Women and Children

Women, Youth and Children constitute more than 60% of the church membership. Women are engaged in various activities in the church, including Bible study, prayer meeting, knitting, and visits to sick and elder people. The Diocese has built a women centre in Kibaha. The centre runs a sewing school. Currently there are 30 students. Children have special activities in the church like Sunday school classes, prayer meetings, choirs and drama.
Youth are aged between 15 and 30 years. They outnumber adults in church service attendance. Youth activities include choir, drama, poems, Bible study and prayer meetings; besides spiritual activities they have income generating activities such as hostels and carpentry workshops.
Together with local partners, congregations and the community the Diocese is providing an important service to different groups who have been relegated to the periphery of the mainstream development. The aim is to enable them to develop themselves and to alleviate poverty. The programs include community capacity and capability building, income generating projects at small scale, Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOS), HPI dairy cattle, dairy goats, local chicken and fish farming projects, environmental management and conservation program.