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. 
  • 15 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 4 community groups are in place to protect children by monitoring and reporting child rights violations
  • 560 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 6,814 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 71 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
  • 120 out of 167 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • 29,503 people were counselled on how to properly care for mothers and babies during and after pregnancy
  • 295 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 60 health facilities received medical equipment and supplies to better care for children and families
  • 738 children were vaccinated to protect them against preventable diseases
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.​
  • 1,363 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 10 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 2,285 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 3 schools were renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students, received classroom tools and resources, were renovated
  • 44 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.
  • 23 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 3,358 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 3,894 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 626 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 81 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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