Entries by Amy Stegers

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 […]

Mabibo Mothers Receive Support from HBH Outreach Program

As part of the charity’s remit, it goes beyond supporting vulnerable young girls and boys, ensuring they have the support they need to successfully complete their education. House of Blue Hope also works within its community to combat the root causes of poverty, including a lack of stable, consistent employment, poor resource management, and child […]

HBH Charity Welcomes Aga Khan Guides and Scouts

In recent months the charity has been fortunate to receive ongoing support from Children’s Birthday Miracles-Dar es Salaam, and its founder, who is heavily involved with the Aga Khan Girl Guides and Aga Khan Scouts here. Every year both of the children’s educational organizations have a Service Day where they spend time contributing to their […]

Every Living Thing Charity Hosts HBH

As a keen animal lover, Shelly has become good friends with Brittany Hilton, owner of one of Dar es Salaam’s best known animal sanctuaries. After witnessing the pleasure the boys got from interacting with her own puppy, Shelly arranged for them to have the opportunity to learn about the duty human beings have in caring for both […]