Monday, April 7, 2014

Tanzania boys win 2014 Street Child World Cup




7th April 2014

Source: Street child world cup

Tanzania boys won the 2014 Street Child World Cup producing a powerful performance to beat their neighbours Burundi 3-1. After the game both teams joined together to stress that the Street Child World Cup was more than just a game, and to congratulate the players from all teams at the tournament.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014

Dear Friends
We feel it our immense pleasure to extend our sincerest wishes for hope, happiness and peace during this Holiday Season and throughout the coming New Year 2014.
In this time of gratitude, We would like to thank you. We value your continuous support & co-operation and appreciate your involvement to our projects. Counting you among our honorable supporters/partners is something for which we are especially grateful.
On behalf of our organization, YOSSO we would like to wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014.

Warm regards,

Prosper Mambo
Executive Director

Monday, December 9, 2013

The menace youth unemployment creates in Tanzania

3rd December 2013

Mandela loved sport and understood its power to do good

n this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. AP

By Gerald Imray/AP

When it came to sport, Nelson Mandela had the ability to inspire even inspirational figures and leave global stars completely star-struck. 

The anti-apartheid leader, former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner died on Thursday at the age of 95, prompting a vast outpouring of tributes from the world's best-known athletes and top sporting bodies. Read more at

Mandela changed course of African football in years after leaving prison

In this photo released by the Mandela Foundation, former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles as he holds the FIFA World Cup trophy, at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg,on May 6, 2010.

8th December 2013

A visiting Brazilian first eleven side was held to a draw by the South African host side a couple of weeks
ago, an event that the now deceased iconic leader of that country, Nelson Mandela, was beyond ability to hear about.
 Such a result is a reinvigoration of the spirit of South African soccer that was cultivated by the rise of Nelson Mandela to office in 1994, upon which the Africa Cup of Nations was held in that country and the home side took the cup, in 1996.  
And after he left office, the elder statesman added his weight for Africa, and specifically South Africa, to host the World Cup finals in 2010, which duly occurred. Those are two unforgettable moments for all.
If this was a direct personal contribution to the sport in Africa, it is something else if we now start figuring out the contribution of the iconic anti-apartheid leader in eradicating racism in the sport and in other fields, in the years after he came out of prison. 
With Mandela as president of a multiracial South Africa and respected unanimously all over the world, it became not just out of fashion but actually a mark of stupidity, to be a racist. 
With US human rights leader Dr Martin Luther King non-racialism was still a dream; by the time Mandela took and left office in South Africa, a world without racism was largely a reality, except for hard core neo-fascists locally and abroad.
While this input will be hard to measure, the holding of the World Cup finals in South Africa, and well before that, reintegration of South Africa in the sporting world from the time Mandela was released from prison early 1990 helped to change the map of African soccer.
Until that point a minor guerrilla war of sentiments was continuing between opponents of apartheid in many countries around the world, and those who didn’t care, something that changed after Mandela’s release and protracted negotiations on how a new South Africa could be put up. 
That was also the period in which democracy was making its first steps and Africa being more integrated with outside world.
Despite that there was never systematic racism in European soccer for many years, black players like the legendary Eusebio of Portugal who hailed from Mozambique, there was a new dynamic following the release of the anti-apartheid leader, and finally South Africa briefly became the home of world soccer during the 2010 finals. 
It was also during Mandela’s time in office that the South African team was galvanized, putting away divisions tied up with the apartheid legacy, but the going eventually proved to be tough. 
Vacillation at the level of principle took its toll on the country’s team; it has regularly failed to qualify for the World Cup finals. It has flashes of brilliance, just.
What made Mandela larger than life and effective in all fields, from sports to politics, and a profound influence in the African entertainment industry as an inspiring figure, even in modes of dress and fashion, from routinely formal to moderately casual, or a shining, colourful formal.
Mandela was the ultimate goodwill ambassador, an inspiration to crowds of any kind, religion or race anywhere in the world, the ultimate example of a long suffering person who hated no one, who made everyone feel safe with him, or with the values for which he stood for. 
There is still that image of the South African rugby national side participating in the World Cup for the first time in 1995 when Mandela was president; he came into the pitch, talked to the all-white side that used to be the buttress of apartheid, the Springbok, and the meeting of minds and sentiments was lasting. 
They couldn’t believe he loved them, that he was genuinely proud of that team, which made their old apartheid persuasions altogether shameful.

Friday, December 6, 2013

‘Nilianza na Sh1.5 milioni sasa napata Sh5 bilioni’

Na Fredy Azzah, Mwananchi

Posted  Alhamisi,Decemba5  2013  saa 15:50 PM

Kwa ufupi
Ukitaka kufanikiwa ni lazima uwe na nidhamu baada ya kuomba mikopo kutoka taasisi za fedha

Alikuja Dar kama ‘house boy’ sasa ametajirika

Sindamka akiwa kazini. Picha na Elias Msuya

Na Elias Msuya, Mwananchi
Posted  Jumatano,Novemba27  2013  saa 16:33 PM

Tatizo la ajira kwa vijana limekuwa sugu hasa kwa nchi zinazoendelea kama Tanzania. Vijana wengi wamekuwa wakikimbia vijijini na kuingia mijini kila mwaka wakitafuta ajira.Wilfred Sindamka mwenyeji wa wilayani Kibondo Mkoa wa Kigoma, alihamia jijini Dar es Salaam mwaka 1995 akitokea mkoani Dodoma ili kujaribu kutimiza ndoto yake ya maisha. Endelea….

