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KIOTA WOMEN HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (KIWOHEDE) PROJECTS  SUMMARY

KIWOHEDE works through counseling, support and care, rehabilitation and alternative program for child vulnerable to commercial sex work, domestic workers, trafficked girls and those sexually abused and other vulnerable children and youth. KIWOHEDE provides a youth oriented training and skills enhancement , which teaches reading and writing skills, tailoring, tie and dye, embroidery, agriculture, food processing, cookery, carpentry, sculpturing, small scale mining, weaving and other important vocational skills. The program also teaches life skills including reproductive health and family planning and works on the prevention of HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancies, early marriages, and school drop outs, emphasis is put on primary and secondary abstinence. Also organizes the outreach program and theatre art, to sensitize children youth and community at large on various issues. Kiwohede also runs a credit scheme that teaches the means and skills in production activities that can generate incomes and sustain children and youth livelihood. Promotes marketing and employability skills among young people has also been the focus, The centers also have a child psychosocial counseling program and a reproductive health education program for young people at the age of 10-24  years in all districts where  KIWOHEDE works.

A.     BUNJU MULTIPURPOSE CENTER PROJECT(BMC)

1.0 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

This proposed Project will continue with the previous year 2017 efforts of improving and strengthening the capacity of the KIWOHEDE Bunju B Multipurpose training Center which shelter and support children who are victims of trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation, domestic work, domestic violence, sexual violence (including rape resulting from children’s own fathers and other members of the families) and those who underwent child marriage and are young mothers. The targeted direct beneficiaries’ age is 10-21 years (90% girls, 10% boys).

The integration of high disadvantaged and vulnerable children and youths (HDVC&Y) in the intellectual and productive Tanzanian society will continue to be supported through the next two years program 2018/2019 which will reach out to new identified 103 (53 children for the first year and 50 for the second year) high disadvantaged children and youths from all parts of Dar es Salaam. The proposed project will also add value to the support and service to 147 children already registered and counseled, that are being assisted and out of the 147, 3 students primary public schools, 129 students are attending the Basic Open Distance Education Learning Program (ODL) and 15 students the Vocational Education and Training (VET) program at the Bunju Multipurpose Center for the year 2017. In the year 2018 the total number of beneficiaries at the Center will be 200 (53 newly identified and 147 already benefiting from the program).

In the year 2019, we expect that a total of 22 children (7 Class four, and 15 VET) will complete their studies and that 28 students will not come back to school (based on experience). Therefore in 2019 the Center will manage 150 beneficiaries + 50 new cases.

The main pillar of the project remains to be education with the Basic Open Distance Education and Learning Program (ODL), which in total will involves 160 students (129 already enrolled, 31 to be identified) and with the Vocational Training Education (VET) program, that will involve 40 new identified youths (15 that are already enrolled and 25 new students). Beneficiaries of the project also include project staff, like teachers that will be involved in refresher trainings, local authorities and parents, who will be invited to participate to meetings to talk about child rights and protection and on how to manage and support vulnerable children.

1.1 GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT

The General Objective of the project is to contribute to the integration of high disadvantaged children and youths in the intellectual and productive Tanzanian society through formal and informal education.

1.2 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT

The Specific Objective of the project is to ensure that 250 (90% F, 10% M) high disadvantaged and vulnerable children and youths (HDVC&Y) aged 10-21, are identified and rescued in the Bunju Center, attend school or vocational trainings in order to graduate and attain basic skills for life, for further studies and/or self-employment and jobs.

2.0 INTRODUCTION OF BUNJU CENTER

KIWOHEDE Bunju Multipurpose Center  (BMC) is the center which is supporting vulnerable children and youth which include domestic worker, trafficking, early child marriage, early pregnant, female genital mutilation, young mothers, prostitution, and children from extremely poor families with age from 10-21. The center receive children and youth from all districts of Dar es Salaam city namely as Ilala, Kinondoni, Temeke, Kigamboni and Ubungo municipals and Coastal region like Bagamoyo. The center is currently funded by Kiota London and WeWorld Tanzania.BMC is found in Dar es Salaam city Kinondoni district at Mabwepande ward, Kitunda Street. The center is receiving beneficiaries from different areas as mentioned above with cooperation from government Institution such as Police, Social Welfare Departments, and Immigration,Local government Authorities like WEO,MEO,VEO,SWO,CDO and Good Samaritans.The center is offering the following services: Identification of the children and youth, Counseling and Psychosocial counseling, Non- formal Secondary Education, Vocational Education Training (VET), Sports and Games, Arty therapy and Medical care, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) services.

