Kids Aid Tanzania
Registered Charity Number: 1111220
Kids Aid Tanzania works with local organisations focussed on the care, education and medical needs of vulnerable children, mainly in Mwanza, in western Tanzania. They encompass orphanages, street chidren and community programmes.
KAT has to raise a £1300 per month to support 70 children at the Watoto wa Africa orphaange. They are mainly of primary school age and have lost their parents as a result of the HIV/AIDs pandemic. Other orphanage programmes have included providing a water supply for the Mount Zion orphanage, a toilet and shower block for the Hisani orphanage and a water purification system for the Forever Angels abandoned and viulnerable babies home.
Mwanza has an estimated 800 street children. Street children projects are mainly concerned with finding out why children have run away and seeking to remove the obstacles which prevent them returning to their families. While this is being done the chidren have to be looked after. KAT has given grants to pay for school uniforms and the refurbishment of the kitchen at the Kuleana Street Children's Centre, to pay for solar lighting, water tank repairs and refurbishment of buildings at the Upenod Daima Centre, and to provide help for girls who become mothers whilst living on the streets.
Malaria kills a child under the age of 5 every 45 minutes in sub-Saharan Africa. We have paid for and overseen the distribution of bed nets to protect over 15,000 children from bites from malaria-carrying mosquitoes which are active from dusk to dawn. Most of these children come from the Bugarika squatter settlement in Mwanza,and from 15 villages on nearby Ukerewe island in Lake Victoria. The remainder were attending schools, colleges, health centres and a hospital in Arusha and in the surrounding Masai communities.
KAT is also helping Lake Victoria Children's Centre which covers education, health, child abuse and malnutrition on Ukerewe Island.
KAT has a partnership wiuth Derby Grammar School to develop Gedeli Primary School which a number of orphanage children attend. The Gedeli School is very overcrowded with up to 200 children in a class. So far, the Derby school has funded a new classroom, desks, teaching and sports equipment, mains water and electricity and toilets. Boys and girls from Derby visit the school every year.
Kids Aid Tanzania
48 Main Street
Phone: 01283 733001
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