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Old Nguvumali Women Centre

Old Nguvumali Women Centre

Tanga, Tanzania

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FCS Narrative Report

Introduction

Old Nguvumali Women Centre
ONGWECE
Hamonizing Community Engagement in 2000 Women and Gender Development Policy
FCS/MG/2/09/042
Dates: 15th January 2011 to 30th March 2011Quarter(s): IV
Mrs. Devina Kibaja, P.O. Box 1515, Mob: +255 784 303059 ./0652 401543. /0758254424. E-Mail: ongwece@yahoo.com. Tanga ,Tanzania

Project Description

Policy Engagement
This project sought to increase women access to equal development opportunities for sustainable community livelihood by organizing awareness training to 30 Tanga District Central and Local Government Leaders, Conduct Community based participatory need assessment to 83 women and women groups organization members by January 2010.

Organized training to 40 training of Trainers,TOTs on the the 2003 national women and Gender development policy and its relevant development opportunities and resources by February 2010.

Empower and engage a total of 48 wards development committees members (WDC) on the policy implementation by March 2010,

Strengthen the abilities of 140- women to combat community based development challenges by May/June 2010 and sensitize community awareness through Posters,T-shirts,Caps and Audio visuals shows by July 2010.
RegionDistrictWardVillagesTotal Beneficiaries
TangaTangaChumbageni16,569
Ngamiani Kusini9,511
Ngamiani Kati6,465
Makorora19,375
Mwanzange8,486
Msambweni11,684
Duga14,489
Mabawa28,058
 Direct BeneficiariesIndirect Beneficiaries
Female8,71343,565
Male7,84639,230
Total16,55982,795

Project Outputs and Activities

Output 3.4: Increased awareness of 16,275 community members living in the Eight wards of Tanga District on the 2000 national women and Gender Development policy by August 2010
Activity 4: Conduct Eight days Village assemblies Audio visual shows/ sensitization campaign materials leaflets, T- shirts, caps , on the 2003, National women Gender development policy by August 2010.

Activity 4.1:Conduct 4 days monitoring and Evaluation by August/September 2010.

Activity 4.2 .Organized Report Writing and submission by September/October 2010

Organized eight (8) days Community based villages assemblies Audio Visual shows campaign and reached a total of 15,752 people comprising of 8,250 females and 7,502 males respectively , from Mabawa, Chumbageni, Mwanzange, Msambweni, Makorora,Duga,Ngamiani Kusini and Ngamiani Kati of Tanga District by February 2011.

A total of 700 community members comprising of 421 and 279 female and males respectively from mabawa, Ngamiani kati,Makorora,Mwanzange,Ngamiani kusini,Msambweni , Duga, and Chumbageni were reached through the provisions of 300 posters, 200 T-shirts, and 200 caps by the March 2011

A total of 67 Community leaders, TOTs and the wards development commettees (WDC) comprising of 42 female and 25 males from the 6 wards of Ngamiani Kusini, Ngamiani kati, Makorora, Mwanzange, Msambweni and Chumbageni were reached through the organized monitoring and evaluation by March 2011

There was an increased number of the community members from 16,275 to 16,519 due to the large number of the Secondary schools students from the respective wards based secondary schools
Activity 4: Organized Community sensitization Campaign used a total of Three million, seven hundred and seventy Thousand (3,770,000/=) Tanzania shillings.

Activity 4.1 Organized Monitoring and Evaluation employed a total of Four Hundred and Eighty Thousands ( 480,000/=) Tanzania shillings.

Activity: 4.2: Report writing and submission used a total of one hundred and seventy nine thousands ( 179,000/=) Tanzania shillings only.

Project Administration Cost: employed a total of one million , five hundred thousand ( 1,500,000/= ) Tanzania shillings only.

Project Outcomes and Impact

Increased women access to rights and equal Development opportunities in education, inheritance, employment and leadership by the end of September 2010
Increased awareness of a total of 16,519 community members comprising of 7,806 and 8,713 Males and Females respectively from Mabawa, Ngamiani kusini,Ngamiani Kati, Mwanzange Msambweni, Makorora,Duga, Chumbageni reached through community Audio Visual shows, sensitization materials campaighnand monitoring and Evaluation March 2011.

