Our seventh team member is presenting himself
Assistent Centre Manager
My name is Milanga Ally, living at Nyegezi in Mwanza City. Professionally I have a diploma in Community Development. I work in Upendo Daima Organization for Street Children at the Back Home House as an Assistant Centre Manager. It is now eleven years since I started to work there. Before I worked in another organization as Social Worker.
I am glad to work with colleagues in a team spirit, which enables us to implement our activities in the Back Home House effectively. We are all moving towards...
Our 6th team member: Cook and Matron
May 9, 2017
My name is Salome Balele Malulu. I was born in 1974 in Nyamagana district in Mwanza Region. I have been working for Upendo Daima since 2007 as cook and matron up till now.I like my job very much, apart from the work as a cook I am a matron who gives advice to the children during my work. For example I talk with the children about childrens rights. Also I give advice to the Tanzanian community. We want the community to know and recognize we are working with children from the street; vulnerable children, who now live for a while in our...
Watchmen and mentor, our fifth team member
My name is Michael Peter Maguge from Lumala, Mwanza. I work 8 years for Upendo Daima at the Back Home House in Pasiansi. The first six years as guard and since then as mentor.
My overall activity as mentor is to help children living in difficult and risky environments. To give advice and to educate about the impact of living on the street and to introduce self-awareness. I also inform them that the community is loving them like any other child and that any child (both living at home and in vulnerable circumstances) has the same rights as indicated...
A fourth colleague is presenting himself
Hello, I am Clement Ndaki.
I live in Mwanza. I work with Upendo Daima as a social worker. It is very interesting to work with children who have been abused, discriminated and abandoned in one way or another. Because of violence in our communities, some children run away from their homes and enter into the streets seeking for help, safety, peace and protection. I make contact and talk with them in Mwanza streets en try to building a good relationship with them. They see me as their friend, we talk friendly and they tell me their truths.
Through a good...
Social Worker and Counselor
Introduction of a third colleague;
I am called Joel Stephano Mayige. Professionally being a Psychiatric Nurse, I decided to work with street children under Upendo Daima since January 2013 as Counselor and Social Worker. All these tasks are under my practical expertise. I am highly impressed to work with the street children who are socially out casted and psychologically...
Chairman Upendo Daima Nederland visits Mwanza
In February I visited the project and could meet all the staff. I participated in the handover of the work from Marga van Barschot to Laurent Sabini and was able to have personal discussions with all staff. I also loooked into all finacial matters and was involved in finalising the 2017 budget.
When I was in Mwanza, the management of “Railway Children of Africa” visited...
Cook and reserve mother
Introduction of a second colleague:
My name is Anna Musweta Malima. I have been working with Upendo Daima as a Matron/Cook for the past 10years. Since I am a widow this job is everything to me. It helped me to support my family financially and academically.
After the death of my husband life was economically difficult and I was the one responsible to raise and...
ISAMILO INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Isamilo International School visiting Malimbe Family on 18th March 2017
During the visit of Isamilo International School to the Back Home House last year, we invited the students to visit also Malimbe Family. And so the students came in March together with two of their teachers. They brought a lunch for all of us and we eat all togehther after an introduction of...
22 Tanzanians are working in the Upendo Daima team. In this column they introduce themselves to you.
1 The storyteller
My name is Jackson Kingi Shahanga. I live in Malimbe Village (just near Malimbe Family) in my own house and we have 5 children (2 boys and 3 girls).
I have been working with Upendo Daima as a storyteller and...
Peter is my name
A street boy going to university
March 2017 Written by Peter Jumapili
I was born as the youngest in a family of 5 children with two older brothers and two older sisters. We share the same mother but all have different fathers. My siblings know their fathers, but I do not know mine. My mother and I shared a house, she was a primary school teacher and taught...
On September 3rd we had a nice graduation party for boys, leaving the primary school. It was done at Malimbe Family centre because the school had no budget for the party this year. The other children gave a fantastic acrobatics show, did traditional dances and drama. Also the graduates were singing and speeching. We had good food, drank soda and danced together...
Travelling as a stowaways under the bus
Karimu Msingi and Cassian Migeni are friends since they met each other at Malimbe Family. They were found by our UPENDO DAIMA street team in Mwanza City around 2012 and after staying some months in the Back Home House later brought to our centre at Malimbe for more help, education, health care, shelter and counseling, because reunification with their family was...
To get a better understanding of the work of our staff I wanted to join a home visit. As the holidays have started I could join Mama Lucy who was bringing one of our boys, lets call him Juma Kurwa, home for the holidays.
This was a very special visit, as it was the first time in 3 years that he would see his family. He used to live in Mwanza when his mother died and his...
Prepared for the future
Juma Mohammed, 16 years old, is coming from a family with 5 family members. Juma was living with his mother at Tagota village in Tarime District about 150 kilometers North East from Mwanza. His father died some years ago. He has three brothers: from18, 7 and 3 years old. Mother has a job as cleaner at an hotel in Tarime Town.
Juma has been in Standard Six at Lebu...