Project/Programme Name
Nom du projet/programme

Tegemeo: Kilema Orphans and Vulnerable Children Support Programme

Lead Organization
Organisation principal

Canada Africa Community Health Alliance

Période de temps

2005 > Ongoing

Tanzania / Tanzanie

themes / thèmes

Methodology / Méthodologie

Building on our established partnership with Kilema Hospital, we are striving to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children in the Kilema area in the following ways:

  • Providing of basic necessities such as food, clothing, medical care and proper shelter
  • Ensuring that orphans and vulnerable children receive education through provision of school fees, school uniforms and school lunches
  • Meeting the social and emotional needs of the children through recreational activities and psychosocial support
  • Utilizing tracking systems to ensure monitoring of support, periodic home visits, transparency and appropriate distribution of resources among children according to their different levels of need

Objectives / Objectifs

Medical Missions and Community Outreach Caravans

The first community outreach caravan was implemented in February of 2006 by bringing frontline medical care to 9 village dispensaries in the Kilema area. Following an overwhelmingly positive response, 2 back-to-back caravans were organized in February of 2007, totalling 18 clinic days throughout the district and a fourth caravan took place in February of 2008. Today, CACHA organises seven medical missions per year to Tanzania as well as two infrastructure missions. See CACHA's missions and events page for the latest announced mission dates to Kilema District Hospital, Ukerewe’s Nansio Hospital, the PTE Women’s Health missions, and Shirati KMT Hospital.

Outcomes / Résultats

We want these children not only to survive the impact of HIV/AIDS but also to become productive and supportive members of their community. We will build upon existing resources, the skills and knowledge of our partners at Kilema District Hospital, and organizations already active in the community to achieve our objectives and ensure that these children have a brighter future. We aim to make your donation as effective as possible through a programme that is sustainable and efficient, striving to empower the local community to build these brighter futures for years to come. $365 will support one child for one year, equivalent to $1 a day.

Annual Budget / Budget annuel

Less than $100,000

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