- Formation of two active unions of persons with disabilities (Union of People with Disability at Njiapanda Ward and the Kilimanjaro Women and Girls with Disabilities Platform
- Learning site established and actively working at Njiapanda Ward
- Increased networking and partners working on Disability matters to more than 13 partners
- Increased confidence among PWDs to speak on their rights before their families and public at large
- Link PWDs with rehabilitation and medical care support.
- About four (04) Inclusive facilities, Wooden stand frame, Mobile standing frame, Iron Standing frame, T-Seat and have been bought from CCBRT to facilitate knowledge on assistive devices for visitors and rehabilitation support to the field.
- About 18 VICOBA Groups each with 30 project beneficiaries have been established and actively operating
- A total of 05 Njiapanda LGAs have received refresher training on disability inclusion
- A total of 03 Baseline Survey and 03 Endline survey reports are in place already and have been serving as a benchmark for identifying project impacts to the community
- Formation of PWDs union and CWDs mother’s committee to advocate for their rights
- Formation of community learning center with inclusive facilities and infrastructures.
- Access to assistive devices among PWDs have promoted them to interact with wider
- Community and work comfortably.
- The presence of Inclusive facilities at TUSONGE building serves for continuous learning to
other organizations visiting TUSONGE for learning purposes
- Increased community disclosure and, support and respect PWDs rights from families to
- Following refresher training to Religious leaders, Inclusive facilities such as ramps have
been built to allow PWDs to attend religious sessions easily
- The presence of soft loans in VICOBA groups have supported beneficiaries to establish and run income-generating activities
- TUSONGE has supported PWDs in accessing soft loans from 2% of District councils.
- The project has been potential to offer LGAs with PWDs database for planning and
- Participation in disability inclusion events have helped TUSONGE to learn more on
disability and become more inclusive in its interventions
Activities done since 2018 TO DATE
- Conduct mobilization and formation of VICOBA Groups
- Entrepreneurship skills training to all project beneficiaries have been conducted
- Financial management skills training to all project beneficiaries have been conducted
- VICOBA skills training to all project beneficiaries have been conducted
- Vocation Education Training (VET) skills training to all project beneficiaries have been conducted
- Conduct Learning exchange visits for all group members to vocational training facilities for experience sharing
- Conduct coaching and support to all VICOBA groups and the Union of Persons with disabilities
- Conduct home-based visits to project beneficiaries especially PWDs at their homes
- Link Persons with Disabilities to service providers such as Health,
- Financial and Legal institutions
- Conduct public awareness-raising campaigns using the caravan to raise PWDs, Women, and Children rights
- Carryout Capacity building to the Union of Persons with Disabilities on advocacy and lobbying skills
- Quarterly Testing and refining of Disability Mainstreaming Check-list (DMC) tool as a guide used to incorporate PWDs issues in all TUSONGE programs
- Formation of Women Changing Agent Network of mothers having Children with Disabilities (CWDs)
- Attendance at learning and networking events related to disability inclusion at local, national, and international level
- Support Community Champions on furthers dissemination of the knowledge gained from project interventions
- Quarterly documentation of key learnings and impact stories on disability inclusion in livelihoods
- Formation of child rights clubs primary schools in Njia Panda Ward to raise awareness of the rights of Children with Disabilities and follow up support
- To conduct annually Baseline Survey and Endline survey to assess Project impacts to all beneficiaries
- To conduct awareness-raising sessions through media and use of the caravan
- Training to all project beneficiaries on different disabilities and impairments to be supportive to PWDs
- Capacity building to all project beneficiaries on Banking knowledge & linking with Microfinance Institutions (MFIs)
Total Beneficiaries Reached 540.