Our current programs are focusing on enhancing underserved Children, Youth and Women with Better Early Childhood Development, Better Education and Better Livelihood. Thus, our programs operation falls under four (4) areas of Early Childhood Development, Education, Child Protection and Well being, Youth and Women Livelihoods Empowerment; and Innovations.
we promote access of quality early childhood develpment. equitable education and child protection
we empower youth in education, employment participation, gender and health issues
Girls & Women
we empower girls and women in education, social economic activities, leadership, human rights, gender and health issues
We are committed to enable, empower and enhance the capacity of underprivileged Children, Youth and Women by promoting the access to quality formal and non-formal education, development opportunities and social components necessary to alleviate the pernicious effects of poverty. ECOLI believes that proper child rearing enables holistic development in all development domains of health, nutrition, early learning, responsive caregiving, security and safety. Also believes that linking underserved children with education and vocational skill, and empower youths and women to social livelihoods will enhance them to reach their socio-economic development potentials.
We promote the access of quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) services at home, community centers, health centers and pre-primary schools We believe that “Proper early childhood rearing enables holistic development in all development domains of health, nutrition, early learning, responsive caregiving, security and safety”.
We promote the access to quality and equitable education to all children at pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels. All children have right to access quality and equitable education: We promote the access to quality and equitable education to all children at pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels
We promote child protection and safeguarding practices and environment where children are free from violence and enjoy life at homes, schools and in the community In Tanzania, violence in general is estimated to cost over USD 6.5 billion that is equals to 7% of the national GDP. We promote child protection and safeguarding environment.
We encourage youth to grab opportunities for generating income, creating and establishing vocational workshops and forming entrepreneurship groups for self-employment. We link youths with vocational institutions, workshops and income generating groups to learn and practice new skills for building their self-confidences in establishing and running their own business.
We promote youth lead inspiration talks/ platforms that enable youths sharing their thoughts and transforming inspiration morals among them. We use heroes in education, entrepreneurship, problems solving, extraordinary doers, creativity and talented young adults to inspire students, peer groups, visionary youths, girls and young mothers to reach their development potentials.
We educate adolescents and youth during early adolescence (10-14), late adolescence (15-19) and post-adolescence (20-24), on sexual health and reproductive lives. We believe that ‘’Young people are the future of societies and their needs should be addressed in order to have healthy and productive citizens’’.
Adult literacy program
We promote adult literacy programs in the community that are easy reach to all youths and adults particularly the poor and disadvantaged. Our adult literacy programs focus on creating awareness on the importance of adult literacy writing, reading and operate with numbers in day-to-day life practices.
Girls & Young women
We provide educational materials and financial support to girls and young women at primary, secondary, vocational institutions and university levels to pursue their educational goals.
We support vulnerable women and single mothers with entrepreneurship skills and capital seeds to establish and run income generating activities at local level.
We use innovations to solve social problems through our programs
We promote the uses of innovation to all of our programs’ operation by designing new models and using simple technologies that foster the implementation of our programs to underserved children, Youth and women. Currently the organization is carrying out two initiatives to improve and increase the access of education to undeserved children known as New Desks for Pre-primary Children and Jifunze Nyumbani (Learn at Home).
New desks for pre-primary children
New desks for Pre-primary Children initiative have been designed to promote play-based approach at pre-primary classes aiming for mutual interaction and learning environment for young children.
Jifunze nyumbani(Learn at home)
Jifunze Nyumbani initiative focuses on promoting and enabling learning opportunities for students beyond the school environment through accessing recorded lessons in forms of audiovisual materials.
Jifunze nyumbani(Learn at home)
Jifunze Nyumbani (Learn at Home) is an initiative targets to reach primary schools in Arusha city council by providing them opportunities to access recorded lessons in forms of audiovisual materials. It provides lessons bank for facilitating indirectly teaching and learning practices that are friendly to students for reviewing previous lessons learned or learning new lessons and undertaking various exercises at home environment hence increased their capabilities in mastering different subjects’ skills. It reaches students through flash disks or SD memory cards that will be insert to TV sets compatible with USB, smart phones, computers and tablets enabling access lessons descriptions.
The program equipped 32 ECD teachers/caregivers and engaged 512 parents and 15 community learners in Arusha city council on ECD centre Management, play-based and early brain stimulation skills, Child care and protection, and inclusive ECD services.
The program ensured the availability of adequate teaching &learning aids at the ECD centres, promoted child-friendly playing and learning environment, feeding programs, child health monitoring and child nurturing, care and protection services in the community. Total of 2,347 children were impacted.
The program strategies focused on improving early learning for pre-primary, grade I&II, support- Most Vulnerable to access education at primary and secondary levels in Arusha city council and Arusha DC. Total of 57 teachers include 25 pre-primary teachers, 32 grade I & II teachers were equipped with curriculum implementation methods, class management, developing and using teaching and learning materials, child-teacher-parent association and child assessment needs. Materials including desks, teaching and learning materials, uniforms and scholastic materials were provided and impacted total of 2,927 pre-primary children, 2,924 grade I&II children, over 3,779 parents, and 186 OVC.