Monday, May 14, 2012

75 Children enrolled to Leadership course

YOSSO project has enrolled 75 children aged 13 to 14 years to peer leadership course in Ukombozi Primary School center in Manzese, an extremely poor area of Dar es Salaam. This is in addition to the last year group we supported in the same school which is run in collaboration with YOSSO and UKOMBOZI Primary School. 

Since the opening of this centre in August, 2010 more that 100 children (mostly from disadvantage communities) have been enrolled on the programme at the centre. The target is 300 children enrolled over three years. They are looked after and taught by two volunteers (one teacher/coach and one trainer from our community who has a football coaching and leadership skills. The children, are taught general life skills, HIV/AIDS education, leadership and gender equality as part of youth development program  while train on athletic sports, football skills, peer coaching, first aid and basic refereeing as part of  sport development program.

It is YOSSO’s aim to give the local community ownership and a stake in this programme to ensure its long term survival. So parents of the children enrolled work with volunteers to provide support and sport equipments at the centre while a committee has been formed from local authority in the Manzese ward to plan the future direction of the centre. The Ukombozi YOSSO centre will shortly also be providing economic empowerment training in areas such as baking, beading, sewing, embroidery, cooking, IT, carpentry and construction course. For more pictures click here.

1 comment:

  1. fantastic work, well done and congratulations to all leaders and peers!! it is wonderful to see you working in this positive spirit.
    Soraya Libert, coordinator Start to Run Spain