3.0 BUNJU CENTER ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES

3.1.IDENTIFICATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUTHS.

Social welfare department is one of the department which is responsible for the Identification of children and youths through the collaboration with local leaders, Police Gender Desks, CPT and MVCC,Good Samaritans and Social welfare Departments from Dar es Salaam Municipals such as Ilala, Ubungo, Kinondoni, and Temeke as well as Coastal region especially Bagamoyo.The Target Group: The target groups for the Center are child working asDomestic workers, children inTrafficking, Early child marriage, Early pregnant, Young mothers, Female genital mutilation,children in Prostitution, Victim of gender based violence such as sexual violence, physical violence, and Children from extremely poor families.

How children at the Center are identified?

The following below are the procedures for identification of children and youths at the center.

  •        Receiving referrals from different stakeholders.

This process is done by receiving documents and clients from different stakeholders such as police, Social Welfare Departments of different district in Dar es Salaam and Coastal region like Bagamoyo, Good Samaritan and partners for the children who request for education and other services.

  •       Interviewing the child or youth.

Social Welfare Officers gather information from the children and youth through interaction and get the background history and needs of the child/youth from the guardian, parents and other stakeholders.

  •       Withdrawing children and youths from crisis.

The center withdraws children and youth facing problems in the city after receiving call or information from the children, local leaders, Police Gender Desks, CPT and MVCC, Good Samaritans and Social welfare Departments. This activity is mainly performed by Social Welfare Officers who works at the center 24 hrs for withdraw and rescue the children and youth on crisis.

  •    Register the child or youth.

The Center have the special forms for keeping the information of the client, were by all information are to be filled by a Social Welfare officer for record keeping which help to monitor the activities performed at the center. But also the child has a part to write her or his story and at the end both of them they sign child profile forms for confidentiality.

3.2 COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELING

This activity is performed by Social Welfare Officers at the center to all clients received requesting for services available at the center. Special forms for counseling and psychosocial counseling were by the information of the child physical history, work history, family system information, spiritual history, emotional status and present situation status is being analyzed by the Social Welfare Officer and later the client and Social Welfare Officer make an agreement by signing the counseling form for confidentiality but also to work on agreed issues for helping the child.

3.4 REFERRALS

This activity is performed according to the needs of the client but also according to the suggestion of the Social Welfare Officers basing on the problem identified during counseling. We have two types of referrals provided at the center such as internal referral and External referral.

  •    External Referral

This refers to the activities given to the client who are not legible to our center for example clients who need legal support and clients who need services which are not available at the center. This activity can be done after counseling session also during withdrawing the child by the Social Welfare Officers.

  •   Internal Referral.

This is the referral performed at the center from different departments for helping the child according to her or his need or problem identified by the staff.This service is done by using special form which contains details of the child concerned and the feedback of the services given. But also this referral is done to the new client who wants to join Open Distance Learning Program (ODL), Vocational Education Training (VET) and Shelter.

3.5 TEMPORARY SHELTER

This is done to the clients who have been identified to be in crisis including domestic workers who have been chased away by their employers, children running from the family with conflict, children trafficked; children faced different kinds of violence such as sexual violence and physical violence. For the child to be sheltered she must be having a document from Social Welfare Departments.

3.6 HOME VISIT

This activity is done by Social Welfare Officers for the children who are studying and sheltered at the center and found with problem to be resolved within their families. The aim of this activity is to conduct psychological counseling to the family members and educating, creating awareness with the issues identified to the children, parents and guardians. This is done to the children schooling and those who are sheltered at the center when they are reunified with their families within Dar es Salaam and up country such as Iringa, Dodoma, Shinyanga, Kagera, Arusha, Manyara,  Kigoma, Tabora etc.

