Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. The Global Competitiveness Index's 2016 estimates the population at 48 million. The country is composed of several ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Over 100 different languages are spoken in Tanzania, making it the most linguistically diverse country in East Africa. The country does not have a de jure official language, although the national language is Swahili.
The education system in Tanzania is in desperate need of improvement. The enrollment rate for primary education is at 80% and the enrollment rate to higher education significantly drops, with only a 32% enrollment rate. The quality of education is ranked last in the Global Competitiveness Report along with Mozambique, Chad, Uganda and Mauritania.
The Tanzanian healthcare system is ranked 114th in the world. As with many countries in Africa, malaria is a constant threat. In Tanzania, it accounts for around 1 in 7 deaths among under-5's. Health centers suffer from a lack of trained personnel and a lack of equipment, and rural areas often lack hospitals so medical centers can be a long way away for many people.
Tanzania's internet access has increased dramatically over the last couple of years, largely due to a massive increase in the use and availability of Smartphones and data services. However, reports till suggest that over 50% of the population do not have access to the internet.
COMPUTERS 4 AFRICA
As a member of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher programme we are able to provide thousands of refurbished laptops and desktops fully licensed with Microsoft software. In 2017 we we able to provide 595 Desktops, 241 Laptops and 425 Monitors to Tanzania. We also collect and distribute textbooks, furniture, medical equipment and toys wherever possible and donate these within many of our shipments. All of these unwanted items find a good home in many different locations across Tanzania. They not only help to improve education and well-being, but also help to empower local people and their communities.