WVI Accords Community a Chance to Demand Projects

One of the community engagement meetings in TA Nthache One of the community engagement meetings in TA Nthache - Picture by Moses Masiye

In a bottom up approach, non governmental organization World Vision International (WVI) has given a chance to people of Traditional Authority Nthache in Mwanza district to choose challenges the organization should tackle in the next 12 years.

Unlike many projects that impose areas of implementation, WVI Programme Manager Semu Samson said having made the consultations, they will consolidate the proposed projects and decide course of action so as to address the challenges raised.

Samson said:- "The next thing now is that we will go back and develop an action plan and budgets for the projects requested under Mpandadzi Area development program.

“We will likely start with food security and child protection advocacy, with support from World Vision United States effective October 2023."

Senior Chief Nthache commended WVI for engaging his community members to suggest projects that can address key issues affecting them

"The bottom up approach on development projects is the right direction to come up with real issues affecting people on the ground as such our livelihoods will be transformed if the  proposed projects are implemented," said  Nthache.

During the consultations, food security, water-sanitation and hygiene, construction of a Health facility, Community Based Childcare Centres, primary and secondary schools and advocacy for child protection, were some of the key priority areas the community proposed for WVI to consider first.

Chairperson for Nthache Area Development Committee Steven Chimpeni pledged community support during the implementation of the projects.

"We will provide all necessary support required from us, like our expected contribution and safeguarding property used in the projects," assured Chimpeni.

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