ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2014
(a) 25 Workshops in schools
The AVC Volunteer Center have introduced "After School Programmes" in rural and underserved communities in the Kinondoni District to a village in the Dar es Salaam region called Kibwegele to promote education for the poor, vulnerable children and youth. The AVC Volunteer Center have formed youth volunteer teams together with facilitators which run by raising awareness through programs in primary and secondary schools located in rural areas in Dar es Salaam region and nearby regions. In the community of approximate 5,000 children and youth who are living in poor conditions. Due to the challenges that face our communities, the after school programme was started as way of solving these challenges.
The AVC Volunteer Center has run about 25 workshops at the Kibwegele Primary and Secondary schools in the Kibamba community within the rural areas of the Dar es Salaam region and the Mloganzila Primary School in Pwani region. Topics facilitated during the workshops were based on educating young men and women on relevant social economic issues such as children, women, and disability rights, impacts of drug abuse, prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and STI's, environmental conservation and poverty eradication.
The outcomes from the "After School Programmes" reduced the rate of youth's involvement in poor lifestyles such as drug abuse, robbery and prostitution. Therefore the awareness and advocacy activities of human rights improved. The number of entrepreneurs and environmental conservation groups increased within school communities. In both of these suitations schools received a great response from students, staffs and community members encouraging us to continue and to do more workshops.
(b) AVC Volunteer Center supports more than 100 orphans and street/poor children.
Each year an estimated 15 million children in the world die of hunger. The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population are undernourished. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger. One person in four is undernourished. Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five resulting in 3.1 million children each year.
The AVC Volunteer Center supported disadvantaged communities especially children by bringing their stories and experience to the attention of the public, decision-makers and stakeholders. We have provided food and clothing to more than 100 orphans and poor children at the "New Hope Orphans Home" in Tegeta and the "Child and Son Center" in the Manzese community in Dar es Salaam region, Tanzania.