Australian Government Grant

In late 2011 CAPDA won a grant from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Direct Aid Program (DAP), administered by the Australian High Commission in Nairobi. This has allowed us to hasten some of the many improvements needed in disability care in Moshi.

Often lacking basic equipment and infrastructure, BCC strives to provide basic care and support to the children who access their 11 daycare centres. With the DAP grant CAPDA has already delivered some important improvements.

We have:

  • built ramps to allow children easy access to the centres and their toilet facilities;
  • provided wheelchairs, special seats, toileting aids;
  • provided basic equipment to improve hygiene, including waterproof mattresses, towels, wash basins and assorted food storage containers; and
  • provided educational toys.

Tackling food security

Access to affordable and nutritious food is a challenge for many Tanzanians, particularly for families with a child who is unable to contribute to household productivity. Food security is a global issue, but small, local food growing initiatives can make a difference. With our AusAid grant funds CAPDA has made a start by providing several centres with fencing, tools, seeds and water tanks to establish community gardens.