Magamba Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

Mobilized the community to form village savings and loan groups, and supported these groups with equipment, monitoring, and follow-up training. World Vision also encouraged the savings groups to establish a “Social Fund” to help fund special needs in the community. To increase family income, 425 farmers attended training World Vision offered on modern animal husbandry practices. To increase crop productivity, farmers from 12 villages attended our classes on new agriculture technologies. Conducted nutritional workshops for parents and leaders that improved the nutritional status of children under age 5. 10 children with chronic diseases received support from World Vision to be treated at larger hospitals. Orphans and vulnerable children received school fees so they could continue their education. 45 head teachers discussed ways to improve the quality of primary school education during World Vision sponsored trainings. School leaders learned about providing better access to education for disabled children. Community members and local leaders met regularly to plan ways to help children improve their reading, writing, and math skills. Trained 50 emergency response disaster management committee members on how to respond and serve the community's needs in the event of a disaster.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Tanzania>Tanga

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Education

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