A Datoga Foundation
Is a non-profit and neither governmental nor commercial organization aiming at improving education for Datoga community and other surrounding communities sharing similar economic, social and cultural challenges with Datoga.
We conduct our project activities in collaboration with worldwide organizations leading in living standard enhancement where priorities are nomad’s pastoralist, hunters and gatherers.
Education for all
Access to quality education among Datoga community and those having similar challenges to Datoga’s.
To ensure that Datoga society receive a better education that enable them to ask the right questions, get the right answers and to make appropriate decisions beneficial to their community and the public of Tanzania at large.
Our mission is to use the resources we have by employing high professionalism to facilitate access to quality education among Datoga community and those having similar challenges to Datoga’s.
How do we execute our mission?
By conducting fundamental project activities in collaboration with worldwide organizations leading in living standard enhancement where priorities are nomad’s pastoralist, hunters and gatherers.
Since the Datoga Community value cows than anything, this foundation desires them to value education similar to the way they value herds of cattle.
Datoga is one of nomadic pastoralists’ communities in Tanzania, where only 1% of its community members are said to have received formal education and only 5% of the community speaks Swahili (a national language). Also, their system of life and culture have made the areas they live being regarded as “Open Spaces” which leads to their areas being taken by the government for other economic activities rather than their livestock activities. This situation has contributed to create a notion among the community that their own government and some elites in their community are depriving their rights hence the creation of enemity instead of considering them as their friends and development partners.
Datoga is made up by 13 nomadic tribes with a population of around 1 million people. Due to some historic and nature and life style, Datoga communities found themselves left behind on major social economic developments.
Although majority still have herds of cows, Datoga quality of life is way below average in comparison with other global communities. It is therefore our aim to use education as a vehicle of transforming mindset of the community through modern trends such as health, better ways to take care cows, use of science and technology in processing cow related products therefore.
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