The contribution of Tumaini Trust Fund towards care and support of orphans : case study of Mbagala Kuu Ward

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Southern New Hampshire University
This research is aimed at reporting the activities of Tumaini Trust Fund as a local Community Based organization in offering care and support to orphans in Mbagala kuu ward as support to the community efforts in dealing with its social economic problems. The study findings reveal that so far the organization is helping to prevent and control spread of HIV / AIDS and STI'S infection by conducting HIV / AIDS and STI'S awareness raising seminars to various leaders of village's wards and community, the CBO is also providing support to orphans by identifying their needs ready for registration and Sending them to schools (primary schools secondary schools sheets and providing vocational training.), meeting their schools requirements e.g. School fees, stationary and uniforms, food and bed-sheets. The results show that the local NGOs and CBO which are operating at community level are very much capable to work with the community members to address the real needs of the community and are acceptable by the community. Also the study reveals that there has been some remarkable achievement in the performance of Tumaini Trust Fund. However, despite the good progress made by the Local NGOs and CBOs in working with the communities to address their community needs, there is an urgent need for support from Government and other stake holders so as to provide link for resources needed by the CBO so that the support of the CBO to the community is more effective. (Author abstract)