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PROG2017-2021_outcome_At least 65.990 children with vision problems in Tanzania have access to qualitative eye care services in order to enroll the children with a visual impairment (VI) in primary education so that they achieve the functional basic skills, essential for future life.

IATI Identifier: BE-BCE_KBO-0460240749-PROG2017-2021_Outcome_Tanzania
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2021
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

The specific objective of the programme implemented in Tanzania reads as follows: “In Tanzania, at least 65,990 visually impaired children have access to quality eye care. Visually impaired children can attend elementary school and build skills that they will need for the rest of their lives.” The programme aims to contribute to ensuring that persons with disabilities, in this case a visual impairment, have equal opportunities in all areas of life. It is important to pave the way for equal opportunities during childhood. In elementary school, children learn how to write, count and read and are provided with the chance to gain general knowledge and to develop themselves as a person. It is the Itinerant Teachers’ (IT) responsibility to provide for these children’s specific learning needs allowing them to participate in the regular school curriculum. Those activities are referred to as “extracurricular activities” including skills such as orientation and mobility helping children to move safely, efficiently and effectively both within the school and between their home and the school; therapy for visually impaired children teaching them how to use low vision aids and training their residual vision; training their tactile senses; (pre-)braille. Children can only qualify for the ‘Itinerant Teaching Programme (ITP)’ after receiving every single form of medical eye care they might need, the diagnosis of blindness or visual impairment being only made after medical correction. Furthermore, in many cases, blindness can be prevented through early detection. A five months old baby, born with congenital cataract, will have perfect eyesight after cataract surgery. Refractive errors such as short or long sightedness can easily be corrected with glasses. Without correction, consequences can go as far as blindness. This is why the programme is especially focusing on prevention by means of awareness-raising campaigns and early detection. After a pre-screening, children with a visual acuity of less than 6/18 are referred to a district or regional hospital and, if need be, to a specialized tertiary eye unit. Not all district hospitals provide eye care. And there are quite a few challenges at regional level as well: shortage of skilled personnel, shortage of equipment and materials, etc. The programme supports two referral hospitals: training ophthalmic personnel, purchasing equipment. The children forming part of the programme are not the sole beneficiaries of the programme which will, in the end, yield profitable results in the whole community in the referral hospitals’ catchment area. Bringing eye care closer to the people not only lowers transportation costs and the time away from home and hence the loss of income, but it also lessens the lack of information and misbelief as far as eye diseases and possible treatments are concerned. During the four years of training in eye care the hospitals’ future ophthalmologists have to follow, a specialized hospital organizes outreaches in the regions concerned in order to provide eye care to the children and train the other categories of eye care staff. An ITP is also set up in both regions. Specialized hospitals as KCMC and CCBRT can only pass along their knowledge and skills if they are adequately staffed, if their personnel has been properly trained and has been kept abreast of the latest developments and techniques. This is why special attention is being paid to further professional development and ongoing training. Successfully implementing a programme can only be achieved with partners who perform very well in terms of organisation. The programme targets this objective through supporting stronger financial management and a (digital) monitoring and assessment system at one of the partners. Data collection in the field, spread over all constituent districts of the four regions, is a major challenge. A closer look will be taken at ‘mobile tracking’ systems. There is no doubt that, in the context of the ‘theory of change’, the Tanzanian government plays a key role in the programme. We will focus on lobbying and advocacy towards decision-makers, in order to boost the government’s commitment to inclusive education and to put the rights of children with a disability (visual impairment) higher on the political agenda. For the time being, the local partner TSB has concluded a cooperation agreement with the local government.

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Sectors:
  • Primary education error
    Sector code:
    11220 - Primary education
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
  • Medical services error
    Sector code:
    12191 - Medical services
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM National NGO Funding
LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM National NGO Accountable
Belgian Development Cooperation Government Funding
Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) National NGO Implementing
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) Private Sector Implementing
St Francis Referral Hospital (SFRH) Private Sector Implementing
St. Joseph's Mission Hospital (SJMH) Private Sector Implementing
Tanzania Society for the Blind (TSB) National NGO Implementing
Light for the World Belgium National NGO Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
167,960 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2021) circle LIGT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle CCBRT Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2021
97,637 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2021) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle SFRH Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2021
48,883 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2021) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle SJMH Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2021
29,750 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2021) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle KCMC Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2021
116,345 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle CCBRT Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2020
0 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle KCMC Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2020
146,987 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle SFRH Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2020
35,493 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle SJMH Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2020
231,282 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2020
77,464 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2020) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle SJMH Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2020
150,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2020) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle SFRH Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2020
63,370 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2020) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle KCMC Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2020
122,503 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2020) circle LIGT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle CCBRT Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2020
25,140 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle SJMH Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
155,992 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2019
32,600 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle KCMC Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
91,300 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle SFRH Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
152,492 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle CCBRT Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
19,095 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2019
112,171 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2019) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle CCBRT Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2019
25,142 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2019) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle SJMH Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2019
112,591 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2019) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle SFRH Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2019
65,136 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2019) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle KCMC Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2019
29,621 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
54,905 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
126,127 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle LIGHT FOR THE WORLD BELGIUM circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2018
149,409 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
18,814 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
44,934 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 02, 2018
170,781 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2018
62,351 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 01, 2018
8,577 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
46,587 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
62,258 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2017
127,343 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
45,601 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
34,359 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 02, 2017
8,577 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 02, 2017
12,909 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 02, 2017
130,014 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 02, 2017
182,397 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeJan 02, 2017

Budget

2,707,312 USD
409,028 EUR (Valued at Feb 21, 2019) date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
398,132 EUR (Valued at Feb 21, 2019) date_range Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
381,700 EUR (Valued at Feb 21, 2019) date_range Jan 01, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
576,563 EUR (Valued at Feb 21, 2019) date_range Jan 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
621,882 EUR (Valued at Feb 21, 2019) date_range Jan 01, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
access_timeUpdated on Apr 28, 2021 15:21:32
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