A hope for drug-addicted children in Tanzania

Every year, thousands of children and young people find their way into drug addiction and onto the streets of Tanzania. The lack of educational opportunities, family problems such as violence, orphanhood and supply shortages, but also a lack of prospects ensure that children often end up on the streets, neglected and addicted to drugs at a young age.

On the streets of the city, children between the ages of 4 and 17 are left to fend for themselves: The few social institutions to support and house the children usually work at the limit of their capacities. There is no state aid or structural reception measures for socially neglected and drug-addicted children.

Our vision – a „second chance“

The challenging circumstances for the care, reception and accompaniment of drug-addicted children have led to the vision of offering these same children a new and hopeful perspective. The „Second Chance“ reception facility is intended to give children and young people up to the age of 17 the chance to show them a way out of the downward spiral of drug addiction and homelessness and to accompany them in this process.

Andrea Hellemann

sent out

Andrea has been our hands-on children’s ministry missionary in Tanzania for over 10 years. She has already successfully built up a children’s home in Dodoma and now has the courage to take on a new challenge for children who are especially important to her.

practical creative
Problem solver
love unwanted children
Dance and acrobatics
children's mission
social work

The „Second Chance“ project in Dodoma, Tanzania, aims to give children and young people whose lives are on the brink a second chance and to steer their lives in a forward-looking direction with competent social and medical support.

Based on our Christian values, we want to reach out to these children and young people and, out of charity and full of confidence, give them a new hope for their lives.


Our sending out and supporting church community. Additional support from the Royal Rangers in Lippe.
Local community in Tanzania that supports Andrea very practically on the ground and where Andrea is allowed to be at her home.
Supporting church from America
Missionary Society of Andrea https://www.kontaktmission.de/ https://www.gokmusa.org/donate/

Sam – our pastor visiting Dodoma summer 2021

Prayer requests

An NGO (non government organisation) has now been established, talks with the local youth office are ongoing, a scout tribe has been started and the staff trained – the next step would be an official acceptance and cooperation with Royal Rangers Africa and the organization/funding of a hostel for the children.

Visit of the staff
Visit of the staff

in Germany

Link to blog
Staff training
Staff training

in Tanzania

Link to blog


Mit deiner Unterstützung können wir mehr Kindern und Jugendlichen eine Perspektive und gute Zukunft vermitteln.

Spendenkonto der Rangers:

IBAN – DE38 4825 0110 0005 1253 56

Verwendungszweck Tansania