What we do

We carry out humanitarian relief and development activities with refugees and marginalised poor people in Tanzania.

Refugee Work

TCRS is a long-time implementing partner of UNHCR in refugee operations, demonstrating strong competencies in managing refugee settlements, refugee camps, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WASH), trauma healing (psycho-therapy and counseling to post-conflict victims). TCRS implements also assistance program to urban refugees who leave camps and settlements to urban areas for various reasons.

Emergency and Relief Services

TCRS responds to emergencies and disasters by providing relief services to affected communities and within the ACT network and in the framework of ACT Forum Tanzania. Over the years, TCRS has been in the fore-front, building capacities of member churches for disaster preparedness, focused at minimizing people’s vulnerabilities in case of potential or recurrent disasters. In year 2015, TCRS intervened in the Mwakata Ward, Kahama District rainy storm victims by supporting them with food and seeds. Likewise, in 2016, TCRS intervened by providing food, seeds, clothes, plastic sheets, school uniform and psycho-social support to the earthquake victims in the Kagera Region.

Morogoro Community Empowerment

Local leadership empowerment, community empowerment and support for local initiatives. This includes conducting class sessions to the marginalized, literates and illiterates on writing, reading and counting skills and Income generating activities. TCRS supports local initiatives by supplying building materials like cement, iron bars and iron sheets. On Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion, TCRS conducts campaigns to create awareness on how to avoid water borne and hygiene related diseases.

Emergency and Relief Services

TCRS responds to emergencies and disasters by providing relief services to affected communities and within the ACT network and in the framework of ACT Forum Tanzania. Over the years, TCRS has been in the fore-front, building capacities of member churches for disaster preparedness, focused at minimizing people’s vulnerabilities in case of potential or recurrent disasters. In year 2015, TCRS intervened in the Mwakata Ward, Kahama District rainy storm victims by supporting them with food and seeds. Likewise, in 2016, TCRS intervened by providing food, seeds, clothes, plastic sheets, school uniform and psycho-social support to the earthquake victims in the Kagera Region.

Morogoro Community Empowerment

Local leadership empowerment, community empowerment and support for local initiatives. This includes conducting class sessions to the marginalized, literates and illiterates on writing, reading and counting skills and Income generating activities. TCRS supports local initiatives by supplying building materials like cement, iron bars and iron sheets. On Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion, TCRS conducts campaigns to create awareness on how to avoid water borne and hygiene related diseases.

Kilwa CEP

Training on human rights, good governance, accountability, local leader’s roles and responsibilities, transparency and accountability and gender justice. Other activities include training communities on modern animal husbandry, Income generating activities, Trainings and awareness creation on HIV and AIDS. Empowering communities on resource and governance particularly connected to management of oil and gas sector.

Kishapu CEP

TCRS intervention is based on water and sanitation, gender justice, human rights and good governance, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and environmental management. The direct groups involved in these interventions are village councils, water committees, land committees, disaster committees, social welfare committees, environment committees and Public Expenditure Tracking System (PETS) committees, water user groups and special groups such as people living with HIV and AIDS.

Kibondo Field Project

TCRS supplies portable and palatable water to refugees in Mtendeli Camp. The operations involve provision of sanitation services and hygiene promotions to refugees hosted in Mtendeli Camp. The organisation also runs psychosocial support, community-driven dialogues and social cohesion activities in Nduta and Mtendeli Refugee Camps. TCRS empowers the marginalized and poor communities, strengthens Public Expenditure Tracking Systems (PETS), village committees on budgets and project tracking with emphasis on water projects, conducts functional literacy and numeracy classes and awareness campaigns to the communities on water, sanitation and hygiene activities. Water supply includes construction and renovation of water sources in different villages of operation. On climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions, TCRS trains communities on construction and usage of improved fuel saving stoves and facilitating and supporting establishment of tree nurseries, supporting and encouraging communities’ communities income generating activities and ensuring food security by encouraging communities to plant drought resistant crops.

Ngara CEP

In Ngara District and through conducting trainings, TCRS runs good governance and accountability activities by strengthening the capacities of village leaders and Public Expenditure Tracking System (PETS) committees. TCRS also supports VICOBA activities to communities as a sustainable way to economic empowerment and livelihoods. TCRS also intervenes in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) promotion activities and support constructions and rehabilitation of water schemes in the district. On climate change mitigation and adaptation, and as Ngara District has been experiencing poor agronomic practices such as extensive and shifting farming, mining, lumbering, charcoal making, livestock keeping and bush fire, TCRS’ intervention has, since 2008, been promoting sustainable land management and environmental conservation activities like tree planting, modern bee keeping, sustainable energy; and soil and water conservation.