About Us

Shika is a UK registered charity aiming to create opportunities for the poorest people in Tanzania through access to education and trade.

Roda in school

Our vision is an equal world where everyone has access to a quality education.  Since we first launched in 2007 we have achieved the following to support this vision:

  • Created a sustainable education sponsorship programme supporting nearly 100 vulnerable children and young people
  • Established the Watoto Wanaweza After School Programme, a holistic after school support initiative that provides a haven for 85 vulnerable primary school children
  • Launched our own fair trade fashion label –  ‘Shika Fashion Label’, a social enterprise working with a small group of disadvantaged women who produce on-trend fashion for sale in the UK.  All the profits support our educational programmes

We work closely with experienced members of the local community developing our programmes to ensure we get it right.  We are a small organisation and committed 100% to assisting poor and vulnerable young people get the quality education they need.