RCP Program - Tanzania

The Reaching Children's Potential Program (RCP) is a child-focused, parent directed program that begins during pregnancy and follows a child through their 18th birthday.  Global Volunteers' RCP Program is serving nearly 550 families in 5 neighboring villages in the Ukwega Ward.  Trained health care providers volunteer alongside medical staff at the Ipalamwa General Clinic and host educational workshops on important topics such as nutrition, infectious disease, vaccines and mental health.  Volunteers also help teach English in the primary and secondary schools, engage with young children in the preschools, provide instruction to the women's cooperative on sewing and knitting techniques, accompany staff on weekly home visits and help plant and distribute the EarthBox container gardens and Rise Against Hunger Meals to families.


Nutritious Rise Against Hunger meals, which a mom can prepare at home twice a day for her infant, toddler, and herself, plus regular home visits conducted by a trained caregiver, proven to dramatically improve family health and well being, all for just $25 a month! Caregivers reinforce lessons learned during health workshops; help families adopt relevant and appropriate technologies; and give moms the support they need.

$300.00

Global Volunteers partners with Rise Against Hunger to provide nutritious meals twice a day to pregnant women, moms, their infants and toddlers, which they can prepare at home.

$100.00

Global Volunteers partners with Rise Against Hunger to provide nutritious meals twice a day to preschool and primary school children. Hungry children cannot learn, and these meals make all the difference.

$800.00

Educational health workshops provide the knowledge and capability pregnant women and new moms need so they can better ensure their health and the health of their children.

$250.00

The Ipalamwa General Clinic provides expectant mothers vaccines, prenatal supplements, and mosquito netting along with regular prenatal and postnatal checkups to help ensure healthy babies all free of charge.

$150.00

Help keep families safe during the COVID-19 outbreak with masks made by an RCP Women's Cooperative. Each family will receive 2 masks.

$65.00

One Earthbox container garden, including growing medium, seedlings, and fetilizer, will provide enough vegetables needed for one adult or two pre-teen children for a year.

$60.00

Handwashing stations at primary schools make it possible for children to wash before meals so they can eat safely without being exposed to bacteria.

$100.00

Simple handwasing stations promote hygiene and prevent disease for entire families. Diarrhea is a primary killer of children in rural villages, and handwashing prevents most diarrhea.

$20.00

All school children in Tanzania are required to wear a uniform. Many families cannot afford to purchase a uniform, so their children cannot attend school.

$35.00

Each chicken coop requires an initial investment for the structure, nesting, boxes, fencing, and chicks. The harvested eggs provide much needed protein for an entire family.

$500.00

Regular home visits conducted by trained caregivers are proven to dramatically improve family health and well being. Caregivers reinforce lessons learned during health workshops; help families adopt relevant and appropriate technologies; and give moms the support they need.

$200.00

Send mothers home with a newborn baby kit including a warm blanket, hat, and booties.

$25.00

Our most loyal donors often ask us to use their contributions wherever they are needed most. This gift offers Global Volunteers the most flexibility to use your generosity where there is greatest need.

$100.00

Our most loyal donors often ask us to use their contributions wherever they are needed most. This gift offers Global Volunteers the most flexibility to use your generosity where there is greatest need.

$50.00

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