CHILDREN ENJOY GOOD HEALTH
LIVELIHOOD (MAINLY AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND MICRO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)
The agriculture and livestock sub sector has the objective of increasing food security and surplus through more effective facilitation for adoption of better farming methods. World Vision Tanzania distributed agricultural inputs to the farmers and livestock keepers, and provided training of these groups to ensure behaviour change and sustainability.The trainings and provision of subsidised agricultural inputs was achieved by 95 per cent of the set targets, resulting in increased productivity.
Additionally, World Vision Tanzania has rolled out the Secure the Future initiative, whereby 4,000 farmers in Makindube ADP are being mobilised to pilot an agriculture initiative that aims to mitigate the drought effect for a long term solution.
World Vision Tanzania also seeks to promote accessibility to affordable and appropriate financial services and products through Small Enterprises Development Agency (SEDA), a micro finance institution affiliated to World Vision Tanzania. SEDA had a total of 20,080 clients, 65 percent being women. This integration has resulted in a provision of microfinance services, including micro loans, savings accounts, and small-scale insurance services. FY11 has registered an increase in loan disbursement in 27 ADPs from the planned US $630,000 to $987,000 (156 per cent).
More than half a million US dollars were contributed to the World Vision Tanzania Talanta Serving and Credit Cooperative Society (TSACCOS) in FY11. As well, more than 6,400 loans were distributed to people. In another initiative, village community banks have been established in 473 communities. Both the cooperative and the village banks have been trained by World Vision in cooperative education, governance and basic management.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION
In FY11, World Vision Tanzania conducted training in 21 regions of Tanzania (as planned) to promote the Tanzania National Voucher Schemes – Hati Punguzo (the programme that allows pregnant women to get mosquito nets for free), Under 5 Coverage Campaign and Universal Coverage Campaign projects. These were done in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
Trainings on malaria control and promotion of the proper use of Insecticide Treated Nets were emphasised. Other ADP based training included: training to 1,479 Community Based Health Care service providers on management of malaria cases. Additionally, 881 Village Health Care Committees were trained on their roles, responsibilities and primary health care. More than 43,300 children and youth were exposed to ways of preventing the transmission of HIV. Forty-six community care coalitions were established for sustained HIV and AIDS advocacy, prevention, care and support.
Special campaigns were also conducted focusing on improving nutritional status, reduced incidences of diarrhoea among 600,000 under five children and immunisation in 57 ADPs.
Evidence on the impact can be seen here:
Immunization for children under five (12-23 months) 70% to 88%
Malaria incidences for children under five 51.5% to 33.7%
Malaria incidences for adults 40.3% to 32.1%
Households using latrines 70% to 73%
World Vision promotes initiatives that reduce spread and impact of HIV and AIDS in ADPs. Awareness meetings were conducted with 43,303 children and youth on ways to prevent the transmission of HIV and AIDS. More than 425 community care coalitions were formed, comprising of churches, faith based organizations and other NGOs, to ensure HIV and AIDS advocacy, prevention, care and support. Further, through the Global Fund OVC programmes, more than 3,070 orphans and vulnerable children were supported with school uniforms, scholastic materials and access to free health services through the Community Health Fund.
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE
A summary evaluation of findings indicates reduced incidences of water borne diseases from 29 per cent to 12.44 per cent. Water, sanitation and hygiene however remain a challenge. World Vision Tanzania’s plan is to prioritise primary school centres for improved water supply in FY12 to contribute to the improved learning and teaching environment in primary schools, and to develop more proposals on water, sanitation and hygiene.
CHILDREN ARE EDUCATED FOR LIFE
In improving access to quality of primary education for boys and girls, World Vision Tanzania constructed and renovated 120 primary school structures and carried out community sensitisation on the importance of girl child education and timely enrolment of children in 57 ADPs. Trainings were also coordinated by World Vision Tanzania including refresher training to 968 teachers and facilitated preparation of examinations for Grade 7 pupils. Targets under the education sector were achieved by 91 per cent.
Through the contribution of World Vision Tanzania and other partners, the enrolment of boys and girls has increased from an average of 94.8 per cent in 2007 to 95.4 per cent in 2011, with an average of 76 per cent of pupils completing Grade 7 continuing with secondary education.
World Vision Tanzania, in collaboration with UNCHR and World Food Program, distributed 12,789 Metric tonnes of food to 62,785 refugees in Mtabila and Nyarugusu camps. In the camps, 21,000 children aged five to 13 years attended school. More than 1,773 refugee children registered for final primary school examination. In FY11 more than 5,600 adolescent and youth enrolled for secondary education continued getting their education and supported with education materials. At least 820 registered children sat for National Democratic Republic of Congo Grade 6 examinations, and among them 514 passed.
CHILDREN ARE CARED FOR, PROTECTED AND PARTICIPATING
While all World Vision Tanzania development programmes have integrated disaster risk reduction, most of the relief work is undertaken through the Kigoma Relief Programme. In the Kigoma Refugee Programme, World Vision Tanzania manages the World Food Program food warehouse in Dodoma where thousands of children in almost 800 primary schools were fed through school feeding programme.
CHILDREN EXPERIENCE LOVE OF GOD AND THEIR NEIGHBOURS
World Vision Tanzania continued to nurture partnerships among Christian denominations to allow an effective relationship built on trust and allow the Church to have a common voice on issues of national children and Church interests. In the past fiscal year, World Vision Tanzania facilitated the Tanzania Christian Forum meetings and as a result, Senior Bishops met the President of the United Republic of Tanzania in July 22, 2011 and discussed various issues related to the economy, religion, politics, good governance and the new constitution.
In FY11, collaboration and networking meetings on Christian Children Ministry were conducted and 307 church leaders were trained on holistic children ministry and 103 Children facilitators (Sunday/Sabbath School) were trained on how to effectively teach children.