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
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
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’ 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
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
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 READ MORE
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 READ MORE
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. READ MORE
This young woman recently graduated from the school for children with disabilities run by one of CAPDA’s partner organisations. With the DAP grant, CAPDA presented her with a set of gardening tools which will allow her to make the most of the vocational skills she has learnt at the school. Under their continued supervision, she has now established a small market garden growing vegetables that will be sold at the local market.
The grant enabled the school to expand its vocational gardening program, which has taken off since CAPDA first became involved in February 2013.