3.7 REUNIFICATION.

This activity is done to the children who have been withdrawn from hazards work or facing any kind of abuse and requested to be reunified with their families. Mostly sheltered clients are girls aged 10-21years old.

Objectives of Reunification

  • To make children meet their beloved parents and care givers after a long living in exploitative and violent environment.
  • To ensure permanent safeguard of the children.
  • To make staffs share the experience of the consequences of child domestic workers and child trafficking to the parents and care givers
  • To enroll them in schools and vocational training as the way of preventing them to re- involve in domestic works.

Reunification Process

Child reunification is planned when all children required services such as Legal aid, psychosocial counseling and medical services if any have been completely delivered. A social worker holds the admission form given by social welfare officers and any other certifying documents such as letters from where a child was obtained and referred to KIWOHEDE. Reaching to the place of origin a social worker consults the Local authority leaders to call a handling meeting which involve parents/care givers, relatives, social worker and conducts a short public meeting. In that meeting a social worker introduces the Organization activities and the main objective of the reunification activity.

3.8 EDUCATION SERVICE.

3.8.1 Open Distance Learning (ODL) Program.

The center provides the normal secondary education in informal way for children and youth who missed the formal education after facing a lot of problems that made him/her to miss the formal education system. The students are enrolled at the center by performing the entry examinations for the aim of diagnosing the nature of student before being registered that helps teachers to have the good way of treating the students depending on his/her needs identified.The center has been registered by National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) with the registration number of   P 5510 and the Institute of Adult Education with registration number IAE/OS/0215. The O-level secondary education is provided for four years and more depending on the ability of the client, meaning that the student is allowed to repeat the class until he/she passes the required marks. The center follows the QT format for stage one students (form two) and once reaches form four the student performs the examination as private candidate (CSEE). Currently the number of children and youth at the center is 156 which includes; Vocation Education and Training (VET) students, Primary, Sheltered and Open Distance Learning (ODL) students.

NUMBER STUDENTS

CLASS

SEX

TOTAL

 

BOYS

GIRLS

 

I

9

19

28

II

12

22

34

III

8

20

28

IV

9

32

41

TOTAL ODL

38

93

131

VET I

0

1

1

VET II

0

20

20

TOTAL VET

0

21

21

PRIMARY

0

3

3

Sheltered

0

1

1

Grand Total

38

118

156

 

The Center’s academic performance has been improving from time to time. The result shows that, 28(74%) QT students passed the examination out of 38 students who sat for the QT examination and 6(86%) CSEE students passed the examination out of 7 students who sat for CSEE as private candidate. The comparisons of these results are shown in the tables and graphs below. The table and the graph below show the QT performance comparisons between 2017 and 2018.

3.8.2 Vocational Education Training courses–VET (Tailoring and Weaving)

Vocational education and training department is a department working together with other departments at Bunju Multipurpose Center to help the vulnerable children and youth to reach their goals. This department has two sections tailoring and weaving which are working together to provide vocational skills to the students at the center basing on the VETA syllabus. The duration to complete tailoring course is two years while weaving course is one year.

Objectives of Training

  • To provide knowledge to the children for self-employment after accomplishment of their course
  • To help children to have self-discipline during and after being trained.
  • To empower them with different vocational skills to the children this will help them on their field.

3.9 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the departments at KIWOHEDE Bunju Centre. The department is headed by ICT teacher who guide and help students in learning and practice the computer knowledge and skills.

Why ICT skills and knowledge to the Children?

The ICT sessions are conducted at the center with the following main objectives:

  • One of the main aims of ICT is to help students to become competent and confident users who can use the basic knowledge and skills acquired to assist them in their daily lives.
  • It is also prepares students for the world of tomorrow.
  • It aims to help learners to have an open and flexible mind. This will help them to adjust to the inevitable future changes.
  • Through this, it will also ensure equity among all learners, as they will all have the same opportunities to use the ICT facilities in school.
  • Another objective of ICT is to facilitate good communication between the students, thus promoting better social understanding.
  • ICT aims to assist students to grow personally by facilitating different methods of learning.
  • To help students to access distance-learning programs those are now provided by most colleges and universities through ICT knowledge and skills.
  •  It also aims to allow the students to easily access the necessary information over the Internet.

