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Children in the children's centre

MCCC was established back in 1969 as a missionary response to children in crisis. For nearly five decades it has been reaching out to support children, youth and families who find themselves in extreme and difficult circumstances in northern Tanzania. It's mission has always been shaped by a compassionate response to those in distress or danger, offering open arms of welcome and protection; offering the open arms of God’s love to those who need it.

Over the years the Lord Jesus Christ has inspired us to express God's love in different ways:

1. Meeting the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual needs of children;
2. Providing community support programmes for needy families;
3. Maximising access to education for all our children;
4. Offering holidays and camps for the children we support;
5. Maintaining a context of Christian nurture and love.

MCCC is our family, it's our work and it's our passion - Making Children Count for Christ.


One of the residential buildings in the children's centre

Moshi Christian Children's Centre exists to support children and young people in northern Tanzania. Working under license from the Tanzanian Social Services department, MCCC offers refuge, safety, care, holistic provision and Christian love to those committed to their care. Our experienced staff provide food and nutrition, clothing, schooling, emotional and spiritual support - for each child 'one at a time' - taking into account their own personality, background, behaviour, needs and aspirations.

We offer our children access to all education levels, and are fully integrated in the national education system. They are often allocated to secondary education in other regions of Tanzania, and many progress to college and University. For most of our children though, the centre really does become 'home' and they still come back to the centre during holidays.

Children from any background or faith are welcome and will be cared for within the centre without discrimination. However the centre itself is openly committed to Christian faith. Children have morning & evening devotions each day led by the staff and are also encouraged to attend church on Sundays.

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