Tanzania

Working with Children in Tanzania


 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
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. Approximately 32 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.

Through our work in Tanzania, World Vision Canada has achieved significant progress such as the increase on the number of newborns being put on the breast within an hour of birth (up to 83 per cent from 69 per cent) and the number of exclusively breastfed infants under 6 months (up to 83 per cent from 73 per cent). The level of stunting for children aged 6 months to 5 years old also decreased from 31.5 per cent to 26 per cent.

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:
  • 14 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 2,448 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 238 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 814 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 1,494 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 8,064 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 81 community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other community partners were actively working for the wellbeing of children.
  • 34 community groups engaged in Citizen Voice and Action activities, calling on their governments to deliver the basic services that have been promised.
  • 24 community leaders, faith leaders and local partners were trained to understand and address underlying issues that make children vulnerable.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 4,658 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 32 Unlock Literacy reading clubs achieved set quality standards, creating fun and educational settings to develop children’s literacy.
  • 1,362 young people participated in groups and clubs bringing them together with their peers to learn new skills and develop positive values.
  • 2 early childhood development centres were established or improved, meeting the set quality standards for young children's education.
  • 300 caregivers received training to support their children's early reading skills using the Unlock Literacy approach.
  • 54 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
  • 3,455 reading materials were provided to schools and communities in support of children's education.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 830 malnourished children recovered their health because of nutrition treatment.
  • 1,052 pregnant or lactating women who received maternal health and nutrition services.
  • 54,199 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 3,084,652 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 331 government health staff received training in topics relevant to their roles and responsibilities.
  • 263 community health workers and volunteers were trained in topics equipping them to provide good care for children and families.
  • 2,070 government health workers received training on the prevention of COVID-19.
  • 56 community health workers received training on the prevention of COVID-19.
  • 19,375 children under five received micronutrient supplementation such as vitamin A, zinc and micronutrient powders.
  • 15,400 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 1,008,000 micronutrient powder sachets were distributed to support children's health and nutrition.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 105 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 609 people were actively involved in savings groups, providing them with financial literacy training and access to small loans.
  • 18,564 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 14,942 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 202,650 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
  • 9,632 people received support with agricultural resources, including large and small livestock and seeds.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 33 communities were certified as open defecation free, meaning they have shifted to using toilets rather than defecating in the open.
  • 68,110 people had access to sanitation facilities at home or school.
  • 63,660 people had access to handwashing facilities at home or school.
  • 28,560 people had access to safe drinking water.
  • 274,294 people were trained or involved in community water, sanitation or hygiene initiatives.
  • 12 schools had adequate menstrual hygiene management facilities in place.
  • 74 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) committees were established or reactivated, with training for members.
  • 36 sanitation facilities, including latrines and garbage disposals, were constructed or updated in schools, homes and health centres.
  • 96 water sources were constructed, rehabilitated or improved, providing safe water for children and families to drink.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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