- Every Child Counts development activities are spread over 8 villages of which 4 villages is in Arusha district and other 4 villages in Monduli district.
- The project villages are situated in the semi hill region with an average rainfall about 130-mm/ year. The projects villages are located around 15 45 kms radius from every nearest small town.
The target people covered under the project are Maasai, Sukuma, Kurya, and other pastoralist communities who are weaker sections of the society. The socio economic conditions of the target groups are far behind of satisfactory level and the project villages are lacking the primary infrastructures.
Tailoring Project Supported by Haella from Neatherlands
FGM Seminar in Monduli Juu
Every Child Counts as part of its comprehensive holistic approach to improve the quality of life of the rural communities is facilitating a number of need based and people centered activities in the project area. Some of the main activities are: women and children development, rural literacy, awareness on early/child marriages from the past 9 months.
It has been the philosophy of Every Child Counts to identify committed women and youth leaders from among the community for planning and implementing of all the development programmes and to involve the community in each and every step. This is to ensure that the participation of the community is full-fledged in all our activities and the communities feel a sense of ownership to the project. Thus all the initiatives and development programmes of Every Child Counts are aimed at facilitating the vulnerable communities attain self-reliance.
To raise awareness of FGM to new emerging communities and focused groups in Tanzania
To increases the economic confidence of women, men and young people within communities
To improve decision making to all those who are at individual level to make the best choices
To improve knowledge to communities on child protection, development and care