COVID made it difficult for the board in Jengo and our volunteers to visit our local partners and see their efforts to support women in the local community. But in November 2021 we finally had the chance to take the trip to Tanzania and visit the women's network, which has expanded to over 100 groups who is leading the way for entrepreneurship and more influence in local politics.
2019 - 2020
With support from Lenovo, who have sponsored tablets for five Maasai villages in Tanzania, children and women will get access to digital learning, allowing them to tap into the global pool of knowledge and information. See video here
August 15, 2018
The Danish Technical University invited Jengo to present a case where university students were required to build a prototype for a solution that could help solve social issues in remote areas. The goal was to give students the opportunity to use their technical skills in a social context and promote development work. The group you see in the picture were the winners of the case competition, piloting an idea that enables villagers to pay for water via their mobile phones, so that the users can save up capital to meet social needs.
Bio Filter for clean water
Gravel, sand and charcoal – two simple ingredients that can easily be used to provide clean drinking water. Participants in our workshop learned how to build and maintain their own bio water filter, giving 500 people access to clean drinking water.
The Danish Technical University invited Jengo again to present a case where university students were required to build a prototype for a solution that can support the manufacturing process of a local Dairy farm. The winning group for best solution was Team RAW that made a innovative prototype that can produce water from thin air concealed in a large refrigerator. The aim of this solution is to maximize water supply for clearing machinery and reduce water consumption footprint. Next phase is to do a further implementation in the field
2019 - 2020
Smart Stations for electricity
We are providing support for local villages to build five so-called Smart Stations, which serve as a meeting point for local women to sell electricity and goods – hence contributing to gathering capital for collective activities that go towards the women´s group “savings bank.” This will also fund transport to facilitate workshops in the region.
45 men and women participated in our workshop to learn how to make their own wind turbines and solar panels. The primary focus was to establish a platform where people across gender, age and status could work together on a common goal (generating free, renewable energy) while building friendships and creating a greater cohesion between communities.
2015 - 2016
A school is built
Our first project was made possible thanks to private donations and a major contribution from the German company - Invisibobble who helped build a school for over 70 children from the Maasai village of Mlembule, Tanzania, who were otherwise excluded from the education system.
2019 - 2020
Digital land use planning
We are building digital solutions for land cover mapping together with Microsoft. This will help assess natural resource availability in order to facilitate better land use planning while acting as an early warning system that alerts communities to threats such as impending droughts or livestock epidemics via SMS.
2019 - 2020
We are supporting women by sharing knowledge on how to build `smart´ stoves, which can help reduce CO2 emissions, cooking time and deforestation while creating a more secure environment for families and increasing cohesion through community activities.
In the beginning of 2017, the Tanzanian village of Mlembule was hit by a period of prolonged drought, resulting in severe water shortages. This in turn triggered widespread livestock deaths, thus rupturing the very fundament of Massai life. To mitigate the effects of a such-like event in future, Jengo provided resources and know-how for the construction of a 10´000 liter pond to help in times of water crisis.
documentary film about the maasai
Jengo´s founder, Lars-Ulrik Nielsen and board member, Allan Kortbæk, received a scholarship from DANIDA, (The Danish Foreign Ministry,) which was used to create a short documentary about Maasai marriage rituals, focusing on their rich cultural heritage and traditions but also on some of the challenges that this creates. This preliminary field work became the catalyst for Jengo´s existence. See movie here