NELICO is a Non-government; Non-political, Non-religious multidimensional development service oriented voluntary organization. It is working in Geita Region of Tanzania since 2004, covering three Districts (Mbogwe, Chato and Geita Districts) of Geita Region. NELICO is working to eliminate Discrimination and improving the sustainable socio-economic condition of poor and marginalized families, the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), GBV prevention and Advocating for Disability Inclusion, Ending bEarly child marriage by providing need based all sorts of supports.
The organization has come past over a long path of development and continuing its efforts in the line of its Vision, Mission, Goal and Objectives. The present success and forwards trends are the result of staff member’s utmost involvement and commitment. NELICO expected improvement only achieved through effective utilization of different resources. NELICO may have some limitations, but proud to say here that, there are no any shortage of commitment, transparency and accountability in all aspect.
In our effort, continuous advice and assistance from well-wishers and Donors are increasing gradually. Financial and technical assistance of our programs implementation and the day to day mentoring have stimulated us to accelerate to such an instant success
Effective decisions and supports of General Committee (GC), Executive committee (EC) and Senior Management Team (SMT) of the organization, Wholehearted cooperation from the Local Government Institutions (LGI), and like-minded Civil Society, experienced like-minded other organizations, active participation of the community members etc and their vital roles inspired in achieving the success. We are sincerely grateful and indebted to all of them.
Heartiest thanks and grateful to all of them, whose have been solicited their wholehearted cooperation to formulate, update and continuation of this website. We hope, necessary advice and support of different stakeholders will be continued to play effective roles of NELICO in their communities.
Interested Persons/Institutions/Agencies both home and abroad may become under this banner of development/children rights/human rights initiatives of NELICO as owner and credibility of Excellencies for the well-being of most disadvantaged community members.
Welcome To NELICO.
With best regards
Md. Paulina Alex. NELICO Executive Director
Nelico seeks to promote human rights by providing free legal services to the marginalized groups, direct support to MVC, Youth involvement, GBV Prevention,Health awareness, Improve Quality Education and Psycho-social support provision to women, children and people with disability.
To have a Tanzania community in which all people protect human and child rights, access quality health services and empowered youths
1. Capacity Building
2. Legal AID
3. Gender Based Violence Prevention
4. Psychosocial Support
5. Health Care
6. Youth Empowerment
7. Improve Quality Education
8. Child Right Advocacy
11. Economic Empowerement
12. Albinism and disability
13. Community Engagement
14. Community TB interventions
NELICO is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that started in 2004. Since its inception, it has been implementing projects related to: Psychosocial Support, Youth Voice, Legal Aid, Child Protection and Prevention of Killings of People with Albinism.
Thanks to your support, we are able to commit ourselves to help the most disadvantaged children, families and communities in Tanzania.
New Light Children Center Organization (NELICO) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered under the Non-Governmental Organizations Act No. 24 of 2002 on 28th March 2006 and was given the registration certificate No. OONGO/0739.
NELICO started its operations in Geita District in March of 2004 as a small non-governmental organization focusing on support to orphans and the most vulnerable children. The start of the organization was motivated by the desire to address the issues of HIV/AIDS and orphans in the district.
The Tanzanian government officially announced that Geita is the leading district for HIV transmission in the Lake Victoria regions of Tanzania and that the impact of HIV and AIDS has serious detrimental effects on the lives of women and children in this district. The government appeals to NGO’s to support them in these issues.
Following this announcement and the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS on the lives of children in Geita district, four committed women, specialized in sociology came together with the motto: “Live to Serve”. They agreed to start an organization with the name NELICO. Since its inception, NELICO has been implementing projects related to: Psychosocial Support, Youth Voice, Legal Aid, Child Protection and Prevention of Killings of People with Albinism.
The organization’s target audiences are children, youth and marginalized groups, also in the rural communities.
The organization’s main assets are the communities which are the custodians and beneficiaries of everything that it does. Our donors also play a role as an asset, seeing as they donate funds to run the activities of the organization. Lastly, the staff is also considered as an asset of the organization.