Who participate in ICT sessions?

The ICT department intends to equip all children and youth at the centre with knowledge and skills that will help them to attain the above stated objectives. Therefore, all children and youth registered at the Center attend the ICT classes organized at the Center.

Mode of Operation

The ICT department performs its activities in the ICT Lab with the assistance of ICT teachers. The Lab is equipped with facilities such as computers, uninterrupted power supply, Extension cables and internet routers. Students can access different offline materials, online materials as well as hardcopy from shelf books available in the Lab.Students get in the computer Lab for ICT studies in groups as per school time table.

3.10         SPORT AND GAMES DEPARTMENT.

Sports and games is among of department found in Bunju multipurpose centre, under sports and games departments we conduct different kind of sports in our centre such as Football, Net ball, Basketball, Volleyball, Music and physical martial arts. Sport and games conducted in all days per week from Monday to Friday, whereby students participate according to the school timetable. The department is headed by sport teacher who is the controller of all related sport and games activities. 

Objectives of conducting sports sessions in our centre

  • To develop our students  self –esteem  and self-confidence through positive sporting experience  To develop our students different skills and foster qualities of co-operation, tolerance, consideration, trust and responsibilities.
  • To help students to assess their own abilities and become independent learners, able to solve problems, work in groups and set priorities.
  • To encourage positive communication in both social and academic environments’ between all members of Bunju multipurpose centre.
  • To establish a positive school friend ship, students and staff.
  • To win all competitive match with other school.
 

B.  EUROPEAN INSTRUMENTS OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS (EIDHR) PROJECT.

 

1.0 INTRODUCTION

The title of the Project is countering Harmful Traditional Practices and Discrimination.The general objective of the project is to support civil society to counter harmful traditional practices in Shinyanga region of Tanzania.

The specific objective of the project is to support local civil society in the promotion of actions to combat child marriage.

2.0  TARGETED BENEFICIARIES

  •  300 children attending youth groups (150 girls and 150 boys up to 19 years)
  • 1,000 boys and men through youth groups and male champions
  • 1,000 mothers and fathers,
  •  400 civil society group representatives
  •   500 community leaders/elders and policy makers.

3.0.AREA OF IMPLEMENTATION-USHETU DISTRICT COUNCIL IN 8 WARDS

The project is implemented in 8 wards of Ushetu district Kisuke, Ukune, Uyogo, Ulowa, Kinamapula, Bulungwa, Ulewe, and Ushetu. The donor of the project-European Instruments of Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and has 2years of Implementation.

4.0. PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  • Identify existing youth groups, including school-based clubs (e.g. Tuseme Clubs), community-based youth groups and Children Councils
  • Identification of existing adult groups
  • Assist youth and adult groups in registering and preparing funding requests from LGAs and private sector to implement their solutions.
  • Identify male champions from adult groups to support specific messaging for men.
  • Assist youth groups and adult groups to develop peer-to-peer (both girls and boys) support plans.
  • Facilitate male and female youth and adult group representatives to meet with marriage certifiers.
  • Support male champions and representatives of youth and adult groups to deliver intergenerational dialogue.
  • Training teachers to use choices curriculum to facilitate discussions among the students of TUSEME clubs in eight schools
  • Deliver choices curriculum to facilitate discussions among the students of TUSEME clubs
  • Deliver Malezi bora sessions to parents of the students of TUSEME clubs
  • Facilitate youth and adult groups to select a group of representatives to produce materials and approach local leaders (ward and district level) with information on harmful traditional practic
  • Conduct youth-led public debate at the District level with duty bearers
  • Support community groups to deliver SBCC messages on ending harmful practices through various channels (hanging posters, community rallies, radio dramas, stickers for public buses etc.)
  • Organise workshop sessions with key decision makers in Dodoma, Tabora, Mara and Lindi regions. The workshops will be centred around disseminating the model of change around harmful traditional practices used in Shinyanga. There will also be sharing on the new changes to the Marriage Act and the promotion of child protection issues related to marriage.

