Seven out of every 10 children in Tanzania are living in poverty according to new report by national bureau of statistic.According to the report it show that 26 percent of children are from poor house hold,and thus deprived of basic need like health,education and sanitation.
The last national census of 2012,there are 24 million children(under 18) in the country and this means that 18 million of them are living in poverty, These children are struggling to get adequate food, clothing, shelter and the goods and services needed to increase their opportunities and life chances.
It has been shown that children who live in poverty encounter more hurdles to healthy development and are at an elevated risk for a wide range of negative outcomes to their health and well-being. Research shows that children in poverty are more likely to experience a host of negative outcomes, including lower functioning vision, hearing, speech, mobility, dexterity, and cognition.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an entrenched cultural practice of Tanzania ethnic groups. Clitoridectomy is an “essential” but “harmful” traditional practice in serengeti in Tanzania.
The persistence of female genital mutilation (FGM) and its impact on women’s access to education in serengeti and Tarime district where we work is one of the obstacles that Child Hope Development Organization faces in its work.
is to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS, high illiteracy levels, unemployment and social injustice among the most at risk population. We primarily support most vulnerable children through basic education and healthcare by providing critical services like counseling, mentorship, community training’s scholastic materials (Text books, pens, exercise books, pencils, bags, uniforms, shoes, school levies, lamp to study at night etc.) We also link the needy children and caregivers with other organizations and government institutions for essential services
We formed a women group known as “AMANI WOMEN GROUP’’ to start small activities and try to help children and the communities in participate way. Since these women being mother of some of students ,it obvious that working together could be constructive for communities .
“A girl who has undergone FGM means many things to many people. To boys it means there is an available wife, to the poverty driven parents she is a source of finance, and if the girl herself continues with education she becomes big-headed as she thinks of herself as “an adult”,.
Most of the girls miss educational opportunities and face ridicule and rejection at school due to the fact that they are not circumcised. .
Th People have practiced FGM as far as the elders can recollect from their rich oral history as a fundamental rites of passage which mark a stage of graduation into maturity and adulthood., FGM is still practiced quite vastly on girls between age 8 and 15 years. The central purpose of this practice is to initiate a girl into womanhood and adulthood as a vital rite of passage in the entire community.
FGM practice has been propagated by such numerous factors as empowerment of one’s social status and reducing a woman’s sexual desires among others. However this practice has far reaching effects which range from social, cultural, economic, health and education.
Child Hope Development Organization recognises the fact that the persistence of FGM therefore is a stumbling block on the path of the girl child’s education and professional advancement. Therefore it creates awareness to the families/community about the devastating effects of FGM and give the girls from the poor families’ protection from such acts. We provide them with the necessary scholastic materials and the needed education support as well as conduct regular home visits to ensure the girls are not engaged in this practice and they stay in school.
More than anything else, for Child Hope Development Organization, education has proved to be the most reliable human development capable of moving the poor away from the myriad debilitating circumstances that poverty reproduces. Let’s join hands together by giving our girls an alternative rite of passage through education. Help us keep our girls in school
Our objectives are intended to address the very factors that contribute to Poverty Due to the extreme poverty among the children and women we serve, priority is given to basic needs, such as food and school supplies. We will continue to help educate these children so that they can overcome illiteracy. We know that too many children live in silence with the harsh reality of poverty, hunger, and we work to help to restore hope and joy to these children’s lives. We will continue to invest all that we can in these children in order to help build a brighter future for them
“The work we do is a drop in the ocean but if we did not do this work, the ocean would have one less drop.”