Friday, September 30, 2011

YOSSO Climb Kilimanjaro Challenge 2012


The YOSSO Climb Kilimanjaro Challenge is a 10 days charity event that will be held in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania from 10 to 21 June 2012. It will bring together leading decision makers in sport, students, volunteers, politics, the private sector and civil society who wish to use sport to empower youth through sponsorship and participation.


10.06.2012 - 21.06.2012


Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Background Information

The YOSSO Climb Kilimanjaro Challenge is not just a standard charity trek!

In addition to climbing the Kilimanjaro, participants will also be given the opportunity to spend time at YOSSO Centres in the Kilimanjaro region and in Dar es Salaam with some of the children that their sponsorship money will benefit.

Furthermore, there will also be the option for participants to extend their stay in Tanzania. From the white sands of Zanzibar Island to arguably some of the best safari parks in the world, there is plenty to keep you occupied.

Interested parties please contact:

Prosper Mambo

Executive Director YOSSO & Event Organizer
Tel: +255718380180
E Mail: or

Monday, September 26, 2011

YOSSO Youth Complete Leadership Training

By Prosper Mambo, 26/09/2011

Across the Manzese slum, Dar es Salaam city of Tanzania at YOSSO Ukombozi center this  month, more than 15 YOSSO youth graduated from Peer Leadership programme, our intensive three month program, marking the end of another successful training. The coaches and YOSSO staff who worked with these kids over the past few months got to see the youth talk about what they’d learned and recognized for their achievements.
Those include not only completing a training of HIV education and life skills, but various courses in event management, leadership trainings and building relationships with their fellow YOSSO participants and coaches. Graduates included in and after school youth who attend YOSSO sport programme at Ukombozi centre.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My life as a counsellor

Mthobisi Mkhulisi from WhizzKids United reflects on his work as a HIV Counseling and Testing counsellor at the Health Academy.
Mthobisi Mkhulisi and other counsellors being trained in the WhizzKids United Life Skills manual

First, let me assure you that being an HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) Counsellor is not as easy or asboring as many may think. To become a good counsellor, there are some qualities that you need. You must be a good listener, you must understand your emotions and anticipate your reactions to every situation you may face when dealing with clients. Below, I will explain how I give a pre- and post-HIV test session at the Health Academy

Friday, August 12, 2011

Volunteering at YOSSO

Volunteering enables societies to transform towards being more just, non-discriminatory, sensitive and
inclusive. YOSSO's strength lies in our volunteers - both individuals and corporate employees. Write to us at  to register as a volunteer today

Kipingu to grace youth tennis camp opening

Tanzania Daily News, By PAUL JOHN, 11th August 2011 
 THE Chairman of Tanzania National Sports Council (NSC) Col. Iddi Kipingu is expected to grace the opening ceremony of the much anticipated Junior Simba Tennis Camp on Monday, the Tanzania Tennis Association has said.

The local tennis body also confirmed that the camp that runs for five days of full immersion tennis at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club would be facilitated by Italian tennis guru Fabrizio Caldarone, assisted by two local coaches namely Hassan Kassim and former national coach Morris Njohole.