Save the Children began working in Tanzania in 1986. Today, we are a leading charity for children across the country.
We help children in Tanzania by working closely with communities at the local level and advocating for change at the national level. Through programs in child survival, maternal and child health and nutrition, education, food security and livelihoods, child protection and emergency response, we’re working to ensure Tanzania’s children not only survive, but thrive.
A healthy Start in Life
In rural Tanzania, we’re working to reduce the number of heath care-associated infections and deaths through our Bold Action to Stop Infections in Clinical Settings (BASICS) approach
a. We’re leading Lishe Endelevu (named for “sustained nutrition” in Swahili), a four-year (2018-2022) USAID-funded project to decrease stunting and improve nutrition, focusing on women of reproductive age, children under 5 and adolescent girls, with an intended reach in the millions
b. We’re partnering with the World Food Program on a project (2017-2021) to implement community-based nutrition and agriculture programs
c. We’re working with children and young people as agents of change for better health through our Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights project – empowering them to make informed decisions about their health and preparing them to protect themselves, for a productive and fulfilling life
d. Recent results from our USAID-funded Maternal and Child Survival Program in Tanzania (2014–2018) indicate that social accountability approaches can play a vital role in improving the quality of health services and increasing health facility utilization
The Opportunity to Learn
Through our innovative Enabling Teachers approach, we demonstrated the results of developing teachers’ competencies, with 68% of teachers progressing up one or more levels in at least six competencies, teachers engaged in appropriate learning activities 83% of the time they were teaching, and 67% of teachers’ lessons engaging all students in the learning activity
Protection From Harm
We’re supporting children’s councils, with seats reserved for the most excluded groups, like girls, providing a powerful way for girls to build their confidence, voice their opinions and ensure their perspectives are heard.