5.0 IMPLEMENTED ACTIVITIES.

  • Identify existing youth groups, including school-based clubs (e.g. Tuseme Clubs), community-based youth groups and Children Councils.
  • Identification of existing adult groups
  • Assist youth and adult groups in registering and preparing funding requests from LGAs and private sector to implement their solutions.
  • Identify male champions from adult groups to support specific messaging for men.
  • Assist youth groups and adult groups to develop peer-to-peer (both girls and boys) support plans.
  • Facilitate male and female youth and adult group representatives to meet with marriage certifiers.
  • Support male champions and representatives of youth and adult groups to deliver intergenerational dialogue.
  • Training teachers to use choices curriculum to facilitate discussions among the students of TUSEME clubs in eight schools
  • Deliver choices curriculum to facilitate discussions among the students of TUSEME clubs
  • Deliver Malezi bora sessions to parents of the students of TUSEME clubs.

6.0 RESULTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS ATTAINED SO FAR

  • Increase a sense of ownership of the project’s activity by male champions and representatives of youth and adult groups on facilitating discussion among women, men, male and female. This has been noticed the organization of their activities by consulting their local leaders for scheduling, permissions and gathering participants for intergenerational dialogues. They are committed on delivering messages to community by calling themselves ‘champions of change’ on ending child marriage’, further they have been using opportunities of whatever village or community meetings held to voluntarily to educate the gathered community regarding reasons, effect and proposed solutions to combat harmful traditional practices.  For instance Male champions from Bulungwa wards (Mr. Kanuwali Mtegete, John Makoye and Juma Rashid used opportunity of attending the meeting called by the Member of Parliament meeting on 29th of November 2018 which was conducted at Mseki village to educate their community members about project’s effort to end child marriage to their ward.
 
  • The first phase of intergenerational dialogues have reached direct more than 200 community members in 5 wards (Bulungwa at Mseki village, Ushetu at Mbika village, Uyogo at Bugoshi and Uyogo villages, Kisuke at Itumbo village and Ukune at Iboja village); in which 62 men, 78 women, 38 male youth and 42 female youth was reached.

 

  • Facilitators of Malezi bora sessions were able to demonstrate sessions as they were trained, this can be proven during the monitoring exercise, whereby facilitators created conducive environment which allowed parents to ask questions, commenting on issues raised, sharing their experiences regarding the problems of harmful traditional practices.  Facilitators were guided to conduct discussions to consider both males and females parents to speak out on their views. Facilitators also set them into circle position during discussions and maintained eye contacts, as an approach to remain active listeners, while responding in every issues rose when the activity proceeds.

 

  • Increased sense of obligation by government officials in key departments education, social welfare and community development Leaders are also supporting the affirmative actions to call upon community members, youth and teachers to report or reveal all incidences of child marriage before the marriage takes place. For instance Ushetu district Social welfare officer Ms. Tulizo O. Kilas, Mianli Ngowi (District community development officer and Silvanus Bonda (District education officer ) were strongly cooperated with Discipline teacher Mr Edgar Lucas of Kinamapula primary school to support a child (Happy William) to proceeds with her studies after her father failed to marry her off.  Mr Edgar and Tulizo have been collaborate with KIWOHEDE to make follow up to assess welfare and academic development of child. Provision of education on effect of child marriage to parents of girl.

 

  • Children and Youths are able to make decision by taking actions to counter environment which is risk against child marriage. Basing on what they have learnt so far on choices curriculum and their participation in dialogues, Children have raised their confidence and knowledge to counter harmful traditional practices. A child (Happy William) who is among members of TUSEME club from Kinamapula primary school rescued herself from risking environment of child marriage which was planned and practiced by her own father. A girl confronted a man who was about to marry her and took action by run away from Geita region to her home village of Kinamapula- Ushetu to proceeds with her studies of standard four at Kinamapula primary school.

