Vijana nchini wapewa elimu kuhusu kujihusisha na shughuli za maendeleo

Na Hashimu Ibrahim Kuelekea kilele cha siku ya vijana duniani, vijana mbalimbali nchini wamekutanishwa kwa pamoja na kupewa elimu jinsi wanavyoweza kukabiliana na changamoto mbalimbali za maisha pamoja na kukamilisha Mpango wa Maendeleo Endelevu (SDGs). Akizungumza katika kongamano hilo mgeni rasmi ambaye ni Mwakilishi Msaidizi wa Shirika la Mfuko wa Idadi ya Watu la Umoja Read more about Vijana nchini wapewa elimu kuhusu kujihusisha na shughuli za maendeleo[…]

Foundation Hails YES Tanzania For Implementing a Civic and Voters Education Project

Advocacy through sports 2015 election girls team
“Girls line up for official inspection prior to a match at one of the female sports league organized by YES Tanzania last year during a Civic and Voters Education targeting young people. YES Tanzania uses sports as a vehicle to reach young people. All over the world young people love sports either by themselves playing or watching. Female sports like this one helps to bring gender equality contrary to a belief that football is a male’s sport”. (File Picture)



MBEYA: The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) has hailed Youth Education through Sports Tanzania (YES Tanzania) a youth led and youth focused NGO based in Mbeya region for implementing a Civic and Voters education project in Mbeya rural, Mbeya region last year prior to general elections in accordance with the project contract between YES Tanzania and FCS.

Through a contract number FCS/MG/SCGE/15/548, FSC gave YES Tanzania a grant worth 15m/ (USD 6,860.00) to facilitate the implementation of the project.

According to a letter signed by Martha Olotu on behalf of the FCS Executive Director, sent to YES Tanzania Executive Director, Kenneth Simbaya, FCS acknowledges that YES Tanzania has demonstrated ability to execute the project according to implementation plan.

“The organization has demonstrated strongly its ability in working collaboratively with various partners in executing the project,” reads the letter from FCS.

Civic and Voters education project which targeted young people was implemented between September-November 2015.

The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) is an independent Tanzanian not-for-profit organization that provides grants and other capacity building services to civil society organizations in Tanzania. The FCS was registered as a legal entity in September 2002 and started its operations as an independent organization in January 2003. […]

Child marriage around the world: TANZANIA

High Court judgment in Tanzania rules age of marriage laws discriminatory and unconstitutional 13th Jul 2016. (Photo: Girls Not Brides) Tanzania has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world. Almost two out of five girls in Tanzania are married before their 18th birthday. Due to inaccurate birth and marriage records, it Read more about Child marriage around the world: TANZANIA[…]


YES Tanzania Executive Director Kenneth Simbaya (left) and his Financial Fundraising Coordination Lusajo Luvanda (extreme right) in a meeting with the SBC Tanzania Ltd Mbeya Plant General Manager Sanjar Munsh (centre) over possible partnership in implementing a project dubbed ‘Zero Tolerance against Gender based violence and sexual harassment in tertiary learning institutions. (Photo by Friday Read more about YESTZ INTENDS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROJECT ON THE IMPACT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND GBV IN HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS[…]

Bill on Marriage Act seeks to end underage marriages

THE Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children has said it would table in the Parliament the Bill on Marriage Act that once endorsed and enforced would end underage marriages. The Minister for the docket, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, gave an assurance yesterday in Dar es Salaam at an event to mark the World Read more about Bill on Marriage Act seeks to end underage marriages[…]


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By Kenneth Simbaya
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) has advised that investing in adolescent girls through educating them, and informing them about their health being in their control is a smart economic move for any nation.

PDD said that the well-being of adolescent girls is a key to eliminate poverty, achieve social justice, stabilize population, and prevent foreseeable humanitarian crisis.

According to PPD if we want to change the world and especially the poorer and developing countries of the south, there is nothing better than investing in adolescent girls who are the major player in reaping the demographic dividend of the country.

“There are close to 600 million girls growing up globally in developing countries,” reads PPD’s statement made available to this reporter on World Population Day which was celebrated on July, 2016.

“Well educated and empowered adolescents girls, will have the tools to reinvest back into their family, community, country and ultimately to the world,” added PPD.

One of the biggest challenges that PPD has been addressing since inception, is the hazardous health status of the adolescent girls. There are almost a high number of child marriages posing a massive demographic threat in most developing countries which leads to high early pregnancies, increasing child mortality rates, unsafe health situation of the young child mother, and a not too healthy family.

Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS) 2015/2016 highlights that, the issue of adolescent fertility is important on both health and social grounds. Children born to very young mothers are at increased risk of sickness and death. […]

How Well Do You “Know Your Bod?”

A test of fertility awareness knowledge “You live with your body everyday, but do you really know it?” That’s the first question from a new online quiz: “” The 10 true or false question digital quiz, produced by the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University Medical Center, probes the user’s understanding of fertility Read more about How Well Do You “Know Your Bod?”[…]