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Youth Empowerment and Citizens Engagement
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My personal engagements are found in issues on Governance and Leadership, Media, Arts, ICT and Innovation.
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Media .Youth Mentor. Social Entrepreneur
Tanzania Bora Initiative
"I am because we are."
Ms. Bateyunga is an international development professional and social entrepreneur with more than 11 years of experience. She has worked with international organizations like Twaweza-Hivos and BBC Media Action across sectors like water and sanitation, governance and media development. Ms. Bateyunga is the founder and director of Tanzania Bora Initiatives that harnesses the power of the youth and their engagement with governance, community development and media. She also leads She Codes for Change, a tech-mentorship program aimed at closing the gender gap in science and technology in Tanzania.
Hi neman our project key beneficiaries are young people aged 15-35, from different groups of interest/Demographic, with special focus on young women. So our approach when we come to your area is to work with youth network such as the one you lead in your area since you are already a known and respected young leader there, and we will plan together of the group of youth to engage and how to reach to them apart from online and mainstream media means we will be using.
@Nancy good question and observation. Youth demographics come with different interest and needs. And to answer your question directly, unemployment is one of the biggest concern amongst youth, however there are others issues that youth care about, our feedback discovered that youth care about getting place to voice up and participate in Governance decision making, education,health, availability of water and sanitation. Also they care about how to combat drugs abuse so as to protect their future. Our project, and this entire Amplify challenge tackles one of the greatest youth challenge,however not the only challenge/concerns that youth have.
HP Glad that you have benefited from our prior project, and we will most definitely need your collaboration as a leader of youth network in Tandale area, as we will be reaching for youth from the slum areas and yours area is one of our target.