ReDO works to promote water sanitation and hygiene in community (WASH) and School (SWASH), whereby ReDO is dedicated to provide the community with water supply services, carry out water drilling and well construction service with partnership of accredited institution. Which ends community water borne diseases, hence improved public health, increased attendances in schools through SWASH program and consequently improved pupils/students’ performance. ReDO also promotes hygiene education through enhancing proper hand washing techniques using local techniques like tippy tap, proper use and construction of latrines to attain community free from open defecation (ODF).
RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT,
Based on need ReDO carries out research for development in reference to our thematic areas, to enhance evidence based operations. This works from project identification, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in Tanzania set up.
ReDO is committed in complementing SDGs 2030 goals, which among them speaks of livelihood improvements, SDG.1. No Poverty, SGD. 2. Zero Hunger, SDG. 8. Decent work and Economic Growth and SDG.12. Responsible Consumption and Production, which all create economic growth among all, women and youth priotized.
ReDO works through promotion of community saving behaviors in groups (Village Saving and Saving Groups) – through VSALA approaches and Income Generating Activities (IGAs), which promotes community productivity adds to GDPs and make the targeted groups (youth and women), viable entrepreneurs through BDS – Business and Development Skills training among them.
ReDO promotes for community accountability, participation and transparency which are the key principles of good governance. Therefore, ReDO applies for Right Based Approach (RBA) which hold both right holder and duty bearers accountable.
ReDO builds capacities of LGAs, local leaders and different committees on good governance and leadership.
Through working with community based organizations (community groups), ReDO facilitates formation, training and provides technical support to the groups on groups management based on their mission and vision.
HEALTH & NUTRITION,
ReDO promotes for public health through SBCC approaches whereby it empower the community to understand for their unhealthy behaviors and promotes for healthy behaviors.
Through this ReDO uses integrative strategies such as use EIC materials, community dialogues through groups, interspersions communications, community demonstration, community campaigns and community theaters, arranged events and Public Advertisement (Pas). We uses community groups as platform for behavior change using 20% to 80% approach.
Under this theme, ReDO promotes behaviors that ends behavior borne diseases like cancer and obesity, sexual reproductive health and rights.
We also work with education sector culturing community engagement and joint action plan in realizing the improved performance outcomes, by building appropriate foundation through stressing the early grade education.
ReDo takes Education sector is one of a complex and diverse sector in any country. In developing country like Tanzania, quality education for all children and especially early grade education (Std 1-4) requires multi-sectorial strategies that are integral to overall development and success. This implies the active involvement of a wide range of partners’ families, teachers, communities, private enterprises, and government and non-governmental organizations in planning, managing and evaluating the success.
Community engagement in education is widely recognized as a vital force in the effort to remove barriers to achieving quality education for all. Although generalized problems can be identified externally (i.e., low school enrollment), it is a community’s engagement in the reflective analysis of its particular situation that leads to locally generated, locally viable, long-term solutions. Successful engagement empowers communities to participate in multiple facets of education support. Community involvement in school management has shown to increase accountability for both learning outcomes and school resources; involvement in curriculum development, which ensures the cultural relevance of subject content and teaching styles, leads to a wider embrace of the educational process. Community engagement also fosters the willing contribution of local resources (human, material, and economic) for the benefit of education. Community ownership of education initiatives endows such initiatives with a greater likelihood of being successful, and of being sustained over time (First Principles: Community Engagement in Education Programs Compendium, EQUIP 1).
In Tanzania, Community engagement is taken as voluntary and not part of community responsibility towards education sector development, despite of improving learn outcomes experienced in schools getting fully community engagement and community joint action plans, which also contributes to addressing gender related setbacks like improved enrollment of girls children, friendly infrastructures to all includes pupils with disabilities (PWDs) and community collective actions in protecting schools infrastructures.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY,
Under this area ReDO recognizes justice and human rights promotion as key principal role towards social and economic development.
Therefore, ReDO partners with legal aid providers and legal actors like Social Welfare Officers (SWOs), Police Gender Desks, Tribunals and Local Government Authority in provision of legal aid in all kind of community injustice problems, paying special attention to women, youth, elders, People with Disabilities (PWDs) and children. Under this areas ReDO address the gender based issues, leading to community with equality.
CLIMATE ACTION AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT
We work with community in tackling climate change, through adaptation and mitigation campaigns which goes a long environmental management and conservation. With this ReDO builds climate resilient community.