Enhancement of young vulnerable children's welfare : a case study of Kimara Ward

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Southern New Hampshire University
Enhancement of young vulnerable children's welfare is a project initiated by Kimara community under the facilitation of Kimara Peer Educators and Health Promoters Trust Fund (KPE). KPE works to improve and sustain the livelihood standards of people in Kinondoni Municipality, Dar es Salaam, where Kimara is located, by reducing incidence of HIV/AIDS/STIs transmission. The project is aimed at contributing in the enhancement of young vulnerable children's welfare age between 0-8 years. Basically, welfare enhancement of this special group in the community depends on the economic ability of the caretakers to provide basic needs/rights for survival, protection, growth and development. The needs include: nutritious food, shelter, clothes, play materials, play ground, attending pre-primary and primary schools, and psychosocial support. Therefore, the project purpose is to have the monetary incomes of the caretakers in Kimara ward enhanced to be able to fulfill the above specified needs of the children. The fulfillment of these needs will enable this crucial age cohort to have a good foundation that will enable them become productive citizen in the future. (Author abstract)