Entries by Amy Stegers

Learning to Realise Promise Prioritised by HBH

With ten years of successful experience helping the most vulnerable children in Tanzania, the House of Blue Hope charity takes the education of vulnerable children incredibly seriously. The charity shares the view of World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim: “When delivered well, education promises young people employment, better earnings, good health, and a life without […]

Women’s Craft Enterprise Education

As an ongoing effort to facilitate the empowerment of poor women in Tanzania, working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the House of Blue Hope charity arranged for women in the Mabibo community in Dar es Salaam to participate in a training course, […]

SDGs: Striving for Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability

As discussed in previous blog posts, the international community is focused on sustainable development via the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The House of Blue Hope charity is working hard to achieve many of these SDGs, including: SDG #1 No Poverty SDG #2 Zero […]

Empowering HBH Alumni for Business and Employment

Through hard work, determination, and a lot of help from our generous supporters, HBH has reached an important milestone: its 10th Birthday. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to get the charity this far. Thank you!  Now ten years on, the once vulnerable young boys who were the first […]

With Poverty Comes Exploitation

With the charity’s extended remit to support vulnerable young girls, alongside the boys in their care, the welfare of these children is paramount. As we have highlighted before, there is a persistent perception in Tanzania that women and children hold few rights, and thus can be commoditized. They are often forced into marriages as they […]

Tanzania is focused on Ending Violence Against Women & Children

It is a depressing reality that violence is a daily occurrence for large numbers of women and children in Tanzania. Thankfully efforts are being made to improve the situation nationwide. With the National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania 2017/18-2021/22 (NPA-VAWC),  the Tanzanian government’s new prevention of violence agenda […]

HBH Charity Looks to Prevent Child Marriage

The human rights violation of child marriage is a persistent and growing problem, not just in Tanzania but throughout sub-Saharan Africa: Stated by UNICEF, as of February 2017 “across the globe, rates of child marriage are highest in sub-Saharan Africa, where around 4 in 10 girls marry before age 18; about one in eight were […]

Current Educational Attainment in Tanzania

World leaders have become increasingly focused on achieving sustainable development through tackling poverty and the contributing factors that cause it to persist around the world. In a historic UN summit in September 2015 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were adopted by world leaders. Three of the seventeen were […]