Family First – Preserving, Strengthening & Caring for families and OVC’s
Children’s Right’s Advocacy
A safe and happy place for children to come to our Center before or after school while their parents are still at work.
We work with the Government Social Welfare Department to reunite children living in institutions back to their families.
We have begun the first foster care system in Tanga, identifying, training and registering families to care for vulnerable children.
We work to strengthen vulnerable families to stop them ever needing to send their children to institutions.
L . E . O
Leadership, Education & Opportunity
Communities for children’s Rights
Child Abuse Prevention
We work with the local communities around our Center as well as children’s institutions to deliver seminars on children’s rights with the aim to prevent child abuse.
We run a group for vulnerable young girls aged 10-16 over a year. Presenting a curriculum of life skills, exposure to new experiences and psyco-social support.
This is an extra-curricular club for kids to explore their own gifts and reach their full potential whilst also addressing needs in their communities and making change happen. It is a 12 week program operating in Secondary Schools
Using our tuk tuk as a means of outreach to the villages in Pangani & Tanga, we aim to promote; literacy; community education on important children’s issues and as a way to access the most vulnerable children.
ON SITE DIRECTOR GEORGINA HILL
Georgina grew up on Cyprus and her husband Ed in the UK. They have lived in Tanzania since 2014 with their two children. Georgina realised at around 18 that the untouched potential in children living in poverty was part of her story. It was imprinted in her heart that it was wrong that people ignored or pitied children in vulnerable situations. She went on to get her BSc in International Development and is currently studying for her MSc in Development Education.
They now run a Centre for orphaned and vulnerable children to have life changing services such as health, education, counseling and so much more. Georgina & Ed empower parents or caregivers of these children with skills to be better parents and to start businesses. Ed works in the background doing the groundwork whilst Georgina opens kindergartens in remote villages, starts children’s rights and leadership clubs in schools and is working with the government to improve the way they deal with and help orphans by creating a database and response systems. She has also started a girls group for those living with HIV, training teachers and village leaders in children centered approaches and is hoping to expand all the existing projects in the coming years.
Georgina’s challenge to us all is to stand up and fight for the rights of vulnerable children to achieve their full potential. We all have a part to play, and all have something we can give.
All children have the ability to change the world and Pamoja Leo works to help children thrive and be all they can be!