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A socially conscious enterprise opened in 2007, Shanga & Shanga Foundation hosts workshops allowing disabled locals to turn recycled materials into quality crafts. The onsite store sells most of the produced items, including bracelets and necklaces that make ideal gifts and souvenirs. Plan to visit Shanga & Shanga Foundation and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Arusha attractions using our Arusha trip itinerary planning site.
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Shanga & Shanga Foundation reviews
Very nice place to be.you can learn alot about art and crafts from the local disabled. very friendly locals.
Very nice place to be.you can learn alot about art and crafts from the local disabled. very friendly locals. more »
A beautiful surprise in Arusha that's not to be missed. Enjoy lunch and shopping among the beautiful grounds, all while supporting a wonderful endeavor.
A beautiful surprise in Arusha that's not to be missed. Enjoy lunch and shopping among the beautiful grounds, all while supporting a wonderful endeavor. more »
We stayed at the Coffee Lodge, Arusha for our last night in Tanzania. The Change Foundation is a brilliant idea, supporting disabled people and recycling. You can walk around and speak with the...
We stayed at the Coffee Lodge, Arusha for our last night in Tanzania. The Change Foundation is a brilliant idea, supporting disabled people and recycling. You can walk around and speak with the... more »
I come from a country where people expect the disabled to beg Visiting Shanga was uplifting. I am so happy to see them empowered and working I bought some gifts for friends from the gift shop and knowing the backstory of how they are made makes it more special
Visiting Shanga was a highlight of our holidays. It was really inspiring to see so many people with disabilities being empowered to produce quality art and crafts. The tour is free for everyone, and you see handloom work, glassworks, beadwork, and making paper bags and other accessories. We witnessed how handlooms were set up and operated. I was amazed at the effort it takes to set up the design on the loom. Operating it was quite interesting and needed some deft footwork according to the design expected.We also saw many artists producing intricate bead work, doing tinga tinga paintings and glass decor. However, the best part of the tour was the glassworks section. They have a glass furnace operating on recycled machine oil. We witnessed how the furnace was cleaned and saw the making of a champagne glass, from scratch. It was really impressive. I would encourage anyone visiting Arusha to definitely visit and support these amazing artists doing incredible work. More power to Shanga!
What an inspiring place. We are from USA, in Tanzania helping humanitarian efforts. This was a fun stop for an hour. So grateful there are good people making a difference in the world, helping others, and making opportunities. I could sit there all day and watch the glass blowing.
I’ve been in Arusha 10 months and I suddenly have so many regrets. I had heard of Shanga, but never understood how truly awesome it would be. I basically never buy things and the people and atmosphere and the goods and prices made it so I could not say no. In the future I will be sure to bring friends and family
Very educative place to be. After going through the workshop you get to appreciate the little you have considering the staff are differently abled. Our guide was the best
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