Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network
Because early childhood matters!
TECDEN - Mwanza Chapter
What we dream about
Together we do the right things right !
We dream about a Tanzania where all young children from conception to 8 year old are treasured in such a way that their basic rights and needs are met, they reach their fully potential and their rights to survive and really thrive are realized through holistic approaches to supporting their development.
We ensure that all TECDEN members work united to promote an approach which aims:
We aim at creating an enabling environment by strengthening the capacity of members and organisations to strategically engage in key policy and program development processes at all levels to influence the improvement of support for holistic development of all infants and young children.
We support the Global Goals For Sustainable Development
TECDEN is part of the global movement and strives for a better live for all children!
What we want
Our Strategic Objectives
Strategic Objective 1:
Improved IECD programs in Mwanza chapter, through use of information, research findings and critical learning.
Strategic Objective 2:
To Influence and monitor policies and practices to better address the rights and needs of young children at regional level through using of coalitions, media and networks.
Strategic Objective 3:
Enhance members’ capacity to effectively, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate holistic ECD program in Mwanza Region through capacity building activities within the network.
Strategic Objective 4:
Through awareness raising and campaigning with and within the network, there are improved attitudes and practices toward early childhood development.
What We Do
We share knowledge and information and work together to support children. Find some examples of our work here:
Member assessment October 2015
How is our network working and what do our members need?
In October 2015 we visited our members and assessed their programs and capacity. The result show that our members share information but don't have many joint projects until now. Our members need more capacity building workshops on early childhood development topics as on management themes as well.
Annual general meeting 22.01.2016
We discuss our strategic plan and our member assessment
More then 50 members discussed the national and Mwanza chapter yearly report with Bruno Ghumpi the chairperson of TECDEN national Network. We went through the strategic plan of TECDEN Mwanza and described how the results of the assessment were integrated into our strategy. In workshops we elaborated the activities for 2016 together with our members.
1.Quaterly Meeting 2016
We worked in groups to update the mapping of some districts
We shared information and knowledge in groups about the progres and problems in the different districts. Our member Pantaleon Shoki from Governance Links gave us a good input about how networks function well and we formed a Committee for the "siku ya mtoto wa africa". Please find more information here in the meeting minutes!
African child day - Siku ya mtoto wa Africa June 16th, 2016
The children in Mabatini enjoyed their special day
TECDEN supported this year the african child day financially and attended the big event in Mabatini. A cuple of hundreds children participated and a group of smal musicians leaded the parade to the meeting place.
Who we are
We are all from different NGO's and work for TECDEN Mwanza Chapter
Chairperson of TECDEN Mwanza Chapter
Porgram manager at Amani Girls Home (AGH) Mwanza.
Secretary of TECDEN Mwanza Chapter
Director of Baraka good hope orphans development (Bagode)
Hassan A Kilaka
Member of Secretariat TECDEN Mwanza Chapter
Executive Secretary of Mwanza Women Development Association (MWDA)
Member of Secretariat TECDEN Mwanza Chapter
Coodrinator of Assist People with Disabilities Mwanza (APDM)
As an organizational development specialist and with a master degree in childhood development Cornelia strenghten the network with ideas, knowledge and new methods.
What we share
We exchange information and knowlege. Please download and use!
Whith whom we work with
We reach our goals through working together!
Our partners are finding a better way to build a future where child well-being contributes to strong families and communities.
Invests in systemic, holistic and evidence-based approaches that support the positive development of all children.
Our national chapter
An umbrella organizsation with 18 chapters and over 280 members
Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN) is a national umbrella of Early Childhood Development Organizations working together to influence policies, programs and practice related to Early Childhood Development (ECD) by sharing information, experiences and through these processes to generate knowledge and understanding on ECD. TECDEN was founded in December 2000. It was formally registered on 30th June 2004 by the Registrar of Societies, Ministry of Home Affairs under the Societies ordinance, 1954. TECDEN is recognised by the government of Tanzania as the formal representative of Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) in government high level meetings. visit their website: www. tecden.org