Barmedas na Jamii Foundation
A community development foundation
Who We Are
Barmedas na Jamii Foundation is a hybrid cross of a charity and a social enterprise. The Foundation was formed as a result of 20 years of community work by Barmedas.Com in Mwanza and an aspiration to increase the long-term impact of our endeavors. We are legally registered in Tanzania as a company limited by guarantee with certificate number 101441.Our Foundation is fueled by a passion for community development through media and ICT. Our primary objective is to unfold issues in the streets of Mwanza. We adamantly believe that information and communications are basic fundamental human rights. In Tanzania, people have been deprived of these rights due to a lack of infrastructure, technology and investment.
The vision of Barmedas na Jamii Foundation is a fully connected Tanzania with vibrant community content developed locally and shared internationally.
The mission of Barmedas na Jamii Foundation is to support and promote community development through Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and local media.
Support Tanzanian communities in local media creation including investigative journalism for education, information, and entertainment purposes.
Foster the growth and development of community owned telecenter countrywide.
Promote grassroots development initiatives through ICT.
Encourage technology based skills development for women and youth in rural and underserved urban areas.
Innovate new ways to bridge the digital divide for equitable access.
Strengthen communications systems to improve community resiliency.
Initiate and manage CSR projects.