Educate 155 Street Children and Girls in Tanzania

by International Childcare Trust

Summary

This project supports some of the most marginalised children in Arusha, northern Tanzania, taking them off the streets, reuniting them with their families, and offering education or training. Each year it will provide alternative employment opportunities to 25 teenage sex workers through vocational, reproductive health and life skills training; prevent 100 children dropping out of school through counseling, home visits and school support; and reunite 30 street children with their families.
$23,584
total goal
$23,318
remaining
9
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Due to poverty, many children in Arusha are pushed onto the streets where they often resort to street hawking, scavenging for food, begging, drug trafficking and theft. On the street they are extremely vulnerable to violence and harassment; young girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse and prostitution and are at high risk of contracting STIs and HIV/AIDS. The majority of these children will join gangs, especially those without a family, turning to a life of crime and drug abuse.

Solution

This project will provide vocational, reproductive health and life skills training to teenage girls, taking them off the streets and offering them the chance of viable employment. It will provide counseling, home visits and school materials to children from poor families, improving their chance of completing their education. It will also provide counseling, home visits, family support, and follow-up to children living on the streets, with the aim of reuniting them with their families.

Long-Term Impact

This project will ensure that 155 street children and vulnerable girls are protected from harm and exploitation and give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to become responsible and productive members of society. Through awareness raising initiatives, it will also change the attitudes of the wider community towards street children and increase their involvement in providing much needed support to marginalised children within their communities.

Resources

http:/​/​www.ict-uk.org

Organization Information

International Childcare Trust

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.international-childcare-trust.org
International Childcare Trust
Project Leader:
Meriel Flint
Fundraising & Marketing Manager
London, Greater London United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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