The Jipe Moyo Centre is a child protection and women’s rights organization. It’s work is based on Non-Governmental Organizations Act, 2012 of the united republic of Tanzania. We are defending and promoting children’s and women’s rights, the urge to use a children’s and women’s rights-based approach in the definition of operations has increased within the organization.
Jipe Moyo Centre is strongly insisting on positive behavioral change to children, women and community members by upholding human rights. For years now, Jipe Moyo Centre has planned and implemented its programs using a rights based approach. Children’s and women’s rights-based work starts with both child and women’s rights situation investigation for the purpose of understanding the current situation of child and women’s rights violation.
The observations concerning matters that Jipe Moyo Centre can influence are determined by different individuals, institutions and government bodies in meetings, workshop arranged by organization’s different units and the government.
- A safe place where children are protected against any form of violence. The children get regular meals including all needed nutrients for a proper growth and development. Furthermore, they receive medical care such as regular check-ups and treatment.
- Jipe Moyo Centre provides an environment where they have the freedom of being a child again. They play, laugh, sing, draw, do sports and dance together, but also get the chance to rest and refresh their minds. Furthermore, we try to bring variety into the daily life of the children, by organizing special events like talent shows or football matches.
- The children form a strong community full of acceptance and solidarity. They are not alone anymore, but feel like being a loved part of a family, where they reach out to each other in friendship. Through organizing their daily life as a team and looking after one another they grow together and get empowered to protect themselves.
- By establishing clear rules, we teach the children a responsible way of living. They get educated in their rights but also in their duty of contributing to the community. Through forming a child parliament that consists of a president and different ministers they learn leadership, the idea of democracy and facing challenges together.
- We focus on an access to education because we think gaining knowledge is the most important step towards a better future. Through carrying out regular school visits, we ensure that each child is actively engaging in school and that they are receiving the assistance they need to succeed.
- While staying at the shelter all children receive individual as well as group counselling. They learn a respectful interaction and get empowered to solve problems in a peaceful way. The children are free to express themselves, their challenges and their needs at any time. We assist them in recovering and rebuilding a sense for their dignity.