 

  • Knowledge were provided to Children from Ushetu primary school and Mweli secondary school who participated in dialogues in regards to mechanism which they will use to eliminate obstacles which hinder their social and academic development. This was observed when KIWOHEDE staffs conducted recap to the children by asking several questions related to teacher topics to measure what they so far understand and gained from various dialogues.
  • A total number of 77 Ushetu ward community members participated in dialogues in which 62 were children (31 boys and 31 girls) as well 15 were adult (4 were men while 11were women).
 
  • Increased level of understandings to students of Ushetu primary and Mweli secondary schools who were involved in dialogues concerning effect of child pregnancy, child marriage and mechanisms to challenging child pregnancy and child marriage. The discussions conducted among KIWOHEDE officers, Kisuke health officer and children themselves helped to increase level of understand to those children. Children where abled to speak out what they understand in regards to effect of child marriage, child pregnancies and how to challenging those problems. Kisuke Health officer Ms Gaudensia Kisawe cemented the discussion by educating students more on effect of child marriage and child pregnancies.
 
  • Increased commitment to Ushetu ward development officer and adult community members involved in dialogue; whereby agreement between Mbika village community members and Ushetu ward development officer were made for them to support the project  – Ms. Theresian Nyabusirare were made  to spread the right messages to whatever village meetings which they will participating to advocate its effect in regards to support  adolescent girls to access education, eliminate obstacles which further hinder children’s effort to reach their dreams. This will comprehensively change attitudes of community members by start to feel sense of obligation to support adolescent’s girls to study since they will learn from their own trusted leaders which will add credibility on the project to support positive changes in project wards in collaboration with the Government.

 

  • Community Leaders who perform marriages have started to refuse to perform marriage to the children after being empowered with knowledge regarding criteria to consider when they perform marriage including observing the birth certificate of a person who is about to get marriage. KIWOHEDE have received several calls from marriage certifiers (Religious leaders and traditional leaders to notify that they have started to raise awareness to community through Religious forums, church, mosques and meetings.
  • Capacity building and awareness raising meeting have provided opportunity to the participants to come up with action plan which enlisted some agreements made on prevention and protection of children from early marriage. Including

    i.   Birth certificate will be first and primary criteria to formally testify if the girl had reached the 18 years or not before performing marriage.

   ii.    Community have to call freely 116 as government phone number to stop early marriage 

   iii.   Participants in meeting agreed to provide self-awareness  education to the adolescent girls including build capacity to them so they can have confidence to argue and make decision regarding their own matters

   iv.    Participants in meeting agreed to report on time to KIWOHEDE or any government official if they find out a particular girl is about to get marriage.

 

C.    KINONDONI AND TEMEKE  PROJECT (KITE).

1.0 INTRODUCTION

KITE II  Improving Quality Education in Kinondoni and Temeke, in Dar es Salaam. This project is funded byWeWorld Tanzania for the period of 3 years from January 1st,2019 – December 31st, 2021. The project is implemented by WeWorld and KIWOHEDE in which WeWorld is responsible for the two project components as per below explanation of the project component(Quality education and Inclusive education) while KIWOHEDE is responsible for implementation of all activities under component three (Child protection).

1.1 GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT

The general objective of the project is to contribute to ensure access to a safe and quality education environment, according to SDGs 4 and 5 and the Tanzania Education Sector Development Plan for 2016/17 to 2020/21, in particular priority (i), which states among its objectives “increase completion of eleven years of basic education through universal access to primary and significant reduction in dropouts, and reduce the stock of out-of-school children" and priority (ii) which states among its objectives “producing trained and qualified teachers in all subjects.

1.2 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT

To increase the school retention for the most vulnerable children within the project schools in Temeke and Kinondoni districts in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, through the improvement of the quality of education and the child protection system in the school communities.

