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A decade of making a difference

A decade of making a difference

Railway Children has recently marked a major milestone by celebrating the tenth anniversary of working in Tanzania. In that time we’ve worked with some of the world’s most vulnerable children – those forced to survive a brutal existence alone on the streets.
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East Africa teams leading the way in pioneering methods

East Africa teams leading the way in pioneering methods

Our teams in East Africa have become some of the first in the continent to use a pioneering video technology to help strengthen families, and now they have the certification to prove it. 13 members of our teams based in Tanzania have now been awarded official accreditation in VIG (Video Interactive Guidance) a groundbreaking method that uses video to help parents and families improve communication and relationships.
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Grant will help protect children in Tanzania from coronavirus and its ongoing impact

Grant will help protect children in Tanzania from coronavirus and its ongoing impact

Railway Children has been able to reach and protect hundreds of children in Tanzania who faced chaos and trauma due to coronavirus, thanks to an emergency grant from UK Aid Direct.
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Charities call for government rethink

Charities call for government rethink

News that the Department for International Development will be merged has caused significant concern among charities.
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Facts, figures and a whole lot of challenges

Facts, figures and a whole lot of challenges

Our East Africa teams are about to expand their work into six new cities across Tanzania so we carried out surveys to count how many children are living on the streets of each area.
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Project update: new club to inspire change

Project update: new club to inspire change

Our projects in East Africa are expanding and reaching out to even more children who need our support. The growing success of our work in rescuing children from the streets and giving them a safe, secure future means that more and more young people are changing their lives and reaching their potential.
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Mt Kilimanjaro trek raises £80K for street children

Mt Kilimanjaro trek raises £80K for street children

A team of 12 intrepid rail professionals have just completed 7-day expedition to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and raise money for Railway Children.
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Taking fundraising to new heights

Taking fundraising to new heights

Our supporters go to amazing lengths to raise money to help us keep fighting for the world’s street children. A 54-year-old long term Railway Children supporter is taking to the skies and hoping to become the first person ever to cross Africa in a gyrocopter.
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Hosting an international conference to tackle the issue of violence

Hosting an international conference to tackle the issue of violence

Railway Children will join charity JUCONI to host Breaking the Cycle, an international conference for anyone working to change the lives of street-connected children.
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