Getting materials into Tanzania

Hi all,
I am curious what help the Tanzania government provides for external people volunteering to help in educational tasks. Is there a special visa for volunteering, and any help with getting electronic items to schools? Last time I carried some donated materials over, I had to pay a hefty duty charge in dollars.

cheers,
C

Hi,

Unfortunately the African countries make a big play about children’s education but don’t live up their rhetoric.

My charity has had to pay a hefty customs duty and VAT to get Raspberry Pis into Kenya over the last 4 years and despite the commitments of various politicians we have never succeeded without paying this hefty penalty.

Politicians need to walk the talk and most annoyingly they are letting their own kids down.

Keep up the good work and you never know these politicians will one day grow up to support their own citizens.

Regards

Harpal