Women Emancipation and Development Agency (WOMEDA)

The WOMEDA Program addresses the educational gap and opportunities which most vulnerable children are unable to access compared to other children from households that earn reasonable incomes.
2006Tanzania

CEI Plus Status

Program Results Status
Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting

Location Data

Karagwe and Kyerwa DistrictsKyerwaRural

The WOMEDA program identified 5,068 most vulnerable children in Kyerwa whose needs included access to education, inclusive Early Childhood Development (ECD), literacy and numeracy skills, health services, food and nutrition, shelter and care, and legal and protection services. Moreover, the 1,907 most vulnerable households also needed access to income-generating activities due to the high number of needy beneficiaries. In the first phase, the project recruited the 812 most vulnerable children from 12 primary schools. The remaining 4,256 most vulnerable children were left out due to limited financial resources.

WOMEDA allows the identified 812 most vulnerable children to access education through provision of scholastic materials, helping parents/guardians to generate incomes for provision of basic needs, and engaging children in ECD through literacy and numeracy development.
The program is being implemented in Kyerwa District Kagera Region Tanzania, in the ten wards selected as pilot areas, namely Rwabwere, Songambele, Nkwenda, Mabira, Murongo, Kamuli, Rukuraijo, Kaisho , Isingiro and Kimuli Wards respectively.

The WOMEDA program started in 2013. Since then, the program has supported the most vulnerable children by collaborating with parents/guardians, schoolteachers, and volunteers from communities.

The WOMEDA Program addresses the educational gap and provides opportunities which most vulnerable children are unable to access compared to other children from households that earn reasonable incomes. The program is designed to fully engage children, parents/guardians, government leaders and other stakeholders. The program is supporting, linking and facilitating most vulnerable children to enjoy their constitutional right to education by learning different life skills, literacy, numeracy and sports.
 

Children are allowed to design, develop, manage and share new tools (Stories, games, income generation opportunities) for themselves, their households and community at largeLimited budget for program implementation

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