About Dakawa

Dakawa is located in the Morongo district in the Southern highlands of Tanzania. Rice, sugar cane and sisal are the common crops. There is a medical center in Dakawa, but no doctor lives and works there. Emergency care is possible only to a very limited extent. In Tanzania, patients must pay for every medical visit, every treatment and medical drug out of their own pocket. For this reason, mortality due to malaria, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases is high. There is one primary and one secondary school for the approximately 5000 children in Dakawa. The families must pay the tuition fees, school uniforms and working material. As yet, there are no facilities for the disabled and disadvantaged children and adolescents.