We plan to sponsor therapies to children with Autism who hail from low-income families.
Currently, we had a list of 11 Children from Msimbazi Mseto and Mbuyuni Primary School Autism Centers in Dar es Salaam who are in desperate need for therapies. The cost of one therapy session is about TZS 20,000 per 20 minutes in government centers/hospitals and up to TZS 50,000 per 45 minutes session in Private Centres; which can amount up to TZS 1,000,000 a month for one type of therapy. One Child needs multiple therapies. This is a great burden on the side of parents even for those deemed financially secure.
Being a Non-Profit Organization, we depend of donations from family, friends and other organizations and businesses. We organized an Autism Awareness Fundraising Gala Dinner last October where Hon. Jakaya Kikwete, former President of Tanzania was our guest of honor. We managed to raise 50,000,000 including pledges, in-kind donations of three desktop computers and the costs of the event. This is about the cost of 2-3 Autism Children’s therapies required per year. We aim to raise additional 150,000,000