We are committed to working with other organisations with similar goals to Friends of Lindi. The Tanzania Development Trust has already supported one street library in Lindi and this has helped dozens of children to practise their reading with interesting story books.
In Lindi our friends at Sports Development Aid have helped us train teachers at Joy Schoolto deliver better quality and more varied sports activities to the children. They have also used sport as a means to deliver messages to communities regarding some harmful cultural practices.
We support other local initiatives to empower women and girls such as Mama wa Nuru, a group of women making jewelry, greetings cards and cakes to raise money for their families.
The Global Initiative to end corporal punishment has a wealth of information and help for schools who want to move away from corporal punishment towards systems of reward as a motivator for children in education. Our work in Joy School has been very successful thanks to the determination of the head teacher.