The Britain Tanzania Society (BTS) was founded in 1975 by Bishop Trevor Huddleston, Amon Nsekela, Roger Carter and others in the UK and Tanzania. It is a non-political, non-governmental organisation. It aims to increase mutual knowledge, understanding and respect between the peoples of Britain and Tanzania.
Britain-Tanzania Society’s founders in 1975 and (below) their society still fulfilling their vision 40 years on…
BTS is organised in two ‘chapters’ or sections, one in Tanzania and one in the UK. The President of both sections is H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who was the second President of Tanzania.
Within the UK, there is also a Britain Tanzania Society Scottish Group, which aims to facilitate contacts between people living in Scotland who are from Tanzania or who have links with Tanzania.
Britain Tanzania Society seeks to achieve its goals by:
In addition, many members of BTS actively support their own Tanzania-based projects.
March 19, 2018
The next meeting of the BTS education group will be on Monday 14th May at SOAS at 5pm – speakers will be Martin Rainsforth from PIXL talking about their work on school improvement with Headteachers particularly in Rukwa, and other speakers to be confirmed, so please save the date.
February 20, 2018
Pete Kent from Railway Children will talk about their work with vulnerable children in Tanzania. Railway Children is a leading children’s charity fighting for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’. Children and young people run away or are forced to leave home where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves Continue reading →
December 15, 2017
Tanzania: Making Progress in Agriculture. Over 60 per cent of Tanzania’s population earn their living from agriculture, and while this percentage is reducing slowly the absolute numbers involved are increasing. Yet the importance and potential of the sector is often played down. This event looked at some of the recent successes in the sector, and the ways in which it is likely to develop in future. Speakers included Antony Ellman, whose field experience of agriculture in Tanzania goes back to the 1960s, Jeremy Lefroy MP Continue reading →
December 15, 2017
The main speaker for this seminar will be Kate McAlpine, who has lived in Tanzania for 23 years. When she arrived, she was struck by the plight of street children, and subsequently set up an organisation Mkombozi to help them. She will talk about the world views of Tanzanians who take action to protect children – as a lens on how large scale behavioural change to end violence may occur. Her websites are http://www.doingtherightthing.co and http://www.ccr-tz.org. Twitter@katemcalpine. For more information contact Janet Chapman on email@example.com
September 3, 2017
Events and Seminars which BTS either organised or was very involved include: