Who we are
Youth ending global inequality, together.
Knowledge and Innovation for Technological Enterprise (KITE DSM) is a Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organisation, with registration number 00NGO09322, located at Sinza A plots no. 695, Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam City. It is a non-profit organisation, led by university students.
KITE DSM was founded in July 2017. KITE DSM has come out of what was originally CDI Tanzania. It has been established to ensure the sustainability of collaborative projects through local maintenance and growth. It recruits university students from across Dar es Salaam, particularly - though not exclusive from the University of Dar es Salaam and Ardhi University.
KITE DSM is part of wider network of Kite International. The philosophy of Kite International, to which Kite Dar es Salaam abides, is “Students Powering Change” This is the belief that University students have a significant role to play in solving problems both locally and Internationally.
KITE DSM operates in a structure where each year, some students are a part of the steering committee which consists of the Country Director, Deputy Director, Four Project Directors for the four projects, Treasurer, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Fundraising Officer, Publicity Officer.
KITE DSM’s major funder is Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI). It also works collaboratively with CDI on the implementation and development of projects in the areas of Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WaSH), Health, Education and Entrepreneurship. In WaSH, we are piloting the first simplified sewerage systems in East Africa, In Education, we are working on overcoming a lack of support and resources to government schools in Dar es Salaam and inspiring an entrepreneurship spirit in students. In the Entrepreneurship project, a workshop with different themes that target to nurture the ability of youth to form their own business and succeed. The Health Project deals with preparing and providing workshops on maternal health and non-communicable diseases to both men and women.
David Leonce Ndika
Director of Kite Dar es Salaam