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Kaima Tanzania – A Matanel Educational Farm: Agricultural and Educational Training Centre


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Kaima Tanzania is an educational farm dedicated to empowering rural Tanzanian youth around matters of agriculture, a sector with tremendous potential to decrease unemployment and poverty and increase health and opportunity. Recently expanded outreach focuses on vocational training in sectors in which there is high demand for goods and services. Our vision is to create a society in which young people are empowered to support themselves and their families through undertakings for which they are responsible.


The Matanel Foundation has been instrumental in furthering the organization’s capacity to implement the Kaima model in Tanzania, initially by helping establish our pilot farm in Misungwi and more recently the Kaima Village in the Mwanza Region.
In this new undertaking, the Foundation is partnering with us to unify our efforts to employ and train youth in sustainable agricultural practices and provide vocational training, particularly through our Sewing for Success initiative, through the Matanel-Kaima Tanzania Agricultural and Vocational Training Centre.
The undertaking will provide agricultural and vocational training and employment for 150 youth aged 14-24, over the next three years. Participants will include youth who have dropped out of school or are on the cusp of doing so; orphans; young people who have finished primary and/or secondary education but are unemployed; and others. We anticipate that 35% will be boys; 35% will be girls; and 30%* will be young women.
Each participant will be expected to be able to transition off the farm into independent agricultural work and/or produce high-quality goods in the garment, construction, and other industries. Accordingly, participants will make use of newly acquired skills and networking opportunities to become more self-reliant.

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