instead of the Gofundme (linked on the blue button at the top of the page)! More information about SIHA can be found at siha.ca.