The Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) program of the Ukwega Ward in central Tanzania measures its success by the growth and development of the children in the program. Read about 53 girls and boys who reached their first, second, third, and fourth birthdays in good health and on target to reach all their development milestones in October, 2020. We celebrate them and their families!
First Birthdays: This is a proud milestone! In Tanzania, about 6 in 10 deaths occur in the first year of life; with 4 of those occurring the first month, according to UNICEF. RCP families have the information and resources to ensure a healthy start for their children. This month, we celebrate the first birthdays of 14 children!
Naomy Kigava – October 4, 2019 from Ukwega
Anziwike Kitosi – October 8, 2019 from Ukwega
Cleopatra Lwanzali – October 10, 2019 from Mkalanga
Jenifa Kigava – October 12, 2019 from Ukwega
Adelina Kalinga – October 13, 2019 from Lulindi
Sabrina Lubugo – October 16, 2019 from Lulindi
Abelia Msola – October 17, 2019 from Ukwega
Nasero Chavala – October 19, 2019 from Ukwega
Lightness Giha – October 23, 2019 from Ipalamwa
Noreeni Duma – October 23, 2019 from Ukwega
Gregoriatte Ndenga – October 25, 2019 from Ukwega
Gervas Sulime – October 21, 2019 from Mkalanga
Himidi Chavala – October 23, 2019 from Makungu
Junior Msungu – October 26, 2019 from Mkalanga
Learn more about four of the children who are celebrating their first birthdays this month:
Second Birthday: By the time a child turns two years old, s/he should be walking and running alone, talking a little, carrying toys, and exploring boundaries. This month, we celebrate the second birthdays of 21 children!
Japhet Ngendelo – October 1, 2018 from Lulindi
Godwin Mgoba – October 3, 2018 from Ukwega
Adeni Nyalusi – October 3, 2018 from Ukwega
Iddi Mtei – October 9, 2018 from Ukwega
Liston Madege – October 10, 2018 from Ipalamwa
Ivoni Kione – October 10, 2018 from Mkalanga
Gideon Nyamoga – October 15, 2018 from Lulindi
Joakim Kitosi – October 15, 2018 from Makungu
Abimeleck Kaiwanga – October 23, 2018 from Ipalamwa
Daniel Ndenga – October 27, 2018 from Ipalamwa
Zakaria Mgaya – October 31, 2018 from Ukwega
Anjerika Munyi – October 4, 2018 from Ukwega
Lightness Mwitula – October 9, 2018 from Ipalamwa
Fausta Kikoti – October 11, 2018 from Mkalanga
Bless Kipingi – October 16, 2018 from Makungu
Unice Mbwelwa – October 21, 2018 from Ukwega
Patricia Mgeni – October 21, 2018 from Ipalamwa
Bertha Mgeveke – October 23, 2018 from Ipalamwa
Irene Mtweve – October 25, 2018 from Lulindi
Grace Msigala – October 25, 2018 from Makungu
Hulda Kikoti – October 28, 2018 from Ipalamwa
Learn more about four of the children who are celebrating their second birthdays this month:
Third Birthday: At this milestone, a child’s vocabulary should be expanding, and s/he should making up stories and play activities, and learning to build relationships. This month, we celebrate the third birthdays of 9 children!
Happy Makukuru – October 1, 2017 from Mkalanga
Neema Mpalanzi – October 7, 2017 from Lulindi
Janeth Myamba – October 23, 2017 from Mkalanga
Miriam Lwanzali – October 24, 2017 from Mkalanga
Prisca Lugenge – October 29, 2017 from Ipalamwa
Nathael Mhandisa – October 13, 2017 from Mkalanga
Hemed Nduta – October 16, 2017 from Mkalanga
Alvaro Makilika – October 26, 2017 from Mkalanga
Jese Giha – October 31, 2017 from Ipalamwa
Learn more about two of the children who are celebrating their third birthdays this month:
Neema’s mother joined the RCP program in July 2017 when she was six months pregnant. Neema likes to eat ugali, rice, potatoes, bananas, beans, vegetables, fish, meat, and avocadoes. Neema likes to act like she is cooking and she also loves writing and counting numbers. She has two brothers. She is very independent when she is at home.
Fourth Birthday: By the time a child reaches four years old, s/he should be able to hop, throw and kick balls, and climb and swing with ease. At this age, Tanzanian children are often helping with household tasks and taking care of younger siblings. S/he likely is helping carry water and wood, and maybe shucking peas, corn, and beans. Playtime at this age is lessened, and the child becomes important for family support. This month, we celebrate 9 children who are turning four!
Ezra Kavindi – October 4, 2016 from Lulindi
Hekima Mkongogo – October 6, 2016 from Lulindi
Zaina Kikoti – October 14, 2016 from Mkalanga
Ester Onesmo – October 16, 2016 from Ipalamwa
Gloria Peter – October 23, 2016 from Lulindi
Ferahini Mbata – October 26, 2016 from Ukwega
Clara Myamba – October 30, 2016 from Lulindi
Livael Nosa – October 1, 2016 from Ipalamwa
Batista Nyamoga – October 8, 2016 from Lulindi
Learn more about one little girl who is celebrating her fourth birthday this month:
Ezra’s mother joined the RCP program in July 2017. Ezra likes to eat bananas, rice, potatoes, ugali, beans, fish, and avocadoes. Her favorite activities are sleeping on the floor, washing her clothes, playing cook, fetching water, and writing and drawing on the floor. She has three sisters. Ezra is so obedient to her parents, sisters, and everyone else around her. She is very charming and loving, but she is usually very careful with the people that she is not familiar with.
Learn more about the impact of Global Volunteers’ Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) program in this story.