To run arts-and-science based programming that gives the children of Karagwe, Tanzania the opportunity to build a foundation of creativity, critical thinking, and leadership skills that they can use to become confident, successful students and engaged, inquisitive citizens.



We envision a Karagwe of academically successful citizens who think critically and craft creative solutions to their needs and those of their community.



  • To  foster critical thinking skills that students will use to excel academically and in life in general

  • To provide a creative learning environment that will keep students engaged and learning outside of school

  • To nurture creativity and show children the power of their own ideas

  • To build self-confidence so that no citizen will be afraid to voice his or her ideas

  • To support and promote interest in the arts and sciences

Our Philosophy

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Contact Us

Phone: 412-586-4986

Email: info@theotainitiative.org / volunteer@amizade.org  

Mail: 305 34th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

The Ota Initiative is a program of Amizade Global Serivice-Learning, a registered 501(c)3 organization