By MUTAYOBA ARBOGAST, BUKOBA
MULEBA District’s based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), HUMULIZA set to empower hundreds of vulnerable children and women from 38 wards in the District.
The NGO which was found in Muleba District, Kagera Region has been doing a commendable job to assist vulnerable children by empowering them with skills and amplify their voices for their rights to reach their dreams.
According to Victor Nestorý, who is HUMULIZA’s Chief Executive Officer said: “Our organisation is here to support vulnerable children who have been affected by HIV. We assist them to ensure that they are free from gender based violence, early pregnancies, reproductive health and life skills.”
Nestorý further said that their Organsiation supplies the children and the surrounding community with material support and psychological assistance as well.
He pointed out that their NGO has established a peer education program in Muleba to run the youth clubs in primary and secondary schools, with 40 members.
“With the introduction of peer education program, life skills training taught by the organization reach the entire school community,” he said, insisting: “Through the youth clubs, the message reaches easily to their fellows.”
The CEO underscored that their organisation has managed to supply sanitizers and masks to school communities in the District as well as giving them awareness on Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have also urged the students and teachers in all schools that our programme reach to take all precautions including social distancing, washing hands and using sanitizers during this time of Covid 19,” he said.
He added: “We have already given out sanitary pads to 14,000 school girls in 151 schools.”
Celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2021; with the theme, ‘Digital generation is our generation’ Humuliza has proven its commitment on children by organising a symposium held at Rulongo secondary school which brought together students, teachers, parents and guardians to celebrate the day.
During the symposium among other things the attendees discussed on better uses of digital platforms so that they help the children especially young girls to reach their dreams.
Gadius Gratian, Humuliza project coordinator warned the students not to read or watch pornography, otherwise will end up into disgrace, hurting themselves and parents.
However, HUMULIZA is a local, non – governmental and non – religious organization that offers psychosocial support to Most vulnerable children (MVC). The word “HUMULIZA” is Kihaya and means “Console”.
The project was initiated in 1997 in Nshamba Ward, Muleba District in Kagera region, Tanzania, by terres des homes schweiz (Tdh). Kagera region is located in extreme north-western corner of Tanzania.
Since then, HUMULIZA has grown into a well managed NGO and is currently well placed within a network of several agencies providing similar services.