Our main mission is to serve and protect the lives of women and vulnerable children and young people in rural areas within the Kilimanjaro region.
We believe that all children deserve the right to live and grow in a safe and secure environment. One of the ways we do this by providing volunteer and internship placements within areas of reach; fundraising, initiating small projects, donations and global support. – “Together anything is possible”.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people by providing them with shelter, education, accommodation, three meals a day, healthcare, financial support, transportation, clothing and legal assistance.
SWIWSCO began in 2006 when Tamimu C. Mayyutta (Collins) and his wife Pamela took two 3-year old boys found wandering alone on the streets of Moshi into their home. After finding several more children in desperate need of food and shelter, they rented a 3-bedroom home to accommodate them.
Later that year, the Tanzanian Government granted SWIWSCO a license to operate as a non-government organisation (NGO). While this provides SWIWSCO with a charitable status, the organisation receives nil government funding.
By mid-2009, Pam and Collins cared for, and accommodated 18 children in their home, with each child enrolled in public school. SWIWSCO also assisted 12 women living in extreme poverty with food and medicine. Those women whose children still lived with them also received financial support for their children’s education.