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Oblige for Vulnerable Children Tanzania [OVCT]

Oblige for Vulnerable Children Tanzania [OVCT]

Puma, Tanzania

Oblige for Vulnerable Children Tanzania(OVCT), is a non-for profit Organization which is legally registered by the Government of Tanzania since 2007 as formerly OVCC, but in 2017, its name was changed to OVCT,

The Organization works in Singida region, in Ikungi District. The OVCT Headquarters are at Puma (a small town) along the main road from Singida town to Dodoma about 19 km sourthward from Singida town.

The situation about orphans and vulnerable children in Ikungi District is that, there are many orphans children almost in each village not less that 17 of them, and 32 are vulnerable. So according to the villages which are in Ikungi District, about 101 of them, you just imaging the population of vulnerable children we have in Ikungi District. 

Oblige for Vulnerable Children Tanzania (OVCT) commenced operations in Puma as a "one man show" in Feb, 2006 when its founder member, Mr. Bernard Sungi. became aware of a baby boy, Ibrahim Karani, who had been abandoned by his mentally unstable mother to live with his grand parents who, in turn, were too aged to care for him adequately in bringing up Ibrahim. Perhaps inevitably, as word spread of the kindness shown to Ibrahim by Mr. Sungi, more similar cases were brought to his attention for possible support. Equally through, as word of his activities spread throughout the community, other volunteers came forward to assist him. To the extent that by early 2007 the OVCC community group had eleven members as was ready to apply for registration as a civil society Organization. OVCT achieved that registration in (May, 2007 with Registration Number:-  SO: NO. 14788 as OVCC), but in April 2017 was National Wide working registered in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and the Children as Oblige for Vulnerable Children Tanzania (OVCT).

Since then  and to date, OVCT has expanded its areas of operations to cover thirty three (33) villages and support more than 785 orphans children and more than 1115 vulnerable children through its own effort (by members contributions) and stakeholdres support.