40 years of bringing hope to vulnerable children
This year, World Vision will be marking 40 years since its first programmes in Tanzania in 1981. Prior to the official celebration, we will be holding 40 days of activities in our various Area Programmes within the 16 regions where World Vision operates.
Click below for highlights from the launch of our 40 days of activities.
Celebrating our impact in Iramba District
When World Vision's Kisiriri Area Programme began in 2004, only 12.7% of households had access to water from protected sources. Many others, such as the 471 pupils of Kizega Primary School (among whom are 51 children with disabilities and sensitive conditions) all had to walk for four kilometres to fetch water from a nearby river. Read more to discover how your support has made an impact.
Combatting COVID-19 as School Operations Resume
It has been 104 days since the closing of schools in Tanzania as part of COVID-19 control and prevention measures. These closures have limited students' ability to learn, with staying at home coming with so many demands, including house chores. This has especially become a roadblock to education for the most vulnerable children.
COVID-19: A Roadblock to Vulnerable Children’s Education
Different from privileged students who mostly reside at town and have access to internet, TVs and electricity to study after dark, COVID- 19 and school closure has affected students in rural Tanzania like Halima.
Influencing Behaviour Change through Community Mass Sensitization
Behaviour change is not an overnight process but rather a day to day process which involves collective responsibility. World Vision in Tanzania, collaborating with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDEC), conducted community mass sensitization in the regions of Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Kagera. The focus of mass education has been on prevention and control measures of COVID-19 as well as the prevention of Gender-based Violence and Violence against Children.
World Vision is complimenting Tanzania's government’s efforts to fight COVID-19
World Vision has donated equipment worth more than 200million Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) to Regional authorities in Dar es salaam, Arusha, Tabora, Shinyanga and Simiyu to compliment the Tanzanian government’s efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This donation was made as part of promoting preventive and control measures and supporting health systems strengthening.
Prevention of Violence Against Children & GBV during COVID- 19
With children forced to stay home curing the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased risk of Violence Against Children and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). World Vision has produced sensitisation materials to be placed at health facilities and villages centres, offering tips on preventing Violence Against Children & GBV during COVID-19, as well as providing information on how and where to report violence that children might be experiencing.
COVID-19 makes malnutrition rehabilitation more difficult - but not impossible
Social distancing, staying home and limitations on movement are the new normal for most countries, globally, due to novel coronavirus. The situation poses a great challenge to humanitarian and development workers implementing lifesaving activities that require physical interactions. However, with availability of personal protective equipment, malnutrition rehabilitation centre facilitator and Community Health Workers (CHWs) are continuing with the sessions.
Transformation: The Kitchen and Childcare Aren't a Woman’s Place Alone Anymore!
Through mencare model, ENRICH project is addressing gender barriers as a way to achieve male involvement in Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition.
Making Clean and Safe Water a Reality for Communities
We work in some of the most remote areas in Tanzania to provide clean water and help lift people out of poverty, as exemplified in Karatu district.
Tanzania has experienced significant economic growth over the last decade. Although the poverty rate in the country has declined, the absolute number of poor has not because of the high population growth rate. As a result, children still face many challenges including violence, malnutrition, poor healthcare and education and other basic services.
We are dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. From our start in Tanzania in 1981, we have grown to be one of the largest humanitarian and development organisations in the country, working in 14 out 33 regions across 41 districts.
We seek to contribute to the measurable improvement in the sustained well-being of 15 million girls and boys – especially the most vulnerable.
Partner With Us
In order to achieve greater impact for children families and communities, we embrace partnership and collaboration with individuals and institutions. This represents our deepened commitment to brighter futures for the most vulnerable children.
Health and nutrition matters
We want to ensure that households and communities are empowered for sustainable access and utilization of strengthened maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition systems for the well-being of children by 2020.
Livelihoods for Children
Our goal is that Tanzanian smallholder farmer households provide well for their children through resilient livelihoods.
Educated for Life
We are committed to improve quality and equitable access to education for boys and girls by 2020.
It Takes A World
In Tanzania, 31% of girls between 20 and 24 were married before 18. We are working with partners and families to reduce the number of child marriages.