“Blusas Rossi” (Red Blouses) Association
A not-for-profit association for training and international cooperation especially for the benefit of African countries
The Benedictine Abbey of Mvimwa (belonging to the Congregation of Saint Otilia) is located in Sumbawanga Province in Rukwa, Tanzania. Sumbawanga covers an area of 3,000 hectares, and includes ten farming villages, a primary school for 600 children, a secondary school for 1,200 pupils, eleven teacher-training colleges, a electricians’ training-school with 60 graduates per year, a mechanics’ training-school, and one medical dispensary for the whole area.
This project, therefore, aims to support Mvimwa Abbey in becoming a reference-point for the district, with a specialised college offering training in setting up small businesses.
The project includes:
Implementation of a training programme for the staff who will run the Centre;
Hardware for the Centre.
6 students selected to run the Centre
20,000 people in the villages near the Abbey who will benefit from the Centre’s work.