The Roman Catholic diocese of Same is in north-east Tanzania, in the Kilimanjaro region, a geographical area of around 11,000 km2 and 400,000 inhabitants. The diocese has purchased an area of farmland of over 1,600 hectares, with the intention of feeding the pupils of the diocese’s schools and of helping those living in semi-arid areas. A tractor with implements has also been supplied, to make the work less taxing and more productive.
The Fondazione SAME foundation also provides financial support to the existing mechanical engineering school, with the aim of extending the teaching facilities as well as the building that provides accommodation for students arriving from farther afield. More specifically, this focuses classes of students who are taking agricultural courses (agronomy, mechanised farming, repair of agricultural vehicles).