VULNERABLE children in Kibaha District and the neighbouring areas are expected to benefit from a special academic centre to be built at Viziwaziwa Ward under the support from One Heart (Tanzania), Kibaha District Commissioner Nickson Simon has revealed.
DC Simon said this on Monday when he launched the construction activities of the centre which will start to operate next year.
The centre is going to benefit about 600 children including girls who have gone through different forms of acts of violence. It will be a model for providing good upbringing of the children in the country.
“A total of 30 acres of land has been acquired for the establishment of this centre which will also be known as ‘Hope Village’ where various facilities including schools (from pre- school to secondary school), agriculture training centre, houses, sports grounds and a health centre are going to be built as part of this project”, he said.
He said the government will accord full support to the project and make sure that all children who qualify to be admitted to the centre are reached out.
For his part, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of One Heart (Australia), Mr Dean Landy, mentioned that the same projects were being implemented in Kenya and Uganda for about 15 years now.
“Our aim is to work closely with the government and the communities in helping children to reach their full potential. We have high hopes that this project is going to meet our expectations and those of the children,” he stated.
Ms Chifuno Mwangamila- Viziwaziwa Street Executive Officer thanked the government for allowing the project to be implemented in their area, pointing out that the residents were going to benefit from different services which will be offered through the project.