Street Outreach Program
Dirty clothes, lack of proper meals, cold nights, street fights and lost hope for a definite future.
This is what street life is all about.
There are an estimated 600,000 street-connected children and youth in Tanzania. This means 600,000 boys and girls under the age of 18 eat, play, work and sleep on the streets. We are dedicated to make an impact on this population and decreasing the amount of children and youth connected to the streets in Moshi, Tanzania.
Providing vocational and life-skills training in their own environment, our team of local leaders whom are ex-street-connected children themselves, gives youth a sense of purpose and self-worth. These skills offer our program participants an opportunity to make money and begin to sustain themselves; the first step to getting off the streets.
We hope to make an even greater impact in the lives of those we work with by opening a community centre/shelter in the local area most of these youth hangout in. By providing single-night housing, we are encouraging the youth to be proactive in achieving stable housing; whether it be through family reunification, skill development to gain employment, or fostering. The shelter will provide a safe, warm and comfortable night sleep. Upon opening in the morning, youth will return to their daily activities and will be welcome to attend our programs offered on site.
To make this dream come true, we project needing to raise approximately $50,000USD. Every penny counts. Please consider donating today, to provide a safe place for children and youth to sleep at night.
Different skill-based classes taught
Home visits & family education session in 2018
Children on average attending daily
USD / month to sponsor program operation costs
Successful family reunifications in 2018
USD / month to sponsor one leaders' salary