Sustainable environmental protection

The project aims to increase knowledge of and access to sustainable environmental protection resources in Monduli District, Arusha Region, Northern Tanzania. Project activities include educating 1’000 community members and 1’500 children on local environmental issues and alternative good practice. This will increase community participation in the promotion of good environmental practices e.g. planting trees, restrictive grazing, crop rotation and alternative household cooking fuel. 21 teachers will be trained and further educate 1’500 children to reinforce their adoption of good environmental practices thanks to school environment clubs and school tree nurseries. Finally, the project will provide fuel efficient stoves for 3 school kitchens and 2’000 tree seedlings in order to strengthen and maintain community adoption of good practices. As community behaviour changes and best practices are adopted, support from Ace Africa will diminish.

Founded in 2003, Ace Africa is a registered Charity in the UK, it aims to empower children in their communities in rural areas of Kenya and Tanzania, to achieve sustainable, fulfilling and independent lives through improved food and economic security, health, well-being and rights awareness.



Health / Education / Environment / Community Development


Arusha / Tanzania

With whom

Ace Africa



57.3 million (2017)

Per Capita Income
USD 920/year

Poverty rate *
28% (2011)

Literacy rate
78% (2016)

Human Development Index
154TH OUT OF 189 COUNTRIES (2018)

Tanzania has experienced high and relatively stable growth rates over the past decade. At the same time, Tanzania is lagging in primary school completion, maternal health, poverty eradication, malnutrition and environmental sustainability. While the poverty rate has recently declined, the absolute number of the poor has not changed due to the fast pace of population growth (3% per annum). It has made little progress towards reducing extreme hunger and malnutrition, particularly in rural areas. However, scrapping contributions for primary and secondary school has drastically increased primary school enrolment.

Sources: World Food Program, UNICEF, World Bank, 2016 Human Development Report, Human Development Indices and Indicators (2018 Statistical Update)

*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.