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Youth Employment Key To Africa’s Continued Economic Growth

Posted on May 29, 2012 05:49 am under Business, Strategies & Solutions
VENTURES AFRICA – With the number of youths in Africa set to double by 2045, countries across the continent should boost job creation and help young people acquire new skills, according to the African Economic Outlook 2012.

“Creating productive employment for Africa’s rapidly growing young population is an immense challenge but also the key to future prosperity,” say the authors in the foreword.

Co-written by the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Centre, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the report says youth are an opportunity for future economic growth.

Between 2000 and 2008, despite world-topping economic growth rates, and a better educated youth, Africa created only 16 million jobs for young people aged between 15 and 24.

Today, youth represent 60 percent of the continent’s unemployed, and of these 40 million youths, 22 million have given up on finding a job, many of them women.

“The continent is experiencing jobless growth”, said Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice-President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). “That is an unacceptable reality on a continent with such an impressive pool of youth, talent and creativity”.

The report argues youth unemployment figures will increase unless Africa moves swiftly to make youth employment a priority, turning its human capital into economic opportunity. On the other hand, youths can present a significant threat to social cohesion and political stability if they do not secure decent living conditions.

High growth alone is not sufficient to guarantee productive employment. Youth employment is largely a problem of quality in low-income countries and one of quantity in middle-income countries, the report says.

“In low-income countries, most young people work but are poor nevertheless. In African middle-income countries, on the other hand, such as South Africa or the Northern African countries, despite better education, more youth are inactive than working,” said Mario Pezzini, Director at the OECD Development Centre.

The report recommends that African countries design better-coordinated strategies to effectively tackle youth employment, focusing on job creation in the private sector while providing the right conditions for businesses of all sizes to grow and expand their work force.

In addition, given the small size of the formal sector in many African countries, the report finds that a government focuses on the informal sector and rural areas, which contain immense entrepreneurial talent, can serve as engines for inclusive growth since they can absorb higher numbers of unemployed youths.

It also advocates for policies focused on creating the skills that are necessary for youths to compete in the job market, for instance by improving the quality of education in agriculture and new technologies.

Increased policy focus on youth employment must be coupled with measures to boost investments in social and economic infrastructure and diversify the continent’s economy.

“Export diversification beyond raw material and private sector development are important to mitigate the continent’s susceptibility to external shocks, but that takes time”, said Emmanuel Nnadozie, Director of Economic Development at UNECA.

With the right policies in place, the continent could capitalize on its recent economic growth to achieve a development breakthrough.

“Youth employment is an investment in the future. It contributes to reducing poverty, wealth creation, well-being and social cohesion,” said Pedro Conceição, Chief Economist at UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa.

The African Economic Outlook presents a comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political developments in the region. The report includes in-depth country notes on 53 of the continent’s 54 economies, a macroeconomic overview.
The document also offers a chapter on human development which focuses this year on the importance of reversing capital flight to achieve sustainable human development.

Note: The annual 2012 African Economic Outlook covers economic, social and political development in 53 of the continent’s 54 countries. It is published with financial support from the European Union and the Committee of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). For the whole report, including statistics and specific country performance, please visit

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stage set for Youth Cup soccer seminar

Boniface Wambura, TFF information officer

14th March 2013

Organiser of this year’s edition of Coca-Cola under 17 football championships expect to hold a seminar for all secretaries of the regional football associations in the country.
 The seminar will be held at the Tanzania Football Federation’s premises on March 19 and participants have been advised to report a day before.
Besides the secretaries, all coordinators of the Secondary Schools games (UMISSETA) have also been invited to attend the seminar.
According to the TFF information officer Boniface Wambura, letters of invitations have already been dispatched to the invitees.
 The seminar aims at imparting knowledge and overview of the youth tournament which has been staged for over five years now.
 Major highlight of the seminar is expected to be adherence to age of the players to avoid cheating. Age cheating has been a huge problem recurring in the tournament in most of the editions.
The Copa Coca-Cola tourney has been a perfect stage for  football coaches and trainers to scout talents.
The tournament will kickoff from the district level before advancing to regions and then national level. 

IFC, Coca-Cola issues $100m to empower women entrepreneurs

William Egbe (R), Group Sustainability Director for Coca-Cola Eurasia and Africa Group shake hands with International Finance Corporation director of financial markets James Scriven after signing of a three-year joint USD100m initiative to provide access to finance for women entrepreneurs in Eurasia and Africa.(Photo: Guardian Correspondent)

By The guardian reporter, 19th March 2013
The  Coca-Cola Company and IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, last week announced a $100m, three-year joint initiative to provide access to finance for women entrepreneurs in Eurasia and Africa.

The collaboration builds on the synergies between Coca-Cola’s 5by20 women’s economic empowerment initiative and IFC’s Banking on Women programme to help address barriers women entrepreneurs commonly face in some of the world’s poorest countries, a statement issued yesterday said. 

Perhaps this reminder will console teachers!

By Editor, 20th March 2013


Mass failures of students in decisive examinations in Tanzania have for years now left education stakeholders, among them parents, both worried and stunned.
There is still no consensus over what can be done to improve academic and professional performance in our schools and colleges.