Uzima Centre, where hope, health and education change lives.
We believe that hope, health and education can change lives. All of our various programs contain these three key elements. Support groups enable people to encourage one another and to find hope. Assistance is given so that healthcare needs are met. Education is provided so that each person can make informed decisions regarding their future. We have seen how lives can change when these three basic needs are addressed.
Uzima centre, where hope, health and education change lives.
To ensure that children and adults have the education they need to succeed in life
To ensure that people living with HIV and vulnerable children have access to appropriate health care.
To promote entrepreneurship as a means of achieving economic environmental resilience
Joanne has been the director of Uzima Centre since 2006. She first arrived in Tanzania in 1984 and initially worked in a rural clinic. Joanne married and raised her four children in Tanzania. Her role as the director of Uzima Centre enables her to use both her medical background and her knowledge of the Tanzanian culture to work with the people to help improve their quality of life.