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Help to orphans in Tanzania

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Umoja wa wawezeshaji KIOO

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

About 5million Tanzanian children live in extreme poverty. (National Census, 2002) Many of these children live in child-headed households or cared for by elderly, or children caring for chronically ill parents, or those without home.

42% of the orphans are due to HIV/AIDS. 53% of them are cared for by the elderly, 12% live in child-headed households and only 1% receives support from relatives.

A study conducted by Kigoma Rural District council currently there are 22,000 orphans in need of school/education, shelter and health services in Kigoma Rural District. 3000 of them are in desperate needs of support.

Tanzania has been deeply affected by HIV. In the past decade, the disease has impacted every aspect of social and individual life. According to the Tanzania HIV/AIDS and Malaria Indicator Survey 18% of children (under age 18) in mainland Tanzania are orphaned.

What is your project and how will it help?

For the last 2 years two organization were providing services to the children through PACT Tanzania, although they did a wonderful job of reaching MVC, but scores of them are still in dare need of support for shelter materials, health services and vocational training to enable them acquire the skills and tools that will make them stand on their own feet and be sustainable in the long run.

- 1. Specific Objectives

1.1 To improve lives of 300 Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) through vocational training and income generating activities to enable them stand on their own feet by the end of the project implementation.

1.2 To improve quality of life of OVC currently in primary and secondary schools by providing them with education support materials and health services by the end of the project implementation.

1.3 To enable OVCs participate in decision making process on matters affecting their lives by the end of the project implementation.

- 2. Strategies of the Project:

2.1 Provide vocational education and start up tools for 300 youth OVCs.

2.2 Provide education support (school materials), shelter material and health services to 2700 needy OVCs.

2.3 Promote OVC representation and participation in decision making processes at all levels in Kigoma Rural district by conducting children club.

2.4 Strength capacity of communities to support OVC households by the end of the project implementation.

- 3. The Expected Outcomes of the Project

3.1 100% OVC will receive vocational training and starting tools and stands on their own feet by the end of the project.

3.2 90% of OVC supported with school materials, health care attend school regularly by the end of the project.

3.3 Increased OVC and orphans participation in decision making on matters affecting them from village level.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Any organization or person may collaborate with our organization.

Please contact us for further information.

Please detail the resources that you need.

For this project to be implemented we need funding amounting to US$75,000 and goods like clothes, bicycles, books, pens, pencils, food and vehicle for easily transporting students to the center located in Ilagala village.


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Categorisations

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Tanzania (United Republic of)

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development

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