The Employment initiative is one of many programs implemented by the Sasamani Foundation. Since 2013, it was known as Manufacturing Department but later on, it was changed to "Employment Initiative" as it offers employment to women in the society of the small and historic town of Bagamoyo located in the Coast Region of Tanzania.
The Amani Collection features a series of bags that are sold for the price of $40. This amount covers the bag as it is and it includes a uniform price that enables a student in Bagamoyo to benefit from a school uniform who could not otherwise afford it.
HOW WE RECRUITED UNIFORM BENEFICIARIES
The Sasamani Foundation can easily reach the registered students (56) but for the non-registered students, we need to request permission from the government to reach these students who come from vulnerable families and are in need of school uniforms.
We were able to locate these students in 3 secondary schools and 3 primary/grade schools.
65 Primary School Students benefited were from;
1. Pande Primary School
2. Miembesaba Primary School
3. Kidongochekundu Primary School
35 Secondary School Students benefited were from;
1. Kingani Secondary School
2. Kiromo Secondary School
3. Matimbwa Secondary School
Again this year 2019 we also had 100 bags sold therefore we had a second uniform project.
In this round, all the student beneficiaries were from Primary/grade schools.
We divided the uniforms into 4 Schools in Bagamoyo District for 25 students in each school.
Schools reached were;
1. Kerege Primary School
2. Mtambani Primary School
3. Kimele Primary School
4. Kiharaka Primary School
The students were so happy to have new school uniforms as it was not something they expected to receive that particular time.
This project was a success to both students and the tailors as it put smiles on their faces each one in their own ways. With an achievement like this, we see the department going forward to higher levels.