A village for the future

The village will be called ‘Angaza Children’s Village’. ‘Angaza’ is Kiswahili and means ‘Lighten up’. It will be a friendly home for up to 60 children that we want to gradually build. This is what ZAC wants to provide for its fosterlings.We build on a 90.000 m² large property, which is provided to us by the MeTL-Goup contractor free of charge.

On the site, we gradually want to erect a total of 5 family homes, in each of which 12 children can live and are looked after. Each of the houses will have a massive construction, a gabled roof made of roof tiles and each house has three spacious bedrooms for up to 12 children. Each house will have its own guardian (so called house mothers) who will get a separate room for her own.

The heart of the village will be a spacious assembly hall, where all villagers can meet in the friendly dining hall to have their meals. The assembly hall will also have a kitchen and storage locations that will get enlarged when necessary to meet the requirements of the villagers. The sanitary facilities such as showers, washbasins and toilets will also be located in the direct vicinity of the assembly hall.

Outer view of the two-section assembly hall.


It is planned that the main buildings in the children’s village are group around central roofed terrace area. Here, a roofed playground will be located. A small football field is only some steps away. Trees will be planted across the complete area to provide sufficient numbers of shaded areas.

Besides the family homes and the central buildings, ZAC plans additional buildings: a spacious training workshop (locksmith’s shop and sewing room), a house with bedroom and office for the village head, a small reception building; a village garage with tool shed and its own farm shop in the reception area of the property. The farm shop is to sell possible production excess from the village’s farm animals and cultivation of fruit and vegetables to people in the vicinity of the village.

There will be areas for small fields and patches, stables for farm animals such as chicken and goats. Initially, those are intended to supply the village with food. Any excess from farming and products manufactured in the carpentry and sewing room will be sold in the farm shop.

It goes without saying that the children’s village requires its own infrastructure. An energy house with high-tech solar technology will supply the village with electricity. Energy generated by solar energy cannot only be used by the village itself. It can also be used as a means for buying or selling. The energy can be sold by the village for charging mobile phones, for example or to buy food from the surrounding villages.

A water reservoir will be erected to save water, it will also contain the pumps and filter technology (PAUL system) to supply the village with fresh water. The water is collected using a fresh water basin, which is supplied by a crystal-clear mountain stream that runs through the site. Non-potable water for the sanitary facilities will be collected using rainwater. A cistern will be in place for this. This water is also to be used during dry periods to water the agricultural area.

For the future, and to guarantee sustainable financing of the children’s village, two additional buildings (lodges) will be erected at a later stage. They will be rented to tourists who want to pay a visit to the beauty of the Tanzanian nature and wildlife and will also serve as a means of funding the village. The lodges can also be used to house volunteers of the project.