Rescued from child labour
Click on the picture to watch the story of Mary and Mercy (English subtitles).
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- Plea for child friendly improvements in Tanzania’s legal system
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- Best Ayiorworth (KampaBits) wins award for innovative young African entrepreneurs
- Day of the African Child focusing on harmful cultural and social traditions
- Project WATCH
- Tanzania: child friendly interrogation
- Uganda call for proposals (concept notes)
- Replicating a project from urban to rural setting: Challenges & successes
- Rehabilitated after seven years on the street
- ANPPCAN Kenya chapter receives recognition for child rights activities on Heroes’ Day
- In Peru held the first national conference on Trafficking in Persons
- CWCA participates in task force against abuse of women in Tanzania
- Local partner’s child protection policy now standard for entire Kenyan Catholic church
- New projects against child exploitation in Ethiopia
- Government promises action against Dutch pedophiles in foreign countries
- Social Impact Award for Nairobits
- Child domestic labour: law enforcers turn out law breakers
- Child sexual abuse in Jinja district
- Introduction to East Africa of new Executive Director
- Contribution to The Mater Heart Run
- Mrs. Ban Ki Moon visits Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project
- The Hague Global Child Labour Conference
- For a reinforcement of children’s rights
In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands supports projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. In general, challenges for all the four countries are the high percentage of the population living below the poverty line, the poor access to affordable health care of acceptable quality, the poor quality of education, the high number of children affected by HIV/AIDS and the neglect of children with disabilities. In this context, children become vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Child labour and extreme forms of child exploitation like trafficking and prostitution are still common in the region.
The operational area of the Terre des Hommes Regional Office East Africa is limited to certain geographical concentration areas. The projects are concentrated in specific regions within Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, in order to improve the ability of the Regional Office to monitor, control, assist and manage the projects as well as the ability of the partners to cooperate and work together. Concentration areas are defined based on historical grounds, coupled with local needs, baseline studies and context analyses.
Concentration areas of Terre des Hommes Netherlands in Kenya are Turkana, Nyanza (Siaya and Kisumu Counties), Machakos, Nairobi, and national programmes.
In Uganda, Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses on Busoga Region (Jinja and Iganga Districts), Buganda Region (Kampala and Masaka Districts), and Acholi Region (Gulu District).
In Tanzania, Terre des Hommes Netherlands' activities concentrate on the Mara region (Musoma- rural and urban, Bunda, Serengeti, Rorya and Tarime), Mwanza, and national/regional programmes in Arusha & Moshi.
In Ethiopia, Terre des Hommes Netherlands' mainly works in Amhara Region (South Goder and West Gojam zones: Bahir Dar, Woreta, Nefas Mewcha and surrounding rural areas) and in Oromiya Region (East Shewa zone: Debre Zeit, Adama).