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Posted July 29th, 2013 - 1:07 pm by from Arusha, Tanzania (Permalink)
HUCADE is a small organization which was registered with the aim of helping orphans, disabled and vulnerable children especially those who have totally failed to go school.
Our vision is to bring hope to children in Tanzania. This hope may come in the form of education, food to eat, safe water to drink and shelter.

In many poor communities, parents have little to leave their children except, perhaps, memories of the time they have shared. By partnering with HUCADE you can help bring an end to the life of poverty that is passed from one generation to the next.
Our aim is to impact one life at a time.

What we do?
“Although there are lots of NGOs in our country, the poorest of the poor are not spotted. You really have to identify the villages and find the poorest children who have no food, no water and no hope. They take each day as it comes without knowing where food will come from. Hospital facilities are mostly found in big cities and those people in the remote villages, in most cases, do not have access to hospitals. As a result children and people in these remote villages die of diseases and illnesses that otherwise could have been prevented”. We have found people living in the middle of nowhere with nothing.
We have found out that through HUCADE, we can identify the more poorest children in the villages. This brings hope and a future to children who otherwise are forgotten.

Founder and Trustee – HUCADE
In 2005 mama Agnes Mollel helped to establish HUCADE in Ilboru, Arusha Tanzania, to provide care and education for 13 orphans from the two wards in Arusha. In 2008 HUCADE is registered as a non-profit organization in Tanzania. Since then we have provided education, food, clothing, and shelter for orphaned girls and boys in Tanzania. Up to now we have continued to grow and expand and are currently operating in seven regions of Tanzania. HUCADE has taken extensive steps toward securing the funds that we allocate to our orphans. In most cases our program begins with a local ‘sponsor’ who already lives in Tanzania and personally knows of honest and devoted guardians within the community who are already caring for orphaned girls and boys and disabled but who are in need of financial assistance. We can offer such support. We have defined a guardian as an organization, such as an established orphanage, or an individual, such as a relative, but not the child’s biological parents. Through our sponsors, we are able to verify that the orphan is receiving adequate care and that the guardian will use the money for the child’s direct welfare. We normally pay their school fees direct to the school account of each child. Furthermore we believe that education is one of the main means of alleviating poverty and raising the status of children.

HUCADE does not promote political or religious activities of any kind and therefore abstains from funding religiously affiliated institutions or organizations, regardless of their level of care. Additionally, we have also taken precautions to ensure that our sponsors do not have any financial ties to the guardian or the orphan.

We have a home and center where children from all over the slums come and participate in our activities and have a chance to enjoy life as a child. Our activities include Educating them, giving them shelter, teaching them how to sing dance, play football, traveling to national Parks and other activities that we can participate in as a family. Currently there are 7 girls 6 boys who live and sleep in the home. There are more than 84 other children who come from the Villages that we help. These are children who are victims of domestic violence, parents died of HIV/AIDS or absolute poverty in the family and most of them are living with their grandparents who have no means to support them.

Program Objectives:
Provide material support in the form of basic necessities like education, shelter, food, and medical care.
Rehabilitate children and resettle them back with their closest family members
Provide fun activities such as soccer, basketball, dance, drama, singing, etc..
Increase awareness about the life of vulnerable and street children through social media outreach