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  • Project Duration

    12 - 18
  • Lead organisation

    Youth Empowerment and Mindset Change Organisation (YEMCO)
  • Organisation

    The Youth Empowerment and Mindset Change Organisation (YEMCO) is a Non-Governmental Organisation founded in 2015. The organisation focuses on empowerment and mindset change of the youth, women and persons with disabilities in order to support themselves in various development programmes and opportunities. To achieve its objective, the organisation provides education and awareness through conduction of numerous trainings and motivation talks to youth, women and People with Disabilities.

    YEMCO collaborates with various community development programmes essentially those focusing on youth, women and People with Disabilities. Since its inception in 2015, YEMCO has managed to establish 60 village community banks (VICOBA) in Dar es salaam. The 60 VICOBAs are managed and led by YEMCO and the youth themselves. YEMCO also provides 10 training sessions each month to young people focusing on entrepreneurship skills, life and leadership skills. The organisation, further, has been conducting various programs by, self-funding, through membership fees and other voluntary contribution, and has vision to grow and reach to more people.

    • Organisation

      The Youth Empowerment and Mindset Change Organisation (YEMCO) is a Non-Governmental Organisation founded in 2015. The organisation focuses on empowerment and mindset change of the youth, women and persons with disabilities in order to support themselves in various development programmes and opportunities. To achieve its objective, the organisation provides education and awareness through conduction of numerous trainings and motivation talks to youth, women and People with Disabilities.

      YEMCO collaborates with various community development programmes essentially those focusing on youth, women and People with Disabilities. Since its inception in 2015, YEMCO has managed to establish 60 village community banks (VICOBA) in Dar es salaam. The 60 VICOBAs are managed and led by YEMCO and the youth themselves. YEMCO also provides 10 training sessions each month to young people focusing on entrepreneurship skills, life and leadership skills. The organisation, further, has been conducting various programs by, self-funding, through membership fees and other voluntary contribution, and has vision to grow and reach to more people.

    • Project

      YEMCO's project Youth and Leadership strongly aims to increase participation by young people in civic matters in their community as well as to promote and strengthen democratic processes and civic education through three key programmes:

      1. Youth leadership program which incorporate leadership training and general election within the youth platform to portray democratic process in relation to general election.
      2. Youth voice programme which incorporate dialogues, campaigns and youth TV talk show.
      3. Last but not the least the youth right programme which incorporate drama on youth rights and link youth to access their rightfully youth development fund in each municipal in Dar es salaam

      Additionally, Youth Empowerment and Mind-set Change Organisation aims to challenge the Status Quo to be more inclusive in relation to youth matters, hence through youth leadership programme, youth voice and youth rights program YEMCO contributes to challenging the status quo in a such a way that, by conducting this programmes hand in hand with decision-makers and other interested key stakeholders. This brings a much needed discussion on youth participation in political space and its importance through the involvement and contribution that they can make in their day to day life. The ultimate goal is to change the perception that community considersĀ  youth to not be able to lead and always need guidance from an elderly

  • Project

    YEMCO's project Youth and Leadership strongly aims to increase participation by young people in civic matters in their community as well as to promote and strengthen democratic processes and civic education through three key programmes:

    1. Youth leadership program which incorporate leadership training and general election within the youth platform to portray democratic process in relation to general election.
    2. Youth voice programme which incorporate dialogues, campaigns and youth TV talk show.
    3. Last but not the least the youth right programme which incorporate drama on youth rights and link youth to access their rightfully youth development fund in each municipal in Dar es salaam

    Additionally, Youth Empowerment and Mind-set Change Organisation aims to challenge the Status Quo to be more inclusive in relation to youth matters, hence through youth leadership programme, youth voice and youth rights program YEMCO contributes to challenging the status quo in a such a way that, by conducting this programmes hand in hand with decision-makers and other interested key stakeholders. This brings a much needed discussion on youth participation in political space and its importance through the involvement and contribution that they can make in their day to day life. The ultimate goal is to change the perception that community considersĀ  youth to not be able to lead and always need guidance from an elderly