Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) has been working on enlightening communities to abandon harmful cultural practices, particularly gender based violence since 2010. In particular a lot of work has been done to curb the infamous female genital mutilation (FGM) as well as poverty through VICOBA self help groups. In that course quite a few women circumcisers (Ngariba) have left the practice that has hurt lives of many girls and women in Serengeti district. So far 6 Ngaribas have quitted the
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The 2015 General Elections Observation Mission could not have been a success without cooperation from the Tanzania Christian Forum (TCF) to whom we are sincerely indebted. Specifically, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all Bishops and Heads of Ministries from CCT, CHARISMATIC, CPCT and TEC for their readiness to provide us the volunteers without whom the Observation Mission’s work would have been impossible to carry out. See the whole report below
The event took place on Sunday 31/7/2016 and it was graced by Chamwino DC Hon. Vumilia Nyamoga. In total the goods were supplied to 11 households with 58 residents where majority have impaired vision. Items issued include: Blankets/Quilts Health Kits Soap School kits Bibles Braille Food Supplies More Pictures Courtesy CCT WAMA
As part of a strong delegation from the United Republic of Tanzania’s Parliament, CCT was invited through Climate Action Network Tanzania (CANTz) to take part in the most informative and educative study tour on how Renewable energy can be used to mitigate climate change and help reduce not only energy poverty but poverty at large. The visit was sponsored by World Future Council and the Bread for the World both being Germany based Organizations (Hamburg and Berlin resp.). The delegation
Rev. Ezra Machasa is a father of three children and has been working as a Priest for over 6 years. As he told his story, he said how like many other priests in his diocese, he was always hoping to be located in an area where there are many Christians and this was driven by economic factor. When he was sent to Maweni Parish in 2012, he says he was disappointed because it was a small parish with few Christians; which implied that
This project has a long history where PETS committee mobilize the villagers to demonstrate against SANDS Company on their activities of quarrying stones without any consideration for the villagers. Following villager demonstration they passed a resolution that, SANDS Company will build a Secondary School, water wells and construct the village road the obligation which was unfulfilled. In 2015 the villagers boycotted again against SANDS Company and together they requested the meeting with the Minister of Energy and Mineral resources Hon.
Agriculture is the first work human beings were asked to perform (Genesis 2:15). It remains true that today members of the communities go on farming for food and other economies. This also holds for all the districts where the Christian Council of Tanzania works. When land was fertile covered naturally by trees and other natural materials, farming gave a lot of harvests. Notably however, in the name of development human beings started to destroy it through deforestation and bush fires
CCT through its Peace Socio-economic Justice and Good Governance (PSEJGG) program had facilitated formation and establishment of Bahi and Gairo Paralegal Units where paralegals from these districts agreed to have Paralegal Units which will operate within their Districts. Bahi has a total of 43 paralegals while Gairo had a total of 20 Paralegals. These paralegals were a result of continuous training, seminars and workshops facilitated by CCT from 2012 to date. Under the close supervision and mentoring from CCT, the
UKWATA National Prayer Camp was conducted in Morogoro for 5 days from 10th December 2015 at Lutheran Junior Seminary-Morogoro. A total of 249 students attended and the camp was opened by Bishop Godfrey Sehaba of Anglican Church of Tanzania, Morogoro Diocese.
CCT through the Morogoro Women’s training centre is equipping traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in order to improve maternal and child health. In many communities in Tanzania, traditional birth attendants are the major attendants for mothers during delivery.