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Tanzania

Game-changing development and program expansion in Arusha and Moshi coordinating support from the Ed Cooper Memorial Fund

Bordered by seven African countries and the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is famous for Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro and national parks such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro – vast areas across which millions of zebra, wildebeest and antelope trek on an annual migration to Kenya’s Masai Mara. Half the country’s employed population works in agriculture, with coffee Tanzania’s largest export crop – Arusha and Moshi are two main coffee growing regions. Swahili is the national language.

Taking development to the next level

Tanzania Rugby Development (TRD) is a non-profit organisation which aims to use rugby as a tool to empower, grow and develop underprivileged children in Tanzania. TRD is an initiative Bhubesi Pride Foundation supports through its volunteer expeditions, providing financial grants through The Ed Cooper Memorial Fund and with continued program guidance. The family of Ed Cooper – a British student and keen rugby player who tragically died in 2016 just days after starting university – donates funds raised to TRD.

Juma Kittyler, the founder and driving force behind TRD, and his team of coaches visit local schools each week to conduct practices. Juma has exposed more than 3,000 Tanzanian children to rugby. By instilling the values of Teamwork, Respect and Discipline (TRD) into every player, TRD hopes to build not just better rugby players, but better people.

Rugby for development in Tanzania

Meet TRD development officer, Juma Kittyler, hear how G4S Tanzania’s employees collaborate with us and see volunteer coaches in action

Meet Juma Kittyler
G4S Tanzania’s Imelda discusses program partnership
Coaching with the Pride in Tanzania
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Arusha
Moshi

Project work in Tanzania

Arusha

Rugby & community development program

Every Saturday, children from all across Arusha come together at a school in town to practice, rain or shine, mud, dust or grass. In 2018, TRD had over 500 children coming to practice, with a core group of 60 regulars; 30% girls. The children are aged between 9 and 18.

Although based in Arusha, TRD plans on expanding into other regions of Tanzania and eventually becoming the Tanzanian Rugby Union. Last year, TRD had two international tours (Rwanda and Kenya), one internal tour (Iringa) and various matches in Arusha.

How you can sponsor our projects

Rugby & community development program, Arusha

Rugby & community development program

Every Saturday, children from all across Arusha come together at a school in town to practice, rain or shine, mud, dust or grass. In 2018, TRD had over 500 children coming to practice, with a core group of 60 regulars; 30% girls. The children are aged between 9 and 18.

Although based in Arusha, TRD plans on expanding into other regions of Tanzania and eventually becoming the Tanzanian Rugby Union. Last year, TRD had two international tours (Rwanda and Kenya), one internal tour (Iringa) and various matches in Arusha.

How you can sponsor our projects

Pride Stories: Tanzania

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