Not Another Child

Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA

tanzania

Zanzibar, our current "AS OPPORTUNITY PERMITS" initiative

For some children, NAC is an occasional event.  In the northernmost part of Zanzibar, an idyllic island off the coast of Tanzania, there is appalling poverty not far from luxury resorts catered to western tourists. Village life affords no luxuries, including much-prized paper, writing instruments, or treats like candy or juice. NAC brought these children tools for self-expression and education, as well as little treats to celebrate the month of Ramadan, as 98% of the population is Muslim.  Trusted Contact Wylma has arranged three such excursions and distributed goodies to at least One Hundred Children as of September 2016.  Please see our newest page on Zanzibar for further information. 

We routinely provide support to two families with a total of 10 children residing in the Masaki and Namanga neighborhoods.  
Additionally, in August 2016, we started a new initiative in the Jangwani slums of Dar es Salaam, feeding more than 85 children from 53 families.  The families receive food staples (rice, beans, maize, sugar, salt, oil, tea) and each child receives a special bagged lunch at the same time.

Population:

51,045,882

0-14 years:

44.34%

Population below the poverty line:

67.9% (2011 est.)

UPDATE (Autumn/Winter 2016):  ​NAC, with the help of trusted volunteer Anna, has opened a small and unofficial "school" in the Jangwani neighborhood of Dar es Salaam.  The young children attend twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Anna teaches them to read and write the Swahili alphabet.  She also instructs them in basic African geography.  On Thursdays, the emphasis is personal hygiene; students have been provided a toothbrush, toothpaste and soap so they can continue to practice keeping clean on their own.  Additionally, the students are given a snack each session, and once a month a hot meal.  Mothers and children alike are so proud of their new learning space!