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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

CAPDA and COVID

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

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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE