The Shimbwe Development Trust is a non-profit organisation whose main aims are to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of Shimbwe Ward, Tanzania.
The overall aim is to raise living standards by relieving poverty and sickness by: Improving educational facilities, Supplying clean safe water, Updating health care facilities and Fundraising.
Shimbwe is a ward located on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa. The Shimbwe Ward consists of two big villages Shimbwe Chini na and Shimbwe Juu.
Our overall aim is to raise living standards
Until recently the people of Shimbwe collected their drinking water from streams. Unfortunately this water could be subject to contamination, so many people, particularly children suffer or die from waterborne diseases such as amoebiasis, typhoid fever and parasitic infestation. We knew the provision of safe clean water wRead More
Having raised the funds and overseen construction of the Shimbwe Secondary School, which opened in 1998, Shimbwe Development Trust continues to support its ongoing development. The establishment of Shimbwe Secondary School continues to make positive impact on young lives enabling many young people to become lawyers, teachRead More
With its remote setting Shimbwe can be difficult to access, especially during the rainy season. In another example of investment attracting investment, since implementing a safe clean water system the Government has built a state of the art health center with electricity and running safe clean tap water, currently providing outpRead More
These projects make a huge difference to the whole community
Since introducing an incentive programme linking bonuses to grades the National Form Four Examination results for Shimbwe Secondary School – equivalent to GCSE’- pupils have been very encouraging. The programme has been running for several years now and has proved a useful extra motivational tool for our hard working teaRead More
Despite torrential tropical rains resulting in mudslides that caused damage to some sections of the dining hall we’re glad to say we’ve overcome these setbacks and the structure looks great. The furnishing of the dining hall with tables and seats was also completed.Read More
With the completion of the state of the art in-patient, out-patient and maternity services- health centre in Shimbwe expected to provide a service to the Shimbwe Community and beyond, a second 100,000 litres Reservoir was a necessity. Glad to say construction work has begun, made possible by generous and kind benefactors who visRead More
Your support is changing lives
I was privileged to join Shimbwe Secondary school in 2005. After acquiring the certificate of Secondary Education, I decided to become a tour guide, so I attended college and studied tourism to acquire the required skills. I am now a qualified tour guide with special interest in Kilimanjaro National Parks’ eco system, Mount KiRead More
In 1999 we were one of the lucky ones to enroll at Shimbwe Secondary School. We were really pleased and very excited for the opportunity, as before 1998 only very few ex-primary seven Shimbwe pupils got a chance to pursue secondary education. This was due to the few day and boarding Secondary Schools available in […]Read More
The new catering facility has been in operation now for two weeks to the delight of school head chef who is now able to prepare meals on new stoves without filling the entire room with smoke. “We are really privileged to be working in such a good facility. I really do no know how we […]Read More
The construction of the much awaited science laboratory has been completed and has been fitted out with all the amenities expected for a fully functional classroom; desks, gas and water faucets, sinks, cupboards, shelves, approved practical drainage and waste disposal systems. Since the school opened in 1998, pupils have been unRead More
So far we have helped hundreds of children get an education and with continuing projects enabled many families access to clean water. We couldn't have done this without your continuing support.