Maji Safi Group;- (MSG) was founded in 2013 with the goal of preventing waterborne diseases through WASH education by putting local community members at the center of driving changes in public health. Our mission revolves around a model of participatory development that involves community members in all aspects of our work.
We operate out of two locations. One in Tanzania, the other in the US.
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Based in the Mara Region of Tanzania, MSG TZ operates disease prevention interventions and programs. Through hands-on education, rural residents learn how to prevent WASH-related diseases and live a healthy lifestyle. Our educational approach succeeds through active participation of residents. Program participants learn the importance of preventing disease and go on to teach their families and neighbors about the benefits of their newfound WASH practices.
All aspirations for developing Tanzania hinge on an empowered people. Through sustainable models of education, treatment, and prevention, community members gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of public health.
Based out of Boulder, Colorado, MSG US focuses on fundraising, spreading awareness, and handling the organization’s grant making procedures. We also visit schools, universities, clubs, and churches to teach about the worldwide WASH crisis and encourage social consciousness and global citizenship.
Maji Safi Group’s mission is to promote health and disease prevention in underserved and impoverished areas through holistic community empowerment and by working predominantly with local women and youth.
We envision a rural Tanzania where people use clean treated water, where women and youth share equal footing with men, and where health education is accessible to all.
We picture families relieved of the emotional, economic, and health-related burdens resulting from poor WASH practices that lead to disease. We imagine young girls that understand puberty and female hygiene, so they may embrace their bodies and reach their fullest potential as academics and as mothers.
Our vision is not unique, but our approach is. Development work in rural Tanzanian areas typically focuses heavily on disease treatment. The effort is noble, but we feel it is misguided.
A treatment-based approach is expensive and often does little to address the core issues of public health. In contrast, our hands-on education program provides:
1. holistic community empowerment
2. quality employment for women, and
3. a sustainable model for lasting change.
Engaging communities with fun and interactive WASH lessons provides memorable experiences and inspires changes in behavior.