Community Volunteer Services Tanzania (CVS-Tanzania) , is a Tanzania nationally registered NGO, established by 12 member likeminded professional as of January 2009, and finally registered under NGO registration Act 2002, of the United Republic of Tanzania, acquiring registration Number 0000NGO/2834 as of 14th January 2009. CVS- Tanzania mandate is for having a youth society who is able to speak out, defend and champion for their SRHR in Tanzania and a mission of empowering and strengthening capacity of youth people to become agents of their SRHR change and development in Tanzania.
How we Operate
CVS-Tanzania, day to day management is run and managed by the Executive Director, appointed by the Executive Board, a policy, planning, budgeting and execution organ of the organization and sits on an annual basis to deliberate on key decision making issues. The Executive Board is answerable to the annual General meeting, a supreme decision making organ that sits in an annual calendar to approve budgets and expenses. CVS- Tanzania with a qualified and experienced team of staff and Volunteers have along experience in volunteers management and community services and is well placed to execute the program successfully, and we are working very close with local government authority(Health & Education departments) in district level.
Where we Operate
We operate in the region of Tanga, Tanzania and districts of Lushoto, Korogwe, Handeni, Kilindi, Bumbuli, Mkinga, Muheza, Tanga and Pangani, Our HQ office is based in Tanga City. Tanga region is located at longitude and latitude of 500S and 280E-490E and divided into 9 administrative districts and 11 District councils namely Tanga, Handeni, Korogwe, Muheza, Pangani, Kilindi, Lushoto, Bumbuli and Korogwe Rural district councils. With over 60 District Designated Hospitals, majority of the local community are farmers and, fishermen and pastoralist.
Our core Objectives
- Improved community in Health, education for marginalized and at risk women, girls and children.
- Promotion of volunteer programs/ activities for sustainable livelihood.
- Promote adolescent sexual reproductive Health and Rights for in and out of School youth.
What We Do
We are empowering capacity of young girls and youth in and out of schools on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) including comprehensive sexuality education, Menstrual Hygiene Management(MHM) information, products and services, life Skills, family planning as well as entrepreneurship skills were by we teach them to be able to stand for themselves and raise voice of the voiceless hence attain their life goals, we do this by engagement of international students for practicum/internships, health professional and volunteers in order to share their knowledge and skills and get experiences related to health issues.
The organization leading the Menstrual Movement in Tanzania, We are changing the conversation around periods and providing kits/reusable sanitary towels to girls in need. Many Tanzanian women, especially in rural areas, do not have access to feminine hygiene products because stores are far away and it is expensive to afford them each month. They use old cloth and cornhusks instead, which can cause fungal infections and embarrassing leaks and odors. This creates a barrier to their work and education because many girls skip school and work during menstruation.
We also teach girls and boys about Menstruation Hygiene Management (MHM) were we including the use of renewable sanitary pads that are to be distributed to girls in the community, primary and secondary schools. We teach both girls and boys about menstruation because we believe that we are creating a better future for our youth and if that is the case then we cannot separate the two gender which leads to gender balance.
The Menstrual Health Education Program covers:
- The female and male reproductive systems;
- A phased description of the menstrual cycle;
- Tracking the menstrual cycle;
- The link between menstruation and reproduction;
- Instruction on how to use the menstrual kit;
- And sanitation and hygiene best practices while menstruating and using the kit
We are welcoming "Samaritans", who are willing to support "PADS" for girls in order to keep them in school. Please Support our efforts!
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Meet Our Team
The CVS-Tanzania day to day activity is run and management by the Executive Director, who is a coordinating, execution, and staff management Executive. The Executive Director is answerable to the Executive Board, a policy, planning, budgeting and an over sighting organ of the organization. The Executive Board is answerable to the Annual general Meeting, planning and budget approval and a supreme decision making organ of the organization.