The work of TUNAWEZA is characterized by the attitude that people with disabilities have talents and strengths which need to be discovered and developed. New chances of development open up where talents and given resources are put in the foreground instead of impairments and deficits. Within a two year training program the students are able to have work experiences in different areas before they specialize in one field suitable with their interests and abilities. TUNAWEZA offers young people with disabilities after their graduation from school or from the age of 14 if a school visit was not possible, the chance to widen their social and true-to-life abilities and to gain vocational skills. The priority is for them to achieve the highest possible degree in self-sufficiency and self-determination.
Vision: To help young people with disabilities to fulfill their potential and become not only adults who contribute to society, but independent and self-reliable individuals.
In 2009 Tunaweza Organization was founded to support youths with disabilities in Mwanza who lacked the opportunities to either access education or develop their abilities and talents for their self-support. For this reason, Tunaweza was started to support this group. After going through the house renting challenges which endangered the growth and stability of Tunaweza work. Since 2013-15 concrete plans and Steps for implementations were also agreed whereby a piece of surveyed Plot no 66 Block ‘A” Pasiansi was purchased, Transfer for tittle deed completed, Building Plans developed and building Permit was granted using our resources and the support from Happy Thinking People GmbH in Munich, and Tunaweza e.V in Wurzburg