Mtoto Kwanza Project (Child First)

In the tapestry of childhood, NELICO’s Mtoto Kwanza Project emerges as a vibrant thread, weaving together the aspirations of a nation for the well-being and prosperity of its youngest citizens. Anchored within a collaborative framework between government initiatives and non-governmental organizations, our mission transcends borders and barriers, seeking to redefine the landscape of early childhood development in Tanzania.

At its core, the Mtoto Kwanza Project embodies a holistic vision, encompassing five essential pillars aimed at nurturing the holistic development of children aged 0 to 8 years. From nutrition and health to responsive caregiving, early childhood education, and safety, our efforts converge to create a nurturing ecosystem where every child thrives.

As stewards of this noble endeavor, NELICO assumes the mantle of coordination, forging partnerships with stakeholders across the spectrum of child welfare. Through strategic collaboration, we leverage collective expertise and resources to amplify our impact and reach.

Within the realm of early childhood education, NELICO partners with daycares and pre-primary schools, transforming learning environments into vibrant havens of exploration and discovery. From colorful classrooms adorned with stimulating visuals to the provision of materials that enhance the quality of care, we lay the foundations for a lifetime of learning and growth.

Moreover, our commitment extends beyond the classroom walls to empower parents and teachers with the knowledge and tools to foster early childhood education. Through targeted education sessions and initiatives, we empower caregivers to become agents of change, nurturing environments where every child’s potential is nurtured and celebrated.

Crucially, NELICO leaves no stone unturned in ensuring the well-being of expectant mothers, establishing educational spaces within hospitals where vital information is imparted on prenatal care and early childhood development.

As we traverse the landscape of early childhood development, guided by the principle of Mtoto Kwanza – “child first” – we do so with unwavering dedication, knowing that every investment in a child today yields dividends of a brighter tomorrow. Join us as we continue to pave the way towards a future where every child’s journey is marked by health, happiness, and boundless opportunity.