- Kuhusu sisi
- Fursa za Uwekezaji
- Huduma Zetu
- Kituo cha Habari
Community Development, Social Welfare and Youth Department are among the 13 departments which constitute the Arusha District Council. The department has the objective of empowering community to realize their Socio- economic status by prioritizing their needs and seeking for possible solution. It has been playing as catalyst in development process by improving the living standard of the people. This can be done by:
Supporting community on identifying their own problems and find out solutions by using available resources
Sensitizing community involvement in development undertaking programs from early stage to an end which build sense of ownership and sustainability of the development programs.
Cooperating with other sectors towards development initiatives by using available resources financially and materially.
Mobilizing community on establishment of income generating activities
Emphasizing community on adopting use of simple and appropriate technology,
Advising and encourage communities to establish day care centers with the major aim of enabling women to participate in development activities while at the same times preparing the children for primary education.
Sensitizing community to adopt new changes towards bad cultural practices e.g. FGM, Women violation, early marriage, and early pregnancy.
Facilitating the practice of good governance and human rights such as children rights, women’s rights and other vulnerable groups rights
Empowering community on child growth, socialization and nutrition activities.
Facilitating and coordinate Non-governmental organization activities.
Coordinating HIV/AIDs interventions in the District
Facilitating and support clients in the problem solving on social welfare matters.
Improving the well-being of people with disability, elderly and most vulnerable children.
Promoting effective mechanism of dealing with vulnerable groups.
The department has 30 staff out of these 27 are Community Development Officers and 3 are Social Welfare Officers,13 stationed at head quarter and 17 working at the ward level. The department is in a shortage of eights staff to equip the department.
The department is divided into seven main sections namely; planning statistic and research, gender and women affairs, children and special groups, youth development, social welfare, civil appropriate engineering, HIV/AIDS coordination.