This category targeted institutions or individuals whose work has aided the delivery of critical services, especially in rural and marginalized communities.

These critical services may include water, health and education.

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Finalists

Thamini Uhai
Kalamu Education Foundation
FAWOPA

Thamini Uhai has been operating Since 2008 to increase the availability, access and demand for good quality health services in rural areas. It also strives to reduce women’s and newborn deaths through a program that was designed to establish and support sustainable provision of Comprehensive emergency services needed by women who are facing life threatening conditions during child birth. (Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care – CEmONC and Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care - BEmONC). The Organization has been providing services in 16 rural public health centers and five hospitals in Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani regions. It also supported 29 rural dispensaries and two public health centers in Kigoma.

After 8 years of implementation, Kigoma region has turned from the lowest region to the highest region in the country to provide CEmONC services in rural health centers. The program has tremendously improved women’s and newborn babies’ health and these improvements are expected to be sustained in the years to come.

Kalamu Education Foundation has been operating since 2013 with a focus on Education. In 2016, it developed the “Changing the Villages” campaign which intended to inspire and motivate students and parents to take an active role in the promotion of education in the districts Mkuranga, Tunduru, Kibiti, Mafia and Kilwa. The survey showed that schools’ performance was very low in those districts, Additionally, the members further, committed to contribute TZS 50,000 each, per month, in order to support the underprivileged primary and secondary government children with material needs such as uniforms, books, exercise books, school fees and food. Through the campaign, more than 25,000 students and 7000 parents were reached, parents’ perception towards education has changed, school attendance has increased and rates of pass have improved.

The organization is currently supporting a total of 265 students who are in secondary schools and 18 students have joined various higher learning institutions.

FAWOPA was registered in 2014 as non-governmental and non-profit-making organization, dedicated entirely to support the community to address social and economic challenges facing them and encourage them to take an active role in transforming their own communities and bring the changes they desire to see. Since its establishment, the organization has been working with wide range of stakeholders to address considerable challenges facing the youth, Women and Orphans and Vulnerable children in the districts of Mtwara. Between 2004 and 2019, FAWOPA in collaboration with Mtwara District Councils and development partners implemented several development projects, among notable ones include, supporting 407 children and youth who are currently pursuing their studies in secondary schools and higher learning institutions in the country, the organization also advocated for and obtained Youth funds from Mtwara District council and the Ministry of Youth, amounting to TZS 36Million which was advanced to youth business groups as revolving capital.

The organization also assisted the establishment of 52 Women groups that are currently conduct serving and credits among themselves.