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Music for Moshi 2017

‘Music For Moshi’ is a biennial charity music festival held in the Adelaide Hills. All proceeds support CAPDA’s work with children with disabilities in Tanzania. This year we hope to raise over $20,000. Please help up reach this goal and show your support by getting involved in this incredible event.

The entertainment will kick off at 3pm and consists of a range of solo artists and bands. The final line-up up will be revealed in a matter of days!


The Cause

Children with disabilities grow into adults with disabilities. And without some basic life skills and earning capacity they are often drawn deeper and deeper into a circle of poverty and disadvantage.

Over the past six years CAPDA has been focusing on meeting the basic therapeutic and medical needs of children with disabilities in Tanzania, and on setting up pilot vocational education programmes.

Now we would like to take this to the next level.

As well as supporting CAPDA’s therapeutic and community outreach work, the funds raised from Music for Moshi 2017 will go towards supporting our long-term partner, Gabriella Children’s Rehabilitation Centre, to establish a community business and training programme teaching young adults with intellectual disabilities to manufacture pavers and bricks.

With appropriate training and oversight, the aim is to equip these young people with the skills and equipment to work in local businesses, or even to set up their own business. Gabriella Centre will provide ongoing support, and continue to monitor the sustainability, quality control, and community acceptance.

Music for Moshi 2017 will build on our past successful programs at Gabriella Centre. The last concert funded their vocational education programmes in market gardening and animal husbandry, which are still going strong!

Music for Moshi!

Tickets are now on sale!

$95 per person including live music, food and beverages for the day!

To purchase your ticket, jump onto

Your ticket to Music For Moshi includes food and beverages for the entirety of the day. We have some great sponsors on board who will ensure you won’t be thirsty. Vale Ale will once again be pouring their delicious beer and this year we have their cider as well. Hugh Hamilton Wines will be refreshing you with crisp whites and light reds. D&D Catering in collaboration with Lakeside Premium Angus, amongst other sponsors, will be arranging a spread of food to suit everyone’s taste buds.

Take advantage of the Snap!Snap! photo booth for a souvenir of the night, and leave a bid on the a silent auction! Prepare yourself for a plethora of artworks, services, goodies from local businesses and so much more ready to be snapped up on the night.

If you can’t make it on the day, you can also support CAPDA’s work by making a tax-deductible donation (see button below).If you can’t make it on the day, you can also support CAPDA’s work by making a tax-deductible donation (see button below).



Beach Energy Sponsorship 2016

This year’s Beach Energy sponsorship enabled staff at our partner organisation CCBRT to undergo further training in wheelchair repairs and maintenance. This WHO-accredited Intermediate Service Provision training will allow staff to cope better with the heavy wear and tear on the wheelchairs caused by the tough local environment.

Beach Energy’s generous contribution also enabled 125 children with disabilities in the Kilimanjaro regions to receive much-needed health and therapy services, and provided wheelchairs and walking frames to the children who needed them.

Again we thank Beach Energy for their continued support.
Beach Energy



What a night!

Well, Born to Run, was a storming success. Thank you to everyone who came along and to the brilliant musicians who entertained us! Ryan Oliver kicked off the night with a touching solo rendition of Springsteen’s Nebraska, and Max Savage and the False Idols brought down the house with a rousing performance of Born to Run. 

And of course the night would have been impossible without the generosity of Nexus Arts (the venue), Coriole (the wines), Udder Delights (the cheeses), and all the behind-the-scenes helpers, especially Sally and the tireless organising committee.

The money raised will make a huge impact in Tanzania. We’ll keep you posted.


CAPDA presents … Born to Run!

A night of music to raise funds for children and young people with disabilities in Tanzania, Africa.

Enjoy wine from Coriole and listen to two great artists recreate two classic albums for a wonderful cause. Off the back of his sold out performance of Van Morrison’s ground-breaking album, Astral Weeks, local artist Max Savage will treat audiences to a once-off performance of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 classic, Born to Run with an all-star line-up of local musicians. Savage will be supported by Adelaide export Ryan Oliver (Oliver’s Army) who will play another hit record from the Springsteen catalogue; 1982’s Nebraska.

All ticket sales for the event will support local Adelaide Hills-based aid and development organisation Community Action for People with Disabilities in Africa (CAPDA). Working closely in partnership with disability service providers in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania, CAPDA aims to improve access to health, education and livelihood opportunities for Tanzanian children and young people with disabilities.


CAPDA presents Born to Run

WHERE: Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre

WHEN: Saturday 24 October, 2015

TICKETS: Tickets $50 Full. $40 Conc. Click here to get your tickets now!


