A quality school for orphans

The project's goal was to build a primary school with seven classrooms in Bunju B, Dar-es-Salaam, to enable children to follow the complete primary education cycle. The Tuwapende Watoto Foundation also wished to construct an administrative building and housing for teachers. The new facility was primarily intended for orphaned or abandoned children.

The project successfully achieved its objectives. The administrative building was completed in June 2011 and was used for classes until the completion of the classroom building in October 2012. The administrative building has since regained its original purpose. In November 2012, the primary school counted 107 students. As of January 2013, the curriculum was extended to all primary school classes, for a total of approximately 124 students.

Founded in Switzerland in 2004, the Tuwapende Watoto Foundation (which means “We love children) helps orphaned and abandoned children in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania.





January 2011 - December 2012


Bunju B, Dar es - Salaam / Tanzania

With whom

Tuwapende Watoto Foundation




57.3 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 920/year

Poverty rate *
28% (2011)

Literacy rate
78% (2016)

Human Development Index
154TH OUT OF 189 COUNTRIES (2018)

Tanzania has experienced high and relatively stable growth rates over the past decade. At the same time, Tanzania is lagging in primary school completion, maternal health, poverty eradication, malnutrition and environmental sustainability. While the poverty rate has recently declined, the absolute number of the poor has not changed due to the fast pace of population growth (3% per annum). It has made little progress towards reducing extreme hunger and malnutrition, particularly in rural areas. However, scrapping contributions for primary and secondary school has drastically increased primary school enrolment.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.