Coming together is a start. Staying together is a progress. Working together is a success.

(Henry Ford)

Here people meet with a common vision and a common goal: to stand up for the health care of disadvantaged and disabled children in Tanzania, Africa. This requires strength, passion, motivation and a firm belief in being able to move mountains. Together with the local team, everyone contributes to improving the medical and social situation of children with congenital spinal cord defects and hydrocephalus in Haydom, Tansania.

Our Team in Germany

We fight to alleviate child suffering in the face of medical emergencies, and bring hope for a dignified life by mobilising the forces of volunteers and donors.

Our program is designed to help identify the most vulnerable children in the communities, provide early treatment, and develop further care plans for them.

We have the goal to raise awareness about Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, both locally in Tanzania and also worldwide. The key pillars of our effort are early detection and early prevention. Working together with partners around the world, we have reached significant milestones in giving children that are born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus a chance to survive and thrive.

Theresa Harbauer

Chair and Founder

My vision becomes reality when I have the courage to cross bounderies.

Franziska Ott

Continence Trainer and Program Coordinator

It is not enough to know you have to apply, it is not enough to want you have to do too.

Maria Harbauer

Treasurer and Accountant

The crooked tree lives its life - the straight tree becomes a board.

Sara Robin

Creative Director

Be stronger than your strongest excuse!

Katharina Müller-Msuya

Public Relations & Marketing

Be brave and take risks, nothing can replace experience.

Beate & Norbert Harbauer

Shipping and Logistics

A good person is someone who does good even when nobody is looking.

Our Team in Haydom

With great passion the local clinical team takes care of initial medical treatment and surgical follow-up care for children with birth defects. It is important to build trust in children and families in order to provide them with the best possible support in their environment.
The continence program plays an important role in the aftercare. Parents learn to perform intermittent urine catheterization. With the use of the catheter the children become dry, free of infections and can go to school.


Pediatric nurse and continence trainer

Hakuna Matata – No worries

Hendry Tlawi

Physiotherapist, program coordinator

A boat doesn’t move forward if everyone is rowing in their own way.

Dr. Joshua Gidabaday

Pediatrician, head of the children's ward

Many little people, in many small places, taking many small steps, can change the world.


Pediatric nurse and continence trainer

The heart sees further than the eye.

Dr. Vicky Farajaeli

Pediatrician, Head of Premature Baby Unit

Do you want to go quickly, go alone! If you want to go far, go with a friend.

Dr. Hayte Samo

General Surgeon

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep balance you have to keep moving.