Mission 21's commitment in south-west Tanzania focuses on people on the margins of society. Our partner churches run projects to combat poverty in remote locations that are not served by government welfare programmes. Education and healthcare are the priorities.
Schools and hospitals
In its projects in Tanzania, Mission 21 collaborates with the South and South-West provinces of the Moravian Church. With support from Mission 21, the churches run hospitals, theological training centres and vocational colleges. In Tanzania, sound education is the key to a better future for the young generation. It offers a way out of the poverty that still afflicts the majority of Tanzania's population.
Education for orphans
Mission 21 supports the partner churches in facilitating better education for disadvantaged groups. These efforts include a wide-ranging support programme for women and orphans.
The fight against HIV
The spread of the HIV virus presents a major challenge. There are many places in the Mbeya region where one in five people are living with HIV, and countless orphans are left alone to fend for themselves. The committed efforts by Mission 21 and its Tanzanian partner churches focus particularly on ensuring that more orphans receive full schooling and vocational training, and that they receive psychosocial support from well-trained church employees. There is also an extensive programme to prevent new HIV infections and provide support for the sick through self-help groups.