Child protection refers to preventing and responding to any form of violence, exploitation and abuse against children. The programs focused on make sure children are protected at all level through strengthening child protection structures.
In 2019/2020, a total of 45 in-school clubs (30 members per club) in Ilala, Mpwapwa and Tarime Districts have continued to provide an eloquent platform for over 1,350 club members to speak out on child rights violations to their peers and community members. These clubs provided students with an opportunity to showcase their skills in advocating for their rights and to provide peer support and education reaching a total of 12,372 (4,128 boys & 8,244 girls) of their peers in-schools and in their communities
Their participation in 2019 extended beyond schools to national level forums and meetings. In March, the in-school club members attended the National Conference on Ending Violence Against Women & Children (VAWC) where they gave a keynote address to the Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, on the challenges that students, particularly girls, face in accessing quality education and their call for concerted efforts and actions to ending violence against children. Similarly, they were able to attend parallel sessions during the conference and had discussions on protection mechanisms available and how they can utilize them.