Life skills program
TAMASHA’s concern is to support the set up of youth centres at ward levels in an effort to enable young people secure their space in the communities. We are also working with young people and local authorities and district officials to establish youth network. In this programme life skills is appear to be a core aspect where youth are learning and develop self awareness and understanding of their society in relation to their daily life style and how human values shape social systems. This programme also helps youth to increase their knowledge on HIV and AIDS and other issues in concern with their health and wellbeing.
Overall project goals and objectives
- To provide improved life skills lessons to peer facilitators.
- To encourage the opening of youth centers throughout Arusha municipality
- To supply youth centres with teaching aid/facilities so that they can happily learn life skills.
- To sensitize outreach program to youth centers so that they can work directly with community in issues like health matters etc.
TAMASHA is currently working with young people to establish youth centers in five wards of Arusha municipality which are Sombetini, Sokoni One, Daraja Mbili, Elerai and Levolosi . These are community centers owned by young people themselves and supported by TAMASHA in terms of training and set up of their own programmes. Youth have positive and direct sense of ownership and they have the duty to improve and create more programmes due to their demands. It is TAMASHA’s plan to extend and expand its program to other wards of Arusha municipality in order to capture and secure youth potentials through setting up a strong district youth network.
The core aspects of the programme
- Training and support to social entