Welcome to Helping Hands Development Center!

“HHDC envisions a Tanzania that provides its children with safety, education and hope for a better tomorrow.” - Co-Founder Nelson Chami

Imagine a place where education is free and accessible to all children. A place where kids not only love going to school, but somewhere that children feel safe, confident, and optimistic for the opportunities open to them because of their talents, their knowledge, and their development.

In most regions of the world, this isn’t an issue because of government funding, but for many families in Tanzania and other developing countries in Africa, education isn’t free and safety isn’t a guarantee. But what if I told you that YOU could help make our vision reality? That by utilizing your resources, your talents and your heart for service, you could change the lives of children and families through the HHDC.

In lending a helping hand, you can make a lasting difference and realize our vision for a better tomorrow.


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HHDC hopes to become a volunteer centered organization, welcoming volunteers from all over the world to participate in all stages of creating a successful Center. We have a volunteer house in the village that is a short 5 minute walk from the Center.

Volunteers can complete tasks from repair and building to education on hygiene or child care.


Having been born into such blessed lives, we feel it is our responsibility to help those that struggle on a daily basis to have the most basic of their human needs met. For many people in Tanzania, Africa, they lead a daily fight to feed themselves and their families. If we are not exposed to the plight of others, it becomes very easy to forget that there are many people in this world that have so little and lead lives of such grave poverty.