Increased awareness of 700 community members consisting of 279 and 421 male and female community members respectively by march 2011

Increased girls access to secondary school education out of 4,493 students admitted in secondary school for the education 2010/2011 a total of 2059 and 2,434 were boys and girls respectively ( Tanga city education office report 2010/2011 report)

Increased number of women held elective civic seats, out of 33 elective civics seats, nine are women held elective seats by October 2010
There is an increased awareness of the local community on gender policy as they are now willing to participate in the national development activities, most women are ready to commit themselves in the health and sanitation activities, trench digging, sewerage cleanliness, trees planting, local financial contributions for sustainable development.

In the year 2010/2011 of the 24 women inheritance based court cases, a total 16 women accessed their inheritance rights, by winning their long withstanding cases( Tanga District lower Court 2010/2011 data reports)
Increased women knowledge to fights for their rights, has been in the increase following the ONGWECE women and gender Development policy 2003 empowerment at the village levels

Women are now ready to compete their men counterparts in both the parliamentary and and civics elective posts following the harmonization of the national gender policy and community and village based levels

Lessons Learned

Explanation
We have learn that more elderly people especially disadvantage older women, are still vulnerable, are not aware , accessible to their rights and rights violation and cannot make an informed choice and decision
The community and especially the teenage girls are interested in the national policy,except for the lack of proper platform or safe space to discuss issues related to their social economic and cultural needs

We have also learn't that, there is purely lack of constitutional and policy awareness on the majority of the community, as this readings and literature are never communicated to them as they don't take the trouble to learn about the constitution rights in areas that affects them and their lives.

Challenges

ChallengeHow it was overcome
The Audio visuals shows and presentations were suppose to be conducted over the day and at an open space, but during the day the majority public tended to be rather committed and could not attend in large numbers, at the same time during the night it wasn't conducive to run such shows due to safety and security purposes.The activities were rescheduled to take place in the early evening between 5- 6 .30 pm and at times were to run the activities indoor in some places
The increased cost of commodities during the last 6 months also to an extent affected the project activity, since the cost of the posters, T-shirts and caps were increased twice as was expected and budgeted for during planning.The organization managed to bargain, and at the same time reduced the number of T-Shirts and caps to accommodate the price increased.
The delay in the disbursement of the quarter 4, fund also affected the general activities schedule. The organized rescheduled the project development activities to the next quarters to accommodate the effective implementation and allow for free time to complete the project.

Linkages

StakeholderHow you worked with them
This project activities was linked up with the office of the Tanga city Director There was the presences of some of the Tanga city heads of department who participated in the project advocacy, sensitizing the community and providing study cases to the public on gender and women development.
The office of the Tanga District Local Government authoritiesThe District Local government staff were also invited and attended the planned project activities. and offered to coordinate the project continuity through their wards based community development officers.
The Tanga Media organizations and Televisions network, the Mwananchi, Mzalendo, Nipashe, Jambo leo and Majira news papers,The Star TV, Tanga TV and the radio One sterioThey advertised and published their project activities in their TVs and newspapers
We also collaborated with our development partners , the NGOs, TASCO, HADO, JUHUDI, WAMO and may other NGOs.They offered and assured the organization that they will incorporate gender development plans in their activities and continue mobilizing the community on gender practices.

Future Plans

Activities Planned1st Month2nd Month3rd Month
NOT/APPLICABLE
Not/Applicable
Not /applicable

Beneficiaries Reached

    Direct BeneficiariesIndirect Beneficiaries
WidowsFemale24120
Male0000
Total24120
People living with HIV/AIDSFemale32160
Male21105
Total53265
ElderlyFemale416320815
Male460023000
Total876343815
OrphansFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
ChildrenFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
DisabledFemale13130
Male1050
Total23180
YouthFemale451022550
Male321516075
Total772538625
OtherFemale(No Response)(No Response)
Male(No Response)(No Response)
Total(No Response)(No Response)
(No Response)

Events Attended

Type of EventWhenLessonsActions Taken
Managing Your Grant (MYG)Sept. 2009Project design,reporting, financial accountability,
Monitoring and Evaluation
Report writing,
financial accountability and books of accounts
Fund raisingMarch 2010Fund raising, Donors accessibility, letters of requests Organizes fund raising activities, write reports

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