Children are the most vulnerable. Especially in the first few years of their life, they are dependent on their surrounding. We, at Flowers Children's Centre, decided to focus on those crucial first few years.
We provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow while giving parents the peace of mind that their child is being well-cared for during the day (from 9 am to 2 pm).
We offer educational programs that help prepare children for school. They learn basic academic skills like letters, numbers, and shapes, as well as important life skills like problem-solving and critical thinking.
The kids get the chance to interact with their peers and develop important social skills. They learn to share, take turns, and cooperate with others, which can help them build relationships later in life.
While the children are safe and supervised, the parents are able to work. Most of our parents are day laborers so they don't have a regular income so they live day by day. Our service provides a certain degree of stability in a life that is marked by unpredictability and uncertainty.
A child shouldn't be denied the right to live with their parents or their family unless it is not otherwise possible. The family system in Tanzania is generally strong and despite the hardship, they support each other when help is needed. Our children are all living with one or both parents or relatives like grandparents, aunts or uncles. We believe that is crucial that children are integrated in the community and their culture. If you are interested, please read more about this topic in our Principles and values section.