Past Missions | December 2022 – October 2023 - Tanzania

Working with long-time partner, Save the Children Canada, The Toy Movement delivered 35,144 toys to children in the Kigoma Region of Tanzania.

A large majority of asylum seekers from nearby Burundi and The Democratic Republic of Congo make their home in The Kigoma Region where children account for 78.6% of the refugee population.

In Tanzania, over 1.5 million people are living with depression, the majority of whom are children, women and adolescents. The impacts on children are diverse and significant, including being exposed to violence, abuse, neglect and witnessing community conflict. These challenges are compounded by factors like poverty and lack of access to education, health care and mental health resources.

Through this partnership, we provided children with the opportunity to play, enhancing their psychosocial support and well-being.