Kili Centre is a Tanzanian registered NGO, non-religious, non-profit making and non-political organization (registration number 07NGO/1812). It was founded in June 2006 and is situated in the Kilimanjaro Region – Moshi District, Uru Kusini Ward in a small village known as Kariwa. The Kili Centre’s intentions are to provide protection, development and reintegration services for orphans and street children in Tanzania. The organisation runs three major programs: Provisional Residential Care Centre (PRCC), Child Development Centre (CDC) and Child Reintegration Services (CRS).
To help create a world where all children have equal opportunities regardless of their background.
To work towards empowering children through provision of services such as Provisional Residential Care Centre (PRCC), Child Development Centre (CDC) & Child Reintegration Services (CRS).
Our beliefs/driving force:
Kili Centre believes that when children fail to develop their capabilities it is not just a loss to them but also their communities, the nation and the world as a whole. Kili Centre works with orphans and street children in Tanzania. It upholds their rights to live in safety, to receive education and to participate in decisions affecting their lives. The Kili Centre assists the children to become healthy, well-adjusted adults. We believe that only by working with them, their families, communities, other organisations and the government authorities we can address the root causes behind their issues.
- To provide protection and development services to orphans and street children in Kilimanjaro region through provisional residential care centre, child development centre, child reintegration services, community based mechanisms that address child vulnerability and referrals to other service providers within Kilimanjaro region and Tanzania as a whole.
- To equip orphans and street children with life skills and vocational training for self-reliance.
- To educate the community about the causes and needs of orphans and street children.
- To network with other like-minded organizations and individuals to exchange ideas, experiences and techniques so that together we can build a stronger and more caring community.