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About Us

HOSSANA OWS CENTRE abbreviated “HOCC” is a Non-Governmental Organization, Non- profit making, Non-political, has been established in Tanzania for organizing vulnerable groups (orphans, widows, street children, disabled, PLWHA and illiterates). So that they may be liberated through education and engage in productive activities such as agriculture, bee keeping, trading of local processed commodities, environmental conservation awareness, Sports, and Training activities. The organization understands the importance of intervening to the community and addresses the above challenges.

VISION. The vision of HOCC is to have community that is healthy, educated and economically sustainable, and has all most vulnerable groups (OVCs, MVCs, PLWHA and widows/widowers) equal chance to human basic needs as the rest of the community.

MISSION. The mission of HOCC is to build capacity of citizens including vulnerable, widows, PLWHA and poor families (economically disadvantaged) through educational programs, poverty reduction will enable them to move from crises and poverty to stability and self sufficiency.

CORE VALUES: HOSSANA core values are; • justice and equality, • peace, • commitment to work, • being ethical, • transparency, • voluntarism, • good governance, • trust • participation, • Sustainability • accountability • and flexibility.

GOALS/OBJECTIVES a). GOAL: To ensure equality and justice for all, HOCC envision a world where no vulnerable group is abused or marginalized, where they have fully and equal participation in processes that insure their health, well-being and economic independency. And they have freedom to define their lives for future and reach their full potential.


 To run educational institutions.  Provide education services to the community  Access information and understanding of rights, laws and policies to most vulnerable groups in the community (women, street children, orphans, disabled and HIV/AIDS victims).  Carrying out research into injustices and the underlying causes of these and then finding ways of remedying these through documentation and recommendations based on established facts of prisoners ‘s rights and ex-prisoners and aged people falls in this category.  Encouraging the government in committing to good governance through ratifying important international human rights instruments, and dedicate to its commitment to observe, protect and respect human rights and dignity to individuals.  To promote immediate relief measures to people suffering from disasters such as epidemics, droughts, hunger etc.  To bring together CBO’S, NGO’S, researches, foresters, policy makers and all stake holders to enable them to participate in decision – making on natural resource management, including the formulation of policy and legislation to create and enabling environment for collaborative natural resource management and to combat desertification.  To improve clean and adequate water with increased access to sanitary facilities and hygiene education by building the capacities of communities and local groups.  To promote improvement of the standard of living to rural women and man by training and integration into economic and social life.  Providing health services and education to the community.  Conducting seminars and symposium on Good governance, environmental conservation, Socio-economic life of the community for Youth economic groups, Women economic groups, Technical groups, and Individual persons.