How does Neema International take action towards the SDGs?

We just received confirmation that Neema International has been accepted into the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for Youth!

Since we are expanding our partnerships and networks towards achieving the sustainable development goals – we wanted to take this change to answer a simple question:
How does Neema International

Women’s Empowerment

Neema International focuses on the key role that education has in changing the lives of Tanzania’s youth. Our projects combine the critical components of education, social work and healthcare to create a tailored intervention strategy for the Uru community. These combined components impact the community in complex ways, including through

Wave of Change

The UNESCO Institute of Statistics found that 262 million children in 2017 globally were not in school. That’s 262 million children not learning how to read, problem solve and create. Imagine, those 262 million children, growing up to be entrepreneurs, innovators, social advocates or politicians.

At Neema International, we

Teacher Trainings with ISM

The goal of Uru Academy is to provide high-quality early childhood education. We focus our curriculum on art and play-based lessons. Creative learning engages children, sparks their critical thinking and encourages individuality.

The typical Tanzanian government school takes a very different approach. Teachers use boards to drill students throughout

Neema Bags

We are in love with our new Neema Bags! Neema Bags is Neema International’s social enterprise that markets stylish, locally-made, African-print bags to fund our projects! These cosmetic-sized bags are handmade in our office. They’re crafted from a sturdy canvas with kitenge fabric on the inside. The outside seam is

Creativity Spotlight!

Often we talk about the kids in Uru in terms of what they don’t have and how we can provide for them. We forget that these children bring so much personality and creativity to the table. They are the seed and we just help provide the sunshine for them to

Technology Update: iPads

In 2015 Arrow Electronics donated fifty iPads to Neema International. The Neema team installed educational apps ranging from baby to elementary level. Three years later, and now the kids at Uru Academy love to learn with the iPads!
On average, each class gets one, one-hour iPad session a week. Our

Uru Academy’s First Halloween!

On Wednesday, Uru Academy had its very first Halloween party! Halloween is not traditionally celebrated in Tanzania, so our kids had no idea what to expect…
We started off the celebrations by introducing the idea with the Halloween special from Paw Patrol. Preschool shows such as Paw Patrol teach young

Movement Learning at Uru Academy

Uru Academy is proud to announce new daily gym classes! Our children and teachers spend all day engaged in lessons, ranging from math and English to vocational skills. Teachers routinely have children stand up, move and sing between