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Our History

In 2014, a small group of child protection expert with background in Sociology and Social Work gathered to discuss the plight of child abuse in Tanzania. The resolution of the meeting was the establishment of Elimu Mwangaza Tanzania. The organization was officially registered on 25th September, 2014 by the Tanzanian government. Since its inception, the organization has been working with grass-root communities to gather information which will help to develop a programme to reduce the rate and consequently end exploitation and violence against children in schools, families and in the community of Moshi in Tanzania.

When the organization has started its child protection work, Violence Against Children (VAC) study in Tanzania (2011), indicated that nearly 3 out of every 5 female aged 15-23 were report to have experienced at least one incidence of sexual violence before they reached the age of 18 years, and almost three-quarters of female and males have experienced physical violence before they reached the age of 18. These violence are said to be done by an adult or someone they trust.
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About Elimu Mwangaza Tanzania

Elimu Mwangaza Tanzania is a non government organization with registration number oooNGO/0008929 From the ministry of Community Development Gender and Children under the NGO ACT, 24/2002.The organisation has a status of operating at national level.It was previously called Elimisha Pamoja Tanzania. It is dedicated to ending child abuse, violence and to support vulnerable girls and boys to access quality education in Tanzania.


Our aim is to raise awareness in the community, train children on their rights and responsibilities, and build the capacity of targeted primary schools and communities to address security, moral and discipline issues which affect children’s learning. Moreover, the organisation is dedicated to develop safety standards for children in schools; and increase the awareness of the general community on how to judge the level of safety of a school.

Children, especially the most vulnerable children, deserve the highest standards of care and protection. Standards provide the basis for agencies to develop effective ways of keeping children safe. The standards ensure that through awareness, good practice and robust systems and procedures, staff and other representatives are able to keep children safe from harm. Protection systems in many countries are often weak, and leave agencies and staff facing complex child protection dilemmas

We, currently promote child protection through sports in ChemChem Primary school in Arusha Chini ward in Moshi. The organization also supports vulnerable children from poor families to access learning materials such as exercise books and pens. The support to vulnerable children and sport aim to unite children, fight against bullying and reducing truancy and drop outs. The organization aims to build skills of duty bearers on child protection and the mechanisms to address child abuse, and violence against children.

Vision

A country where all children have access to child protection and participation and they are able to receive quality education services.

Mission

To stimulate and promote quality education, child protection, and child participation to children, through trainings and awareness rising to families and communities at large.

Overall Goal

To improve quality of education, child protection and life of vulnerable children in Tanzania.

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