Tanzania

Working With Children in Tanzania

World Vision’s 2020 goal is to reach 22 million children in Tanzania with measurable and sustained improvement in their well-being. This requires a multidisciplinary approach in a country where much of the population survives by subsistence farming, harvesting just enough food to get by. Thirty-five per cent of the children in Tanzania under age five are stunted due to malnutrition.

To help families improve their situation, we support farmers and entrepreneurs with skills and resources to increase their yields and incomes.  Advocacy training on legal rights to health and education, and how to work with government to ensure promised services are delivered, is part of our work. Our approach helps people see themselves as valued by God, and active participants in the development process.

Your impact in Tanzania

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

 
  • 56 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 38 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 680 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 918 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 172 spiritual leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 813 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 2,533 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 4,360 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 261 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 50 people were trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.​

 
  • 160 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 1,298 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 64 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 16 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 698 preschool children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 317 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 4,307 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 437 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 527 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 71 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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