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Children's Eco Village


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With its emphasis on sustainability and almost total reliance on green energy, the Children’s Eco Village will be truly innovative and self-sustaining. 

Set in 30 acres of lush green surroundings just outside the capital Dar es Salam, our Eco Village - when completed - will feature 16 homes, a sports ground, a playground, an Eco Mosque, a community centre, a library, a training centre and a permaculture farm.

The Children's Eco Village (CEV) is located in the Mkurunga district, just outside the capital Dar es Salaam and near the small town of Kisemvule.

The Eco Village ultimately aims to:

  • Facilitate the children's growth in an empathic family setting that they need
  • Provide a secure base for their physical, psychological and emotional growth
  • Ensure their attendance at elementary school and support them to excel to higher standards
  • Help the children acquire economic survival skills necessary for a productive life as an adult
  • Provide holistic community-based care that supports them into becoming socially integrated adults in society.

"'The Eco Village that Islamic Help is building just outside Dar es Salam is an innovative and ground-breaking project that will provide security and stability to the most vulnerable in our society. This is an exciting venture and I applaud Islamic Help for its foresight and vision. Insha'Allah it will be a model village for others to emulate". 

His Excellency, former President of Tanzania (1985-1995) H.E Al Haj Ally Hassan Mwinyi


In March 2012 Islamic Help embarked an exciting and innovative 3-year building project that will support 160 orphans and other vulnerable children. Situated just outside Dar es Salam in Tanzania the project will provide individualised care to promote the development, education and health of each child. Set in 30 acres of lush green surroundings the village will have 16 homes, a sports ground, a playground, a mosque, a community centre, a library, a training centre and a permaculture farm.

With its emphasis on sustainability and almost total reliance on green energy, the Children’s Eco Village will be truly innovative and self-sustaining. 

Set in 30 acres of lush green surroundings just outside the capital Dar es Salam, our Eco Village - when completed - will feature 16 homes, a sports ground, a playground, an Eco Mosque, a community centre, a library, a training centre and a permaculture farm.

The Eco Mosque, believed to be the first of its kind in Africa, was completed in July 2012 and in August 2013 the first of the children's homes was opened, while the farm has started producing crops and contributing to the biodiversity of the area.

The Eco Village is located in the Mkurunga district south of Dar es Salaam, close to the small town of Kisemvule which consists of about 20 shops, a mosque and surrounding houses. A local secondary school, Vikindu School, is situated between Kisemvule and the Eco Village.

Islamic Help has been working in Tanzania since 2009 with life-changing initiatives and focusing on sustainable development including orphan care and sponsorships, livelihood and income generation. With its emphasis on sustainability and almost total reliance on green energy, our pioneering Eco Village is another innovative addition to that philosophy.


The village will include:


  • 16 homes for 160 vulnerable children
  • Accommodation for their professional carers
  • General manager's family quarters
  • Administrative block
  • 2 staff family quarters
  • Sports ground
  • Children's play area
  • Eco mosque
  • Community centre
  • Library


Eco Village

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