Karibu, Welcome, to the Peace Matunda website. Here you will find out more about our project in Tanzania, East Africa, in one of the most beautiful regions the country has to offer. We are a non-profit organisation committed to the education and development of underprivileged children.The Peace Matunda project is situated 6km up in the beautiful rainforest of Mount Meru in Northern Tanzania, around 15km outside of the city of Arusha including:
Peace Matunda School is a primary day school for over 200 children in Baby Class, Kindergarten, Standard 1 through 6, with the expectation to a be a full primary school up to Standard 7 by 2014.
Peace Matunda Orphanage provides a home and positive family environment for 24 permanent residential children who are without the means of family
Peace Matunda Tours is the cultural tourism and Safari company that supports the School and Orphanage. Peace Matunda Tours offers a wide variety of cultural tourism programs as well as wildlife Safaris and Kilimanjaro treks.
We are proudly Tanzanian: Peace Matunda School and Orphanage was founded in 2005 by Unambwe Zephania Kaaya, a professional wildlife guide and community leader. Born and raised in the area, Kaaya initiated the project for the benefit of his community after witnessing the difficulties he saw his people face on a daily basis.
If you are interested in working with any of our projects involving education, child mentoring, healthcare and community relations or simply learning more about us, please take a look at our website and the many areas in which you could support us and become a part of our unique community.
Did you know? Tanzania, according to recent UN statistics is listed as one of the 50 poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world? In 2005, sub-saharan Africa contributed to 44% of the world’s child mortality rate. Little has changed in this time. 982’000 people out of the developing world’s 4.8 billion live on less than $1 a day and a further 2.5 billion (40% of the world’s population) on less than $2. This includes Tanzania. With the average income per household estimated at less than $100.00 per month in rural areas and annual fees required for most educational centres, it is clear to see how poorer families struggle to cope with such living demands. Education becomes a luxury and not a basic human right.