WHO WE ARE
Wasa is a small village placed on an upland in the heart of Africa, in the region of Iringa, Tanzania. The program “Working for Wasa”, centre of the activity of the association “Students for Humanity”, was born in summer 2011, from some students who decided to give a direct and concrete help to the community of Wasa, discovered during a trip.
Every summer, new volunteers go to Wasa to improve the project; throughout the rest of the year, the continuity of the project is guaranteed by continuous communication with contacts in Wasa. Our main contact is Baba Stan, the priest of the mission that hosts our volunteers every summer.
The Working for Wasa project is subsidiary to the community: we have to make our resources fit with the local context, give the community the input to improve a certain condition and build together the knowledge and skills necessary to make those improvements sustainable in the long term. Students for Humanity goes straight in this direction, with the objective of giving to the village of Wasa the input to grow and become autonomous, without changing its natural balance