Children’s Program

This program intends to help children who are orphans, street children, at risk children of dropping out from schools and children who have already dropped out from schools by addressing the causes that put them at risk and excluded from the schools. The program provides sponsorship to individual pupils through linking these children with individuals and organizations who are interested in supporting. It also works with the families of these children to find short and long term solutions of their situations through Community Economic Support Groups (CESG’s).

This program provides interim residential care services to street children and orphans whose cases need more time for resolution. In the residential care centre the children are provided with protection and education services for their welfare and development.

Detailed below is how the situation is on the ground with only few schools that are used as sample for the wider picture that will be determined later when a research will be conducted.

  1. Children at risk of dropping out from schools – Kilimanjaro region.
    At Manushi Juu Primary School 24 pupils are at risk of dropping out from school because they lack school uniforms and other costs.At Lambo Extended Primary School 42 pupils are at risk of dropping out from school because they lack school uniforms and other costs.At Pasua Primary School 129 pupils are at risk of dropping out from school because they lack school uniforms and other costs.
  2. Street Children in Moshi town – Kilimanjaro region.
    In Moshi town there are currently 3 centers with a combined capacity of 170 children that offer care services, yet there are currently 169 full time children on the streets in Moshi town. This means that 169 children on the street in Moshi town have limited chances of gaining entry into residential care centers for their protection and education services.
  3. Orphan children – Kilimanjaro region.
    At Manushi Chini primary school there are 40 orphan pupils (25 girls and 15 boys) who do not attend at school because they lack school requirements such as uniforms and other costs.At Umbwe primary school there are 15 orphan pupils (8 girls and 7 boys) who do not attend at school because they lack school requirements such as uniforms and other costs and even at their homes they do not access their basic needs such as food, cloth and shelter.At Kimanganuni primary school there are 32 orphan pupils (14 girls and 18 boys) who do not attend at school because they lack school requirements such as uniforms and other costs. Also they do not access basic needs at their homes.
  4. Other vulnerable children – Kilimanjaro region.
    At Umbwe primary school there are 50 pupils (30 girls and 20 boys) who do not attend at school because they lack school requirements and their parents can not afford to fulfill these requirements such as school uniforms and other school costs.At Kimanganuni primary school there are 10 pupils (4 girls and 6 boys) pupils who do not attend at school because they lack school requirements and their parents can not afford to fulfill these requirements such as school uniforms and other school costs.

It costs 40 US Dollars a year to take one child to these primary schools.

It costs 70 US Dollars a month for one street child or an orphan to access

5 Comments

  1. Linley says:

    To whom it may concern,
    I’m organising to raise a fund to an charity organisation to help the children in need in kilimanjaro orphan centre.
    The fund raise will liase with my climb at Kilimanjaro in September 2007.
    I just wanted to know how can i raise a fund from my part with the cooperation of my company ” Jebel Ali International” in Dubai. Can you kindly send me a proposal of how may i help the orphan in kilimanjaro.
    Or do you have any part of the project that we can be part of??
    I would take the opportunity to visit the centre on my visit in kilimanjaro.
    please your kind respond is highly appreciated.
    Best Regards
    Linley Marjolin

  2. Mrs. Jansy Hansen says:

    I am a chaperone for a venture scout group form Alaska, USA. The scouts are ages 15-18 years of age. We are planning a trip to climb Kilimanjaro in early June 2008. The scouts would like to to do something that helps the youth of Tanzania. We will be available to volunteer a few days and would like to know if there is meaningful work the scouts could do for your organization that would be helpful to the people of Tanzania.
    Please advise.
    Thank you for your time.
    Mrs. Jansy Hansen

  3. lucy mallya says:

    I am from Kilimanjaro, Kibosho Manushi Chini. I would like to join you guys, cause i have been looking for how to help these people. I am in USA, KANSAS MISSOURI.
    my contact is above
    thanks and God bless you

  4. Liz Bengis says:

    I am climbing Kilimanjaro in July and looking for a local charity to support. We intend to ask our friends and family to support the charity through our climb. Your organization seemed interesting to me…I am a professional social worker, although currently not working, and have always been concentrated on Child Welfare. Can someone please send me more information on The Kilimanjaro Center and some names and numbers of the people I should contact.

    Thanks for your help.

    Regards,

    Liz Bengis

  5. Liz Bengis says:

    Forgot to leave my address:

    17 Edis Street
    London NW1 8LE
    UK

    Thanks!

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