About Us

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

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 Shika After School Programme, a successful holistic after school initiative that provided support to 85 primary school children, a model we would like to role out in other schools.
  • Developed the Shika Education Support Programme, an educational support ackage building on the after school programme, assisting the same 85 vulnerable students as they progress through secondary school.
  • Developed the Secondary School Graduate Programme to assist Shika graduates to access vocational training opportunities, prepare for and be supported to find suitable employment when they leave school.
  • 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 organization and committed 100% to assisting poor and vulnerable young people get the quality education they need.