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WAPSAM Community Foundation

WAPSAM Community Foundation

Musoma, Tanzania

WAPSAM Community Foundation runs a various projects.  These includes:

1. Orphans and Vulnerable Children Support Project:  the organization support these children’s into the areas of education, health care and nutritional support.

Through “Watoto wetu Project” (Our children project), the organization provides support to the children’s into the areas of education and health care. Activities conducted include:-

     i.        Distribution of school uniforms, shoes and supplies (exercise books, pen, pencils)

    ii.        Payment for medical cost.

   iii.        Conduct training on psychosocial problem.

   iv.        Conduct counseling on youth behavior change and communicable diseases eg.           HIV/AIDS, Sexual Transmitted diseases, early pregnancy etc.

 2. Health Program

Activities conducted include:-

 i. Visiting the disabled and severely or terminally ill patients and provision of support. These include but not limited to counselling, clothes, food, medicine and nutrition supplements.

 ii. Conduct health education and counseling to people facing psychological and physical problems.

 iii.Promote voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), HIV testing and counseling.

 iv.Create awareness to schooling youth concerning reproductive health, puberty and the likely dangers including sexual behavior, drug abuse, female genital mutilation and the use of family planning to prevent un-intended pregnancies and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD).

  v. Conduct health training in churches, schools, colleges and community centers through “Prepare people on health for future and productive community project” that focus on communicable and non-communicable diseases.

 3. Environmental Conservation Project 

Activities conducted include:-

Through Okoa Mazingira Yetu Project, the organization deals with the following:-

 i.Tree planting campaign (tree nursery raising and distribution to the communities)

 ii. Participating in cleanliness campaign programs into cities.

 iii. Tree nursery raising for different varieties and distribution to the communities.

iv.Promotes sustainable agriculture and food security (Organic farming application).

v.Promotes Poultry keeping for the communities as an Income Generating Activity.

4. Health: Providing access to safe drinking water for the communities and HIV/AIDS awareness for the communities.  

 Project for the disabled, sick people and people living with HIV/AIDS

Activities conducted include:-

     i.Conduct local fundraising in churches (monetary and in-kind contribution eg. clothes, sheets, shoes etc) and distribute to the people of needy especially disabled, sick people and people living with HIV/AIDS.

    ii. Distribution of derivable contributions for the targeted group

   iii. Support with wheelchairs and tricycles for disabled.

5. Information Communication Technology (ICT)/Vocational training/Education

Provides school sundries, conduct vocational training, job creation programs and women’s empowerment programs. 

Through Rural Youth Computer Centre, the organization solicity used computer and install into village centres to prepare youth in vocational training entering into productive self-employment and transforming the attitudes of youth towards vocational trainings for entrepreneurship

 Activities conducted include:-

  i.Training the youth on entrepreneurship skills (children and adults including young female adolescents and women)

 ii.Provision of credit services/ revolving fund for entrepreneurial activities 

iii.Conducting the ICT training

 iv.  Conduct youth awareness meeting under the facilitation of professional, inspirational speakers and experienced trainers.

6. Women’s empowerment project

Activities conducted include:-

 i.Conduct training on Women empowerment programs.eg. Group formation, Management,  Financial records and management etc.

 ii.Provision of credit services/ revolving fund for income generating activities. 

7. Nursery and Day Care center Project

Activities conducted include:-

     i.        Teaching children living with HIV/ AIDS(CHAs) and OVCs

   ii.        Counseling, treatment and guidance

   iii.        Computer skills training, creativity and innovation. 

   iv.        Music dance, Drama, sports

   v.         Art work eg. Drawing, colouring etc