Brief History of the Organization
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 awarded with registration certificate No. OONGO/0739.
NELICO started its operations in Geita District in March 2004 as a small Non-governmental Organization focusing on support to Orphans and Most Vulnerable Children. Starting the organization was motivated with the desire to address the issues of HIV/AIDs and orphans in the District.
The government appeals for support from NGOs followed the official announcement by the Tanzania Government 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 Geita District.
Following this announcement and diverstating effects of HIV and AIDs on the lives of children in Geita District, in 2004, four committed women, specialized in sociology came up together with a motto of “Live to Serve” and agreed to start the organization in the name of NELICO. Since inception to date NELICO is implementing programmes related to: Psychosocial Support, Youth Voice, Legal Aid and Child Protection and Prevention of Killings of People with Albinism.