Youth Empowerment Society Tanzania
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YES Tanzania (Youth Empowerment Society Tanzania) was established in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region as a nonprofit community-based organization in March 2011 in order to implement and evaluate youth programs. YES Tanzania provides basic knowledge on HIV/AIDS to provide awareness on transmission, testing and treatment. Additionally, it provides skills of deliberative citizenship to engage communities around the social realities of HIV/AIDS transmission, prevention, stigma reduction and support for families and PLWHA. In collaboration with health service providers, YES Tanzania educates, trains, and mobilizes youth of both genders, as well as the community in Moshi Kilimanjaro and around Tanzania. Youth will work with communities to mobilize HIV community sessions and health fairs to increase collective knowledge and uptake of HIV testing, treatment and care, PMTCT and stigma reduction.
Our vision is to see youth standing firm for national development by eliminating HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, alleviating poverty, and enabling youth to become active citizens of their country. As a non-profit organization our goal is to become a true instrument in providing commentaries based on our expertise; transferring our knowledge of development issues to build a stronger Tanzania.
Our mission is to empower youth and communities as a whole; to eliminate unhealthy social environments; uplifting citizens’ capacity of human rights, access to education, such as entrepreneurship; creating a sustainable development.
Achievement to date
1.Conducted Seminars on Civil Education / Human Rights
2.Participated in Conferences 3.Facilitated Debates
4. Pre and Post Drug Abuse Surveys in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region 5. Facilitated Community Meetings on Drug Abuse and Civil Education
6.Facilitated Peer To Peer Groups on the Following Topics:
8.Drug Abuse 9.Entrepreneurship
10. Participated in Health Fairs 11.Provide Outreach to
11 Patients in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region Collaborated with NGO in Road Shows on HIV/AIDS Awareness
Long Term Goal
To create HIV/AIDS competence community and FREE drug abuse for youth in Tanzania;
To strengthen communities understanding of human rights, their responsibility and the importance of voting;
To create a conducive environment for self-employment for youth in Tanzania;
To form youth groups; creating an enabling environment for youth to vocalize and debate their issues in a safe space;
To reduce physical punishment in the education system; defending children’s court;
To establish a drug abuse clinic in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region; providing a supportive environment and professional services for drug abusers.