The Babawatoto Centre for children and youth also known as Babawatoto centre was established in 2006, and located at Mburahati kwa-Jongo in Makurumla ward a very impoverished and densely populated suburb in Dar es Salaam city. The centre is aimed at empowering children, youth and communities in the margin to be able to overcome the challenges of poverty, crime and diseases through visual, performing arts, sports vocational education and income generating activities. The Centre serves more than two hundred (200) children per day.
The organization was founded by three distinguished personalities: Mgunga Mwamnyenyelwa a renowned theater practitioner and well versed expert in child and youth development through behavior change communication (BCC), culture and performing arts.. The late lawyer and teacher, advocate Eugene Mtasiwa who was dedicated to children rights and Ms Rosaria Tarimo an educationalist with more than 20 years in teaching career.
As right based organization in child protection, we captures a broad set of issues considered critical in child well-being such poverty, HIV/AIDS, healthy, humanitarian Crisis and cultural factors. Also we provide significantly contribution toward to protecting children from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect with a particular focus on children without appropriate care, child protection in emergencies, physical and humiliating punishment and children in harmful work.