A successful first week

Jan and Dana are back in Tanzania, and have just finished a busy week of training workshops for disability workers. In addition to the therapists from Moshi, others travelled from Dar es Salaam and Arusha to attend CAPDA’s workshops on observation and clinical reasoning in disability care. Work has also continued in training community rehabilitation READ MORE

On our recent trip to Moshi, Jan had a great time working alongside therapists and practising skills together. A newly arrived resource is Jessica, the doll, who will assist therapists to explain home program activities to caregivers of children with disabilities.

Jan has recently returned from a much anticipated trip to Moshi! After two and a half years it was fantastic to be working alongside our partners again, particularly delivering training for a range of professionals who work with children with a disability. Here is Jan with a group of medical attendants holding their CAPDA training READ MORE

A local initiative

CAPDA welcomes local initiatives. Earlier this year one of our valued partners, initiated an awareness raising session about the importance of health checks, maintaining medication regimes, and available services. Many had their blood pressure taken during a general screening and learned about the imperative to maintain medication to lower blood pressure and healthy eating to READ MORE

Locally made wheelchairs

With a generous grant from Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) CAPDA enabled EPT, one of our local partner organisations, to set up a small technical workshop on their clinic site to begin manufacturing and repairing wheelchairs. Outsourcing wheelchair manufacturing can be cumbersome, time-consuming and costly.  At the same time, receiving a wheelchair can literally change a READ MORE

A team effort

Caring for a child with a disability is a team effort!  Here a therapist from one of our partners, CCBRT, introduces new skills to Community Rehabilitation Workers (CRWs) while the caregiver looks on at a workshop funded by CAPDA.  A home program is developed for each child. CRWs and medical attendants support the home program READ MORE


The COVID pandemic has multiplied the challenges faced by CAPDA’s disability partners in Tanzania. International aid has diminished, their economy has suffered, and so has the health of many of their most vulnerable people.  We have been unable to make our usual visits and, like many other development agencies, we moved to working remotely. But READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE