The Cambridge Development Initiative (CDI) is a non-profit organization that improves the wellbeing of community members in the schools, informal settlements, and wider communities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. CDI empowers student leaders in the United Kingdom and Tanzania to catalyze change in their societies through innovative projects in the areas of healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH). CDI’s two parallel organizations in the UK and Tanzania are comprised of executive committees and university students who design, implement, and evaluate these projects. Since 2013, CDI has mobilized over 100 student volunteers to launch sustainable, community-oriented solutions to Dar es Salaam's most significant challenges.
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Every week in the UK at least twelve apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. CRY is a charity which was founded in 1995 to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and to support affected families. CRY has many ambitious projects to enable it to provide the support and research to help save young lives. Its programme of activities strives to prevent these tragedies, support young people diagnosed with life-threatening cardiac conditions and help those affected by young sudden cardiac death.
Freedom from Torture
Freedom from Torture provides therapeutic care for survivors of torture who seek protection in the UK. Since it was established in 1985, over 57,000 survivors of torture have been referred to the organisation for help. Freedom from Torture provides counselling, group therapy and ongoing support to survivors, running groups such as cookery, gardening and creative writing. A key area of Freedom from Torture's work is to provide medical assessments to support survivors’ asylum claims and to hold torturers to account. It works to protect and promote the human rights of survivors nationally and internationally.
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