WordPress support for volunteer run international development charity
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
Help with setting up and updating project reports on our website, and reviewing and editing them as appropriate, liaising with content manager and volunteer team. Adding and updating photos as appropriate.
We are looking with someone to support our website, in collaboration with our Content Manager and chair. This is a chance to make a real difference and see the fruits of your work directly, as well as work with a friendly, committed team both in UK and Tanzania. It would involve posting new and updating project reports compiled by volunteers on our website, reviewing their impact and advising how to adjust accordingly. It would also involve reporting on website metrics each month. We would envisage running between 3 and 5 project reports per month.