Children of Songea Trust are a Scottish-based charity working to improve the life chances of children affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries. More than one-third of the population live below the national poverty line, and more than a million children have been orphaned by AIDS.

We work with the local community to develop initiatives that make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and carers.

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Our Approach


Enabling communities to establish secure livelihoods.

Increasing the capacity of our partner organisation to deliver excellent services.

Enabling our partner organisation to become more sustainable.


Primary education is free in Tanzania, but families often struggle to meet the cost of buying a school uniform and learning materials, such as books and pencils.

We provide support to orphaned children attending primary and secondary school.


A daily meal is provided for children attending the preschool to promote their health and wellbeing.

This helps them to learn and play, and supports their confidence and social development.

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