Tunandoto Tanzania Programme – Sustainably Transformed Childhoods
Even though Tanzania’s economy has grown rapidly throughout the 21st century, it still among the least developed countries in the world. Nearly half of the population live in poverty.
Rapid population growth and gender inequality remain as challenges to development, and the rights of children remain unfulfilled in many parts of the country. The society faces a variety of multifaceted problems, including poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, as well as child marriages and domestic violence.
Supporting children’s right to education
Fida’s Country Programme aims to improve access to quality education and safer living environments for children and youth in Tanzania. Fida partners with the Free Pentecostal Church of Tanzania (FPCT). Work is carried out in seven regions.
Promoting inclusive education and women’s empowerment
Children’s informal learning is supported through extracurricular activities and competitions. Teachers receive training on inclusive and child-led teaching methods. Access to education is improved for children with disabilities. Youth receive vocational training and support in finding employment.
Women are empowered through entrepreneurship training, table banking, and adult literacy classes. Communities receive information and training on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Improving food security through sustainable farming
Farmers receive training on sustainable farming to improve food security and increase resilience to climate change. The partner organization receives training on advocacy, administration, and finance, strengthening their ability to be a force for positive change in the local communities in Tanzania.