PLEASE HELP OUR CHILDREN TO GET THE FUTURE LIFE THROUGH SUPPORTING THEIR EDUCATION
.PLEASE HELP OUR CHILDREN TO GET THE FUTURE LIFE THROUGH SUPPORTING THEIR EDUCATION.
(a) MAEC Background
Major Alliance Education Centre hereinafter referred to as MAEC is based in Bukoba Kagera region whereby this district is historically remembered to have the first three HIV/AIDS cases and hit extremely in early 1983. In the view point, several impacts including rise of number of orphans, most vulnerable children, widows and the people living with HIV/AIDS. Since then, there has been a great demand on orphans basic needs, care and support. Parents and caregivers have not been able to afford living expenses for the increased number of orphans whose parents have died of AIDS. On the other hand, ill parents and caregivers have a burden of meeting educational, healthy and shelter costs for orphans. Following these OVC needs and requirements, MAEC was founded in 2001 and then legally registered by the United Republic of Tanzania in January 2007 for the purpose of training to community members on human rights, providing relief to orphans, most vulnerable children and other vulnerable groups due to HIV/AIDS including widows, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS and women.
Since its inception, MAEC has already reached 200 school orphans with education support including provision of school materials and uniforms and school fees for finalists’ students/pupils. The previous services provision programme was made in 2007. For the year 2008 and 2009 orphans have dropped from school due to lack of basic school requirements, health and health support as well as psychosocial support and hence calling for immediate support.
To have a free society from poverty, AIDS impact and drug abuse.
MAEC’s mission is to provide necessary care and support to community members in their efforts to fight against AIDS epidemic, drug abuse, hunger and poverty with much emphasis to marginalized groups in the society.
(d) Core Values
MAEC operates on the values that include but not limited to: commitment, charity, responsibility, dedication, transparency and accountability.
In Bukoba, there are about 35,000 HIV/AIDS orphaned, street children and most vulnerable children. These groups have diminished access to basic needs and rights. They lack basic education as their parents have passed away and their ill caregivers or grand parents are unable to afford school expenses. Moreover, OVC caregivers lack care taking skills to ensure appropriate care and support to the orphans under their shade. This calls for urgent interventions so as to increase accessibility of marginalized children to appropriate services.
Therefore, MAEC OVC Care & Support Project in the area operate for provision of education, health care and protection, shelter, food and nutrition support and income generating activities to women, OVC and their care givers in the targeted wards. However, community stakeholders including people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) are trained on OVC and AIDS patients’ care taking skills, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness so as to reduce the impact of the epidemic which is the main cause of deaths which leads to increase of marginalized children (orphans) in the wards. Orphaned pupils are enabled to establish kids’ clubs where they receive psychosocial counselling and support to reduce stigma and discrimination at school and home environments. Briefly, the project is based on the following objectives:
1. To increase number of OVC accessing education care and support
2. To improve psychosocial well being, care taking skills and support of OVC.
3. To increase number of OVC access to health care and protection
4. To increase number of OVC access to shelter support
5. To increase number of OVC and caregivers, widows access to income generating activities
The following activities are based on the abovementioned objectives:
1. To provide school materials (i.e. exercise books, pens, school bags, mathematical sets, ruler) and uniforms (i.e. skirts, blouse, shorts, trousers, socks, shoes, pullovers, sports and games requirements e.g. rubber, t-shirts) to orphans.
2. To provide learning materials (text and supplementary books) .
3. To pay school fees for secondary and vocational finalist orphans.
4. To purchase work tools for post vocational finalist students.
5To establish kids’ clubs for provision of psychosocial support to vulnerable and orphan children.
6.To conduct training to community stakeholders on OVC care taking skills, psychosocial counselling and support.
7.To purchase community health fund cards for orphans to benefit households card accommodates family households).
8To purchase insecticides treated mosquito nets (ITNs) to orphans.
9.To conduct training to community stakeholders on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness.
10.To give training/education to community against gender discrimination , facilitation of women economically and political wise
10.To give the education to community members ,on human rights and education against stigmatization of PLWHIV/AIDS, Drug Abuses and Counselling on HIV/AIDS.
The following have been our funding sources to our projects.
i. The well wishers from our areas.
ii. Membership contribution.
iii. The Foundation for Civil Society LTD of Tanzania.
iv. Hope For Children from UK.
Although we are doing our activities we have no good source of funding to carry on our activities. Will you please for any one who is reading our information from pulse wire post,if possible to help sponsor our children for their future life. We are also inviting and asking kindly the private/non-governmental organizations to come to help our children. By sponsoring one child you will be helping this particular child as well as his/her future family.We are requesting also your opinions for our solution of facilitating the life status of our beloved children. Please help our children who are in critical problems of not getting their basic needs.We are welcoming any volunteer to help our OVC project.
As we have written our activities above, we are requesting and inviting any body/organization to fund any activities listed above for serving MAEC’s goals for the benefit of our community members and our nation at large. Select any project you want to help MAEC’s Mission. May God bless you for that.
For contact Major Alliance Education Centre (MAEC) please use the following contacts:
1. Mr.Godfrey Innocent
Major Alliance Education Centre(MAEC),
BOX 1008,BUKOBA TANZANIA-EAST AFRICA
2. Editha N.Archard
The Executive Secretary.
Major Alliance Education Centre (MAEC),
BOX 1008, BUKOBA TANZANIA-EAST AFRICA