The Dr. Reginald Mengi Persons with Diasbilities Foundation was inaugurated by Hon. Kassim Majaliwa Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania, on the 26th September 2018. The Founder, Dr. Reginald Abraham Mengi is a Tanzanian businessman, a philanthropist with deep passion for people with disabilities. For many years Dr. Mengi has contributed his time and resources to helping improve the lives of disadvantaged sections of society especially those with disabilities.

As a result, he has consistently participated in setting up development projects which focus on people with disabilities and has stood up to speak against discrimination and acts of violence which they face. 

 Though his media empire he played a significant role in creating public awareness of this atrocity and prompting the Government and other stakeholders to take an active role in addressing this matter. 

During the luncheon event of 2018 Dr Reginald Mengi invited Honorable Kassim Majaliwa,  Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania as a guest of Honour. In his speech hecommended the establishment of a foundation for people with disabilities. Quoting him he said “Let’s honour Mengi with a Foundation for the needy, I recommend the setting up of a foundation specifically to coordinate and address challenges facing people with disabilities in Tanzania”.

Our Mission

“To honour and empower people with disabilities in Tanzania.”

Our Vision

“To ensure that Tanzania has an inclusive and empowered community, where people with disabilities are accorded their rights and are treated with respect, kindness and dignity”

Our Team

The Founder

Dr. reginald mengi


Ms. Shimimana Ntuyabaliwe

Rehabilitation Service Manager

Mr. Vasant Narayananvictor garberl

Management Information System Officer

Francis Bazil

Accountant & Administrator

Peter Sarungi


2010 Global Leadership and Humanitarian Award

United Nations NGO Lifetime Achievement Award

Honorary Doctor of Humanity Degree Award (2012)

International Order of the Lions Award (2014)

Caring and Valuing the Community Trophy (2014)

Community Award (2015)


  • Advocate changing the perception of people with disabilities to believe in themselves
  • Advocate changing the perception of the society on people with disabilities
  • Advocate economic empowerment for PWD 
  • Promote Inclusive Development
  • Promote prevention of disability and good health care services for PWD
  • Promote realization of the aspirations of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)


For the past 25 years, Dr. Reginald Mengi has been hosting an annual luncheon for people with disabilities. These events have consistently attracted over five thousand people, who come together to celebrate a new year while discussing matters of common interest. The luncheon has become a culture and an important stage for raising awareness of the challenges, which face people with disabilities. Through this event, Dr Mengi has been a beacon in the society driving change for a better future for all people with Disabilities.


I believe that every human being is God’s Creation and must be treated with respect and dignity. I believe that every person can make a difference in this world. I believe that if God blessed you in any way, then you have the obligation to share your blessings with others. 

These believes push me every day to do more for myself and to do even more for others. This is where my passion to work with people with disabilities emanates.

My life’s journey from very humble beginnings has taught me that every situation can change. Every effort is rewarded. Everyone must believe in their dreams and work very hard to achieve them.

My dream for this foundation is to see people with disability enjoy good livelihood, have access to: health care; education; assertive devices; employment opportunities and financial support for self-employment. We will work very closely with all stakeholders to achieve the vision and mission of this foundation. 

I believe that every individual has the capacity of doing wonders if given support. But disabled people have the unique quality of unbeatable confidence and strong determination of achieving their goals, this I have witnessed many times over the past 30 years of working with people with disabilities in Tanzania. The focus is not on the disability but the ABILITY.

I dedicate this foundation to the people with disabilities in Tanzania. 



Visit us

Mikocheni B, Plot No. 164 C, Off Mwai Kibaki Road,

P.O.BOX 163, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Call us

+255 762 750 377