About Save the Children

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children.  We work in more than 120 countries, saving children's lives; fighting for their rights; help them fulfill their potential. In 2021, Save the Children supported over 400 million vulnerable beneficiaries to survive, learn, and be protected with our vital programming. Over 180 million (44,7%) of these were children.  Out of the number reached, 75million were reached directly, with 57.5% (43 million) being children; while over 330 million were reached indirectly with 42% (139 million) being children.

Our Vision:  - A world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our Mission: To inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our Values

Accountability: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and most of all, children.

Ambition:  We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children.

Collaboration: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.

Creativity: We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.

Integrity: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty behavior; never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.


Save the Children in Tanzania

In 1986, Save the Children began its work in Tanzania in Pemba Island- Zanzibar working on maternal and newborn health. Since then, Save the Children Tanzania has expanded its programming to thirteen (13) regions in Mainland Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, Kigoma, Dodoma, Iringa, Morogoro, Rukwa, Mbozi, Tanga, Arusha, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Mtwara, and Lindi) and two (2) in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba) with ten (10) field offices across the country.

Save the Children supports children in health and nutrition, child protection, education, and child rights governance programming, using a system strengthening approach, partnering with the Government of Tanzania, civil society organizations, and international organizations.

 Save the Children works to ensure that children; -

Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday;

Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education;

Be protected: Violence Against Children is no longer tolerated.

To achieve this, Save the Children delivers impact for children by being the innovator, and the voice, influencing systems to achieve results at scale and through building partnerships. Save the Children puts the most deprived and marginalized children first.   In 2021, Save the Children reached over 3.5 million (30% direct, 70% indirect) beneficiaries. Out of the slightly over 1 million direct reach, 66% were children (50% girls) and 68% of the indirect reach, were children.

We welcome you to read the 2022-2024 Country Strategy Plan for Save the Children Tanzania Country office that spells out the Five Strategic goals we will be focusing on and the change we anticipate to make, as well as how we will ensure as an organization we are positioned to achieve those goals over the next three years.

Watch an animated video on our strategy Here