1.3 BENEFICIARIES OF THE PROJECT

The direct beneficiaries of the project are 19,355 people, divided as follows:

  • 17,518 students of the 10 target primary schools (8,650 M, 8,868 F)
  • 1,190 students of the pre-primary classes (717 M, 473 F)
  • 397 teachers of the 10 target primary schools (63 M, 334 F)
  • 15 teachers of the pre-primary classes (0 M, 15 F)
  • 130 members of the 10 school committees
  • 7 Mtaa committees (15 people each)

2.0 COMPONENT OF THE PROJECT

The present project goal is to respond to the above mentioned problems by implementing a programme divided into 3 main components, all of which contributing to increase the school retention in the target schools, by making the school environment characterized by quality, inclusive and safe education:

2.1. Quality Education:

  • Strengthen the competences of teachers on specific subjects
  • Conduct a study on truancy and drop-out in the target schools in order to get a general picture of the main causes and consequences of this phenomena and adjust WeWorld intervention in the project area for a more efficient action
  • Teach teachers on child-centred teaching methodologies
  • Support child clubs
  • Increase the community awareness about education and disability
  • Strengthen the community participation in school activities (local authorities, parents, teachers, pupils...)

2.2. Inclusive Education:

  • Support the remedial class programme in the target schools
  • Support the most vulnerable children to retain them to school by providing material
  • Support poor families of beneficiary students to start small businesses

2.3 Child Protection:

  • Strengthen the awareness of students about child rights
  • Increase skills and competencies of teachers, school committees and parents about child protection and child rights
  • Creation of a school code of conduct, with focus on child protection and prevention of violence
  • Support the children to open up in case of violence and to speak up about their rights
  • Creation of Mtaa Committees for child protection

3.0        AREAS OF IMPLEMENTATION

3.1 Kinondoni Municipal

Kinondoni is the northernmost Municipality respect to the other ones. Kinondoni municipality has a population of 1,775,049 people as per 2012 census, whereby female numbered 914,247 and males were 860,802. Kinondoni is made up of 20 wards. The estimated population for 2017 accounted for 1,231,516 inhabitants. Socially and culturally Kinondoni is changing very fast. The original Islamic embracing inhabitants are being replaced by a mixed society of people from all over Tanzania. Though Kinondoni counts some high income suburbs, such as Masaki, Mikocheni and Msasani, most of its inhabitants have to struggle for daily life. Social disparities are considerable, while public services do not meet the basic needs of the population (National Bureau of Statistics, 2017).Kinondoni Municipal Council has 153 Pre -Primary Schools out of which 76 belong to Government and 77 are owned by private sectors. Also, Municipal Council has 148 Primary schools, whereby 77 are owned by Government and 71 Primary Schools are owned by Private Sectors. All 77 Government Primary Schools have a total number of 86,209 pupils from Pre-Primary level to Primary level and 2,014 teachers (Kinondoni Municipal Profile, 2017).

3.2 Temeke Municipal

Temeke is the most industrialized municipality of Dar es Salaam. It has the largest concentration of low-income residents, and consists of 24 wards. Its suburbs of Mbagala, Kijichi and Mtoni – which are targeted by this project – are amongst the poorest. Population projections for 2017 accounted for 1,597,479. The mostly diffused occupation of local inhabitants is petty trading, majorly at informal level, followed by handwork in the construction sector and completed by a wide range of precarious, temporary and casual jobs. Many people do frequently skip from one occupation to another according to the momentary conditions and necessities (National Bureau of Statistics, 2017).Temeke municipality has 167 primary schools (113 public and 54 private) for a total of 173,189 students enrolled in public primary schools (83,661 males and 89,528 females) and 15,872 students enrolled in private primary schools (7.977 males and 7,859 females). The total number of teachers and school staff members is equal to 4,838, of which 3,625 women (Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Education Statistics, President’s Office 2016).

4.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES

Under component three, Child Protection which is directly implemented by KIWOHEDE, the following activities are planned to be done for the period of three year of the project from 2019 to 2021:

