Teamwork City of Hope (TCOH) is a revolutionary concept. It is an innovative way of bringing hope and transformation to those in desperate, hurting situations, and bringing hope to communities and to nations. It is about building a city where there is no city, and overcoming obstacles to see lives transformed.
TCOH’s aim and mission, is to redeem and save young people who have been forgotten by life through unfortunate circumstances. Their dreams have been squashed and broken as AIDS, chronic poverty, illiteracy, and lack of education take their toll. This project is about bringing hope to communities and to nations while changing lives for the better.
This concept was conceived in the heart of Dr. John N. Chacha. The first TCOH is being built through a partnership with community leaders in western Tanzania. Many partners and friends of Teamwork Ministries worldwide have embraced this concept.
Dr. Chacha’s vision is to multiply this concept and approach across the nations of Africa, in other locations where assistance is sorely needed. We are now seeking sponsors to aid us in our mission to better help orphaned and disadvantaged children in these areas.
Teamwork City of Hope is about:
- Giving children skills for life through education and training
- Bringing health care to a region that has none
- Building economies through micro-financing and farming
- Transformation of lives
TCOH includes a children’s home but it is not just another orphanage. It is not just a place to provide a warm meal and a warm bed. It is a place of equipping children to become the leaders of tomorrow: A place of transforming mindsets, instilling leadership principles and developing winning attitudes, while preparing the children to become the future leaders of their nations and communities.
The AIDS epidemic that is ravaging the people of Africa has left scores of children alone, homeless, and without hope. In some areas, the majority of the adults have either died or are infected and the children carry the burden of raising the family. Many of these children wander into towns, live on the streets, and resort to stealing in order to survive. Some turn to sniffing glue in an attempt to deaden the pain. Others are kidnapped and sold as sex slaves. Death, hopelessness and despair surround them. These children are also at a high risk of being misused and exploited at the work place as they try to earn a living to support their siblings. UNICEF reports that there are over 12 million orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa, and about 1.5 million in Tanzania alone. That number is accelerating rapidly, largely due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Teamwork City of Hope is providing a solution to the growing crisis.