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MANLUKU YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

MANLUKU YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

Kasulu -Kigoma, Tanzania

MANLUKU is doing projects in three aspects of Education, Agriculture and Health.

1. Education

Promoting and Enhancing good learning environments to children and adolescent youth at their respective primary and secondary schools.

The approach used under this sector is by strengthening existing systems to attract children and youth atteend schools and capacitate techers especially on science and Information technology subjects. MANLUKU makes sure that, all children study (by supporting some education materials) but also play (we provide sports materials) regardless of their gender or physical disabilities. We are working, among the schools with "Kabanga disabilities schools" where most of the Albino children are used to study and stay.

On the other hand, the organization provide trainings and workshops on civic education andĀ  life skills reproductive health & STDs to adolescent youth in and out of schools.

The orgaization will also be doing education and child protection projects to children in the emergency humanitarian context.


2. Agriculture and Livelihoods

Capacity building on income generating activities and povety alleviation to youth.

The organization under this sector provides knowledge to the youth on good farming practices, adding value on the agricultura products and acting as an intermidiate link between;

a) Youth Farmers and agricultural companies for agriculture inputs and consultations

b) Youth Farmers and the market, for sustainality of their projects and income generation

c) Influencing and facilitating proper and effective use of the agricultural resources and opportunities present (cultivation including hot-culture/green houses, livestock keeping, beekeeping and fish farming), for income generation and poverty alleviation.

The orgaization will also be doing Livelihoods projects to youth in the emergency humanitarian context.


3. Health, WASH and Nutrition

a) The organization facilitatess sanitation and hygene promotion.

It provides some facilities and education to the youth concering sanitation and hygene to eradicate disieses eraption and transmission. Efforts are put for vector control through solid and liquid waste management, meat and fish inspection and putting environments in general clean.

The organization responds on Water Sanitation and Hygiene challenges facing the community in order to improve the situation, i.e to end the national water, sanitation and hygiene crisis by improving water systems and making sanitation facilities like toilets as well as promoting basic hygiene practices in the communities.

Youth and children are reached in their respective scholls as well, through formed hygene and sanitation groups, while the other youth out of scholl are reached at their homes.

b) However, MANLUKU provides reproductive health & STDs to adolescent youth in and out of schools.

c) The organization implements pojects to reduce Malnutrition to both children and youth, through advocating prper use of balanced diet. I schools especially, we promote and facilitate school gardens to eradicated malnutrition as most boading schools feed on common foods.

Note: All these projects are implemented at both the host communities and in the refugeeĀ  camps.

Most of the projects that needs communication and sensitization to the community are implemented through organized sports Boananza (Sports, Games and Cultural heritage), a succesful platform to bring youth and the community at large togeher.