Sport speaks a universal language all around the world. It is something we have in common with others across political, cultural, socio-economic or religious borders– although sport means even more to Tanzanians than to (monetary) more privileged societies.


Our Mission

Our goal is to create a sustainable sports infrastructure for people of all ages in Mwanza:

Together with the City Council and regional sports associations we build sport grounds, initiate the founding of sport clubs and equip the clubs with essential training equipment. Furthermore, coaches get trained holistically and workshops are held to teach kids, adolescents and young adults important life skills.

With a youth unemployment rate of nearly 90%, sport is the highlight and often only hobby in the daily life of many young Tanzanians. However, most of them don’t have access to their biggest passion regularly due to the lack of equipment, playing fields and organised clubs. This is why we support the systematic development of the most popular team sports in the country: Football, Volleyball, Basketball and Netball.

Football

Our 4 team sports

Basketball

are popular in Tanzania

Netball

and can be played by many

Volleyball

with relatively low investment

Our Club Creation Approach

Through our “Club Creation Approach”, we initiate organised sport clubs for each sport with several teams across different age groups and genders. So far, such organised club structures and the necessary infrastructure have been missing in Mwanza.

Once a club is established we continuously support it by guaranteeing a basic stock of equipment, keeping the playing field in good condition and continuously training the coaches. Additionally, we support our clubs in three focus areas:

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out of 50 Mio Tanzanians

People living in the region of Mwanza

(2015, Wikipedia)

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out of 187 countries

Human Development Index

(2014, UN)

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%

Youth unemployment rate

(2013, Global Post)

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births per woman

average birthrate

(2012, World Bank)

Our Principles

  • We work according to local needs, not based on a Western understanding.

  • We partner with local authorities and local sports federations.

  • We carefully assess and monitor our approach to achieve sustainable progress in the region.

  • We are careful when spending money to ensure a broad effect with our limited funds. Your donation goes 100% into the charity work in Tanzania. Our Western team members work unpaid.

  • We do not only want to talk about poverty-related problems which people face in Mwanza, but also about the happiness and solidarity that dominates their everyday life. The stories in our blog reflect this attitude. Throughout the time we spend in Mwanza, we learn how much people in the West can learn from the Tanzanian culture, their attitude towards life and their understanding of happiness.

Support Us

The UNICEF Convention on the Rights of Children and other international UN treaties states “the right to play” as a fundamental human right. Support us in giving more and more children, youth and adults in Mwanza the chance to regularly play sports in organized clubs.

100% Donation Guarantee: All your donations go into the work in Tanzania. Our Western team members work unpaid, covering their own travel and living expenditures.

Blog

English
By Sabine Raich / 15. May 2016

Mama plays netball

Every Saturday our mama asked for a ball. We were wondering why she wanted the ball. She is taking care...

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English
By Sabine Raich / 8. May 2016

Frank and his vision

We know the power that sport has, but it isn't possible to understand it until you see it in different...

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English
By Sabine Raich / 1. May 2016

Special Audience

During every training there are always little kids playing football in one side of the pitch. Unfortunately, nobody takes care...

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Impressions


All movies are from 2015, when we were still developing our concept by supporting football only under the name “Football Charity Mwanza”. Still, their messages are representative for all our sports. Basketball, netball and volleyball players share the passion for their sport with all characters shown in the movies, but also face the same challenges. All movies were made on a pro-bono basis without any costs to our charity.


In our first short movie the two co-founders Rogasian and Jürgen talk about the pitch situation in Mwanza city, the meaning of doing sports, and how sport can educate youths.

In our second short movie Janis and Mergim, two football volunteers, reflect their time in Mwanza. They talk about cultural differences, their work and personal learnings.

Our third short movie shows a typical day of two boys (12 and 17) who are still attending school and a jobless young female adult. All three are play football passionately.

Our 30-min documentary is about our first steps as Football Charity Mwanza. It combines the messages of the short movies and sets a special focus on giving girls access to sports.

Our Team/History

We are Tanzanian and International team members who have lived in Mwanza for either our whole life, a few years, or several months. We have diverse experiences in development work and share the passion for sports and social work. The Sports Charity Mwanza is the result of a five-year development process between our two founders Rogasian and Jürgen, who then empowered many young and engaged international volunteers to join them in achieving their vision.

We emphasize the unique power sports have to inspire, empower and mobilize communities – especially in Tanzania, where most people are unemployed and do not have the chance to engage in any hobbies other than sports.

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