Tanzania

Working With Children in Tanzania



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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. 

 
  • 3,808 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 172 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 1,114 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 746 adults participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
  • 31 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 91 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 80 support groups established to carry out local outreach on various child well-being topics
  • 56 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
  • 18 community groups are teaching children and families to manage disasters and respond to emergencies in order to protect themselves in times of crisis
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme; the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada; and the SUSTAIN program undertaken in partnership with SickKids, PRAXIS Tanzania and Government of Canada.
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 8,986 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 20 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 67,866 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 536 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 28 groups are helping people learn about health and proper nutrition
  • 224,262 people including children benefited from food aid
  • 17,539 metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme; the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada; and the SUSTAIN program undertaken in partnership with SickKids, PRAXIS Tanzania and Government of Canada.
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.​

 
  • 413 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 66 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 52 reading clubs are in place for children and youth helping them improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 184 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme; the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada; and the SUSTAIN program undertaken in partnership with SickKids, PRAXIS Tanzania and Government of Canada.
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 
  • 53 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 20,270 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 81 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 2,596 people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 47 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 3,536 farmers groups are in place helping people improve crop and livestock production
  • 250,000 kg biofortified crops harvested or produced
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme; the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada; and the SUSTAIN program undertaken in partnership with SickKids, PRAXIS Tanzania and Government of Canada.
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

 
  • 8,391 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme; the ENRICH program undertaken in partnership with Nutrition International, HarvestPlus, Canadian Society for International Health, University of Toronto and Government of Canada; and the SUSTAIN program undertaken in partnership with SickKids, PRAXIS Tanzania and Government of Canada.​

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