The Baobab Home, Bagamoyo, Tanzania

The Baobab Home helpschildren and families affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty, providing educational, social and psychosocial support and through it changing lives.

Their programmes include:

  • Children's Home - a family-style home for orphaned and vulnerable children, whose parents are unable to care for them due to HIV or mental illness. The home is located on a solar-powered, biogas-fuelled farm just outside of Bagamoyo and currently has 9 children in care, with very inspiring people and stories that you can read about here.
  • Steven Tito Academy – charity funded primary school, the Academy started as a way to provide suitable education to the children beneficiaries of the Children’s Home, and developed gradually, now being an independent institution that serves 145 children who come from challenging environments. More than that, it is a denominated “green school”, which means they have incorporated biogas cooking, filtering water systems, solar panels and waste management systems into their everyday activities and education focus, as well as having their own school garden, where students learn to take care of plants and the produce is used in the cooking of the students’ lunches. Read more here.
  • Stronger Together - offering psychosocial support group several times per week for HIV+ children and young people, currently supporting 40 beneficiaries. They practice dance, swim at the beach, conduct art activities and hold group discussions about stigma, death, infection, school and other issues faced by kids growing up HIV+.
  • Breakfast Program - providing food for HIV+ patients at the local hospital, reaching 1900 beneficiaries.


For more information, please visit their website.