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TANZANIA: Social Institutions Want Violence Against Children Stopped

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18 June 2016 – A social institutions known as Happy Children Tanzania (HCT) yesterday organised a festival at Mwembeyanga grounds, Temeke District in Dar es Salaam Region to encourage communities to fight violence against children in the country.

Speaking to journalists in the city, HCT Chairperson, Ms Zainab Makombe, said the festival was the continuation of the international Day of the African Child celebrated recently across Africa.

She said that the number of people to participate in the event include the organisation which deals in the rights of children in the region.

"We organised this workshop in collaboration with Glory of Africa Institution of Sweden We expect that our activity decorated with various topics of health issues and right of children will be delivered by experts from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children and other organisations dealing with children issues in the country, " she explained.

Ms Makombe called upon the general public to come up in big numbers to the ground to get an opportunity to learn various issues and entertainment from students of several schools in Dar es Salaam.

Exim Bank Marketing Manager, Ms Mariamu Mwapinga, said that the bank has decided to collaborate with HTC because it recognises the importance of children and their rights in the society.

"We will continue to collaborate with HTC in their plans related to issues of children and their rights, We Exim Bank staff believe children are part of our customers today and tomorrow," she said.

Apart from Exim Bank, some institutions and companies participated in the workshop including Save the Children, PASADA, SOS, White Ribbon, GUTz, Coca Cola, AAR, YWCA and TTO.

By Ashery Mkama
Source: Tanzania Daily News (AllAfrica.com)

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