What We Do
It takes a village to build a child and it takes a home to help that child grow. Majengo Children’s Home provides
food, clothing, education, and love to vulnerable children in Tanzania who have nowhere else to turn.
Majengo is the Swahili word for “build.” And that’s our commitment to the children of Majengo Children’s Home in Tanzania. We provide stability, security, and support for the children in our care by offering good nutrition, medical services, clothing, and education. From childhood through to adulthood, we help them build their futures, encouraging them to become vital, self-sufficient, and contributing members of their community.
At Majengo, we’re not just building a home.
We’re building futures, one child at a time.
What we do
Located in the village of Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania, Majengo is home to 64 vulnerable children between the ages of 3 and 20. Each child receives all the necessities: food, clothing, medical care, education, and love. Majengo also supports 203 children in the surrounding community with education, essentials and mentorship. A team of 20 local staff members care for the children and live as one big happy family.
Majengo’s goal is to provide each child with everything they need to become independent and well-adjusted adults, who will be able to raise their own families and give back to the community.
Majengo Children’s Home is a registered charity in both Canada and the US.
Majengo equips each child with a strong foundation to become independent and well-adjusted adults, focusing on six core building blocks.
In addition to providing basic needs and education to the children in Majengo’s programming, Majengo also provides capacity building to the surrounding community through training programs, seminars and education. In addition, in recent years, Majengo has focused on public health initiatives such as heart health and neurological health, as well as sanitation initiatives. These community programs support thousands of people in many different ways.
CORONAVIRUS HANDWASHING EMERGENCY KIT (CHEK)
Each CHEK will include soap, a bucket for water with a tap critical in areas without running water, and an information booklet about social distancing, hand washing and coronavirus.
CHEK+ [FOOD PACK]
A Food Pack will subsidize a family’s food for one month. It will include basics like:
- Cooking oil
- Ugali (a local polenta)
- Makande (a local corn and bean mixture)
Maintaining a centre with accessible roads, beds to sleep in and security helps make Majengo a safe and secure home.
HYGIENE & SANITATION
Hygiene and sanitation is critical to keeping all of the children healthy, including those with chronic health conditions. Proper sinks, clean drinking water, bathrooms, and hygiene programs prevent the spread of germs and diseases.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.
We provide uniforms, school fees, books and any materials that make going to school possible.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Maintaining the physical and emotional health of each child is integral to their growth and development. This includes providing regular medical care, treatment for children with chronic illnesses, health training programs, and faith programs to allow each child to practice the religion of their choice.
We provide schooling and food security to some of the most vulnerable children in the surrounding area, helping to empower their communities. These programs include: a pre-school, a Live-Out Program, a Special Education Program and a Maasai Girls Education Program.
Keeping food on the table helps our kids grow and thrive. In addition to providing healthy balanced meals, we also have a farm and garden to ensure continuous food security and to teach farming skills. This program also extends to community programs to provide food packs to families facing food insecurity.
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