Meet Judith


An important part of CAPDA’s work is providing mobility aids for children with disabilities. Without adequate equipment, the only way for children to attend school or participate in activities outside the home is for them to be carried on their mother’s back.

Judith (pictured) is one of six children who recently received a wheelchair from CAPDA through our partner CCBRT and Beach Energy’s sponsorship. She is now attending (and enjoying!) school.


Beach Energy Renews Sponsorship

We are very happy to announce that our long-term partner Beach Energy has recently renewed their generous sponsorship supporting CAPDA’s projects in Kilimanjaro Region over the course of the next year. This is very exciting news for CAPDA and the children we support!

Working with Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation Tanzania (CCBRT), the latest sponsorship has four major activities.

  • It will train traditional birth attendants from remote regions with poor hospital access in safer birthing practices.  The aim here is to reduce the rate of birth-related disabilities in children, and reduce maternal deaths and the incidence of fistula complications.
  • The sponsorship will also fund surgery for 20 children with clubfoot and non-surgical treatment for clubfoot for a further 60. These treatments are relatively simple, but can mean the difference between being able to walk or not!
  • Maintaining a wheelchair in the tough terrain of Tanzania is essential. Remote and urban trainees will learn to repair and maintain wheelchairs as part of this sponsorship too.
  • Approximately 200 children (with 200 carers) will travel to CCBRT to attend week-long therapy and training sessions. These weeks focus on the child’s needs, and are often the carer’s first opportunity to learn about how to best support their child’s development. These ‘Weeks of Intensive Therapy’ include food, access to doctors, intensive occupational and physical therapy, equipment review, support for carers, and tests for anaemia and malaria, with intervention in emergency cases.

These will complement previous activities already sponsored by Beach Energy which have improved services and opportunities to those born with a disability. These include:

  • providing material aid (wheelchairs, special seats etc)
  • training for surgeons, nurses and health workers in Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus management in two regional areas
  • training for community rehabilitation workers to detect and initiate treatment for malaria and anaemia, reducing the likelihood of factors which compound disability through malnutrition, stunting, and secondary brain damage.

Children, families, the community-based organisation providing services to the children, and CAPDA are hugely thankful for the on-going support of Beach Energy! These sponsorships create an energy and excitement as workers learn new skills, and make a tangible difference in the lives of children with a disability and their families, as they build the capacity and skills of the workforce to further prevent and treat disability.

Click here to view CCBRT’s comprehensive report on this project.


Music for Moshi update

Work has just begun on repairing and fitting out a classroom at Wiri near Moshi. This will allow 12 children with intellectual disabilities to attend the local school and have afternoon vocational education lessons. Kids with disabilities in Tanzania often miss out on an education, so this can make a real difference to their lives. And it’s all thanks to the wonderful folks who attended Music for Moshi!


People’s Choice Community Lottery

CAPDA is participating in the 2015 People’s Choice Community Lottery. Our target of $3000 will provide 15 children with wheelchairs and other mobility aids, which will allow them to better access services, interact socially, and engage with education and vocational training.

The prizes are fabulous, and it’s for a great cause. Click here or contact us to buy your tickets!


Music for Moshi

On 14 February 2015 – drawn by the promise of good music, good company, good food and drink, and a good cause, with the temperature soaring above 40° – a crowd of over 350 people descended on a picturesque valley in the Adelaide Hills to attend Music for Moshi, a biennial concert raising money for CAPDA.

Brilliant local musicians including Max Savage (pictured), Delia Obst (playing with Banjo Jackson & Dom Symes), Abbey Howlett & The Golden Realm, Mitch Harrington and Lyle Berg provided the entertainment.

All told, the concert raised over $13,000 for CAPDA’s work in Tanzania. This contribution will be used to provide practical material assistance to disability agencies in Moshi.

The first tranche has already been used to support 150 carers and children to join in the Kilimanjaro Marathon Fun Run – raising awareness for disability issues and giving children a rare opportunity to participate in an internationally recognised event. Four disability agencies came together for a fabulous day of community participation – they ran (or walked or travelled in wheelchairs!), enjoyed breakfast and drinks, and received a participation gift of soap, rice, oil etc, and sold goods made by youth with disabilities. This was a great way for locals to learn about the children and youth with disabilities in their community.

CAPDA would like to thank the wonderful organising team – Isabel, Charlotte, Nick, Henry and James, as well as Ron, Lyn and the rest of the van den Brink family – who made it such a magnificent night! Our thanks also go to the sponsors ( Hugh Hamilton Wines, Lakeside Premium Angus, Lobo cider, McLaren Vale Beer Company, and others) and to the tireless team of volunteers who worked the bar and the barbecue.

Follow CAPDA’s Facebook page to see how funds raised at Music for Moshi are used in Moshi. We will post photos and updates.

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