Liberty Care Centres (LCC) is a successful local Non Governmental Organization (NGO) which was established by five villagers whom later their NGO became a good example in their community although its founders were normal people, this NGO was headquartered at Kitunda ward Ilala district, in Dar as salaam Region, Tanzania East Africa.
The LCC vision at its establishment was to see the Tanzanian community with better life in which every child and youth could be granted opportunity, backing, and assistance for self development mentally spiritually, physically and materially so as to be free from social scourges such as poverty, hunger, discrimination, oppression,
HIV/AIDS and other pandemic disease. As well as the LCC mission was to promote the improvement of social wellbeing and development initiatives with emphasis on children and youth in Tanzania mainland.
And in the year 2003 to 2007, LCC in implementing its vision and mission for the community of Tanzania, it collaborated with local government authorities, the Education Development Centre (EDC) and donor organizations including the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG),The Foundation For Civil Society and the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS), succeeded to rehabilitate more than 300 children from exploitative or worst forms of child labour in Dar es salaam Region, and as well as provided life skills and vocational education to over 150 vulnerable youth.
Also LCC at its effort in co-operation with the Ilala Municipal Council and EDC succeeded to establish eight community learning Centres where basic education of reading, writing, and arithmetic was provided to disadvantaged children between the ages of 12 to 17 years who did not have any form of schooling (primary education or otherwise) because of social problems such as child labor, poverty and orphanage in Dar es salaam Region.LCC as a response of the escalating social problems faced children, especially orphans, disadvantaged and vulnerable, it put its much efforts in solving problems which were mainly in the areas of childhood care for orphans, education, nutrition, health and development. LCC at its perspectives it felt that the causes of the problems faced its community was HIV/AIDS pandemic, social stigma and abject poverty among most members of the community.
As well LCC recognized that the economies of many poor nations including Tanzania, is affected by international economic imbalances and globalization which always have been making poor countries fail to muster sufficient resources to address their community problems. So, LCC being felt as part of the global community, put its effort to shoulder some of the burden , at least in a small way, by contributing human, technical and financial resources in addressing child and young people issues in its own community. And due that, in the year 2006 to 2007, LCC established two vocational Centres in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro Regions to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS to orphans and vulnerable in that area.