  • Development of School codes of Conduct for child protection.
  • Conduct child protection stakeholders meeting to validate the developed school codes of conduct.
  • Creation and management of child rights (TUSEME) clubs.
  • Selection of pupil champions that will support the school focal points in the identification of child abuse cases at school level.
  • Training on Children Guidance and Counselling for 20 focal points.
  • School-based training on positive parenting for 40 teachers per school.
  • Creation of 7 Mtaa commitees for child protection.
  • Follow up meetings with the 7 Mtaa committee members.
  • Children training on child rights, child protection, SRH, Life skills, gender and menstrual hygiene for 3,000 pupils per year.
  • Conduction of 30 parents meetings/dialogues at school level on child rights, child protection, gender and positive parenting.
  • Use of suggestion boxes to collect children’s complaints, opinions and reports of violence’s cases etc.
  •  Periodic monitoring and evaluation assessments of teachers, school committee members and students’ skills on child protection and referral system and the application of the school code of conduct.
D.    CONTRIBUTION TO ELIMINATION OF CHILD TRAFFICKING FOR DOMESTIC WORK-MWANZA
The Contribution to elimination of ChildTrafficking for Domestic project is funded by   TERRE DES HOMMES – NL .
This Project implimanting in  Mwanza region across 5 districts of Mwanza region in Tanzania. These districts are  
Nyamagana (2 wards  Mhandu and Nyegezi), Ilemela(2wards- Pasiansi and Nyamanoro), Misungwi (1ward- Usagara), 
Sengerema (2wards- Ibisabageni and Nyamatongo), and Magu (1ward- Kisesa).

Objectives of the Project.

  • Families and communities in Mwanza are aware of the dangers of Child Trafficking (CT) for domestic  labour and develop plans to change abusive and exploitative practices 
  • Privatesectorentitiesengagedbytheprojectareawareofthedangersofchildtraffickingandtheirinfluence  in addressing preventing and responding to CT/child abuse 
  • Child victims of trafficking for domestic work and those at risk in Mwanza identify and make use of established reporting procedures for reporting cases of abuse or risk thereof
  • CSOs coordinate child rights advocacy initiatives towards private sector and/or government and/or law enforcement agencies among inter-CSO networks to protect the rights and best interests of child victims of trafficking
  •  Law enforcement agencies actively respond to and investigate suspected cases of child trafficking for domestic work  in a child friendly manner
  • Government(social welfare officers, District Child Protection Teams, provides access to child friendly services that respond to their needs

Project beneficiaries

  • 10,000 (6000 girls, 4,000 boys) Vulnerable children to receive CRs awareness
  • 750 (100 boys and 650 girls) will be immediately safeguarded
  •  300 children (120 boys and 180 girls) child right club member
  • 120 (20 boys and 100 girls) to receive legal aid
  • 240 children (65boys and 175girls) to receive educational support
  • 750 caregivers/families counselled
  •  20,000 community members to receive CRs   awareness
  • CSOs:  75 CSO representatives
  •  25 private sector entities
  •  75 government officials (Social workers, local government officers -75 law enforcement officers/ Judiciary & Police)

Activities planned to be implemented

  • Identify and rescue  650 girls and  100  boys who are victims of trafficking into domestic work
  • Facilitate awareness raising among children using IEC materials
  • Training of children as peer educators
  • Strengthening/establishment of CR clubs
  • Training 50 club patrons/matrons and club leaders
  • Identify and provide vulnerable girls  and boys with educational support
  • Identify and provide exploited/abused  boys  and girls with educational support
  • Conduct family counseling and reunification for 25 boys
  • Organize life skills training and remedial education sessions
  • Provide legal aid for 100 girls and 20 boys
  • Conduct awareness raising through radio programs on child trafficking and hazardous child domestic work targeting to reach 20, 000.
  • Outreach/ sensitization visits  to targeted communities
  • Train 200 parents on parenting skills and how to protect their children from child trafficking
  • Sensitization meetings with key opinion leaders from the 8 wards to orient them about the project and their role in supporting the identification and reporting of cases
  • Regular/monthly follow up meetings with sensitized opinion leaders
  • Sensitization meetings with key opinion leaders from the 8 wards to orient them about the project and their role in supporting the identification and reporting of cases
  • Regular/monthly follow up meetings with sensitized opinion leaders
  • Train 75 local Government officials  on issues related to child domestic work
  • Conduct annual regional conference on TIC comprising 100 key stakeholders
  • Conduct 2 meetings with local government authorities to lobby them to develop by laws which will protect CDWs in Mwanza
  • Organise dialogues and sensitiz

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