Who We Are
Mwanangu Development Tanzania, previously known as Friends of Children with Cancer Tanzania (FOCC) has been dully registered under the Non-Governmental Organization Act 2002 with registration number 00NGO/00010215. The organization supports the needs of vulnerable children in the health and education sectors in Tanzania with P.O. Box 84, Dar es Salaam. Headquarters in Vikindu, Mkuranga District, Pwani Region.
We started our operations in 2013 working with the main referral hospitals in Tanzania (Muhimbili, Bugando, Mbeya) in the field of Childhood Cancer. In 2014 we increased our scope of intervention and included Neuro Tube Defect of Childhood Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida. We provide medical support, eg investigations, transportation, transit homes, surgical camps etc.
In March 2017 Mwanangu Development Tanzania hosted a meeting with more than 100 parents of children with and without disabilities and their relatives in Vikindu; to discuss these challenges and collectively agreed to start a community inclusive school for their children.
Mwanangu Development Tanzania saw the gap in the health and education sectors, hence established different programmes to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable children. Mwanangu Development Tanzania has the following programs to support children in Tanzania: