WHY DID WE START THIS WORK?
I, Mr Daimon Seth Sichone, was volunteering in one of the schools found in Moshi Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, East Africa, in 2009. I came across several children living with their guardians, and others who were orphaned and therefore not attending schools. The kids gave me the opportunity to intervene the situation. I decided to share the idea with my fellow volunteers, who also had good knowledge about this challenge. We discovered that a large part of Moshi, ( our areas of study), depend on subsistence agriculture that is not very vibrant because of overdependence on rainfall. The area is also not very productive due to deforestation arising from an exploding population. Many young people only depend on brick making, which also contributes to deforestation. Due to the abject poverty of the parents, many are not able to provide proper education for the young ones. Many children therefore remain at home with their parents and guardians not able to afford the costs of education.
Poverty in Tanzania has contributed a great deal to the spread of HIV/AIDS, especially in the poorer areas of the country. This situation provided us with an opportunity to intervene through the creation of NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION known by the name of SUSTAINABLE VISION TANZANIA (SVT), initially as a community-based organization (CBO).
As the need for further interventions increased, we registered SVT as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in April, 2014. This is how the organization started.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Loveness James Mdamo, a volunteer, assisting in a class of eager children at school.
Because vulnerable children need treatment and special
care if they are to recover from the tortures of their everyday life, Sustainable Vision has plans for a model school to cater for Pre-Primary and Primary education
for these children.
Sustainable Vision calls for compassionate people of the
world to join hands and give these children the opportunity to have a better life today, and a better future tomorrow.
The AIDS epidemic and tropical diseases such as malaria have produced more than 3.5 million orphans in Tanzania alone. Many children have been forced to step into the role of 'parents' and live in extreme poverty following the death of their actual parents. Many must also care for others who are not even members of their family. This has all led to an exponential increase in the number of vulnerable children.
But a child cannot raise a child... It takes a village to raise a child.
Sustainable Vision exists to bring LOVE, CARE, HOPE and LIFE SUPPORT back into the lives of this generation living in despair, especially the children.
Sustainable Vision intervenes by supporting children to receive basic education in public schools, as well as at our centre in Pasua. The Sustainable Vision centre currently supports more than 220 children of different ages. There are presently 50 in nursery school, 82 in primary grades, and 90 in secondary grades.
Poverty and a lack of strong supervision in many public
schools allows the most vulnerable to be overlooked
and 'drop through the cracks'.
Who Are We?
Sustainable vision, is an NGO registered in Tanzania and operating in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region Tanzania, East Africa. It has a rich history starting from a CBO status in the year 2009, and registered to the status of NGO in the year 2014. Sustainable Vision is managed by a board of directors, and co-ordinated by the Executive Director.
Our main Philosophy and agenda is towards the empowerment of the poor children, Youths and women in education and economics.
What Do We Do?
Sustainable Vision operates an English Medium nursery School at Pasua in Moshi. From here, students from poor background are provided with tution, stationery, life skills, uniforms and feeding programme.
After completion, the students are integrated to public schools within Kilimanjaro because we do not a primary school as yet. To date, the nursery school has 53 students, 350 those integrated to primary schools, and 582 students studying in secondary school.
To explain the “who” behind the organisation Daimon S Sichone (Founder and Director) will share the history of SVT with you in his own words. ***
WHO WE ARE