Mission and objectives
Tanzania Development Trust has been working with grassroots organisations in the poorest areas of Tanzania for 40 years. We are all volunteers and so every pound donated goes directly to projects. TDT was founded as a Charitable Trust in 1975 by the Britain Tanzania Society (BTS). BTS remains our parent body and pays the small administrative costs of TDT. That’s why we can promise that every pound donated is spent on projects. The people who run TDT and BTS are all volunteers who know the country well. No salaries are paid. We have no offices. When we visit projects we all pay our own expenses. Project requests come from Tanzania via our website, from visits, by word of mouth, through the BTS branch in Dar es Salaam or from NGOs in the UK. Applications are carefully checked. We ask for full estimates from contractors. We get clear evidence of community participation and approval from local Government officials. The system is designed to be as transparent as possible. In over 30 years we have had almost no loss by fraud or theft. We have built a safe house for girls refusing FGM and supported over 100 projects including bore holes for villages without water, school resources and solar panels for dispensaries
Social media volunteers provide support to the media team and chairperson by producing approved content, or publishing already prepared content, on Crowd2Map’s website. They also monitor those accounts.
The social media volunteers reproduce already published Crowd2Map materials and materials distributed to them specifically for Crowd2Map’s social media platforms. Approval for all published content is to go through the chairperson. The social media team weekly publish recent promotional and information materials, including those about current campaigns and upcoming events, and information published on the Crowd2Map website. They are needed to monitor and assist with Crowd2Map’s social media for about 10-20 minutes a day. They communicate any problems to the media engagement officer for actioning. The task is remote, and may be done from anywhere in the world. Volunteers are the link between Crowd2Map and the wider public and stakeholders, so applicants should enjoy participating in media and public relations, and their values should align with those of the project.