As we come to the end of 2021, most of us are looking forward to spending more time with friends and families and enjoying more freedom than we’ve been able to in recent times. But in many parts of the world, those living in poverty and trauma have been the hardest hit by the pandemic and children forced to live on the streets in Tanzania still struggle to access the most basic of needs.
Our research was part of a report submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child that we hope will help Tanzanian authorities protect and provide for these vulnerable children.
Each group was asked to draw their ‘dream future’ and explain to our teams what was in it.
Several had the same wild aspirations we’d expect of our own children – to be professional footballers, successful singers or fly planes – but most of them asked for simple things that they should not have to wish for.
These should be the basic rights of any child. But our teams in Tanzania can help provide all these things for children and with your support this Christmas we can make these wishes a reality. Our Christmas campaign is asking you to Grant One Wish and your generosity will allow us to protect children who are alone and face abuse and exploitation, finding them safe homes to live in and supporting them back into education. We can improve family situations so parents can better care for their children and stay safe together.
In my dream future I will have good house so I can leave the streets.
- could we add name and age here? Or where they're from and age if we don't have a name?