“When I was growing up we never had good classrooms, so what Childreach has given to these children and the investments the organisation has made is great, we have done something amazing for the children of Tanzania.” – Emmanuel
Emmanuel Ringo began working at Childreach Tanzania in 2011 and since joining the team he has seen the organisation grow and expand its reach to more children and communities in northern Tanzania. Emmanuel is responsible for Childreach Tanzania’s School Farming and School Gardening programmes where he teaches students, teachers, and communities about basic farming and gardening techniques, nutrition, and how to develop small agricultural activities.
He is proud of the work that he has contributed to at Childreach Tanzania, especially being part of an organisation that has reached over 30,000 children.
Emmanuel’s family is from the Kilimanjaro region and he attended high school in Moshi. During his final year of high school Emmanuel attended a training facilitated by the Tanzania National Parks Association to become a guide for people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. During this training he learned about community participation and the relationship that local people have with the mountain. In turn, when he graduated from high school he was determined to continue his studies in a field that explored the relationship between people and their environment. He attended Sokoine University of Agriculture where he received a BA in Rural Development.
After graduating from university, Emmanuel returned to Moshi and began working for Childreach Tanzania. Working as a Programme Officer has allowed him to translate the theory he learned in university into practice and support communities to be self-sufficient. Since 2011 Emmanuel has grown both as a member of the Childreach Tanzania team and a young professional. He has developed strong public speaking, leadership, and writing skills.