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Moshi, Tanzania

Project Developments  

Activities and results last six months (January-June, 2012)  




COR, Strengthening CBR centres 

332 children access rehabilitation service, therapeutic weeks. Hale Parish started therapeutic weeks in 2012 and Mwanza as well in 2011. In Hale already 80 children were identified.  Progress among the children is seen in mobility (now walking), accessing social services (in school), lot’s of individual improvements see. Mothers refer other children, understand disability and acceptance and care taking skills, less depressed, parents make initiatives to improve their lives. 

50% new children 

Educational support CWD 

50 CWD were supported in primary education, 4 in secondary and 24 CWD are supported in Vocational training Centre. Children in primary are doing well, good performance. Parents were content with the skills their children learned in vocational training centres at Usa River and Imani VTC. They mentioned especially the life skills learned. 

There are no graduates in secondary (form 3) 

80% of the parents are cooperative in collecting children, medical, meetings 

Training of CRW staff  

9 people were trained on early identification of disability (5 clinical officers and 4 nurses included from Karanga and Shirimatunda Wards in Moshi Municipal. 4 nurses from Iringa were trained in Jan,2011.

The trainees refer children to units and also get referrals from special needs units. 


Develop SACCOS 

11Pilot groups are operating since June 2011, 6 groups are operating in Moshi and 5groups in Mto wa mbu. Soon the programme will be introduced in RomboKaranga and Shirimatunda 

Some delayed repayment


2011 - 2012

YWCA Moshi through the Community Oriented Rehabilitation Model has moved on to Karanga and Shirimatunda Wards in Moshi Municipal, Kilimanjaro Region as their new Catchment Area. Focus will be put on Parents/caregives (especially women) and their children with disabilities in this area. Activities in this new area will include: -

  • Identification of children with disabilities
  • Therapy programs for these children and their parents/caregivers
  • Consultations to Pediatricians, Physiotherapists, and Speech therapists.
  • Referrals to KCMC Referral Hospital, Mawenzi Regional Hospital, KCCBRT, Gabriella Rehab. Centre and other networking institutions 
  • Provision of Adaptive Devices 
  • Formation of Parents' support groups and provision of 'small loans' for Income Generating Activities.
  • Assessing and channeling school aged children and youth with disabilities to appropriate Learning Institutions at large.
  • Community Awareness on disability and Children's Rights
  • Networking with the Local Government to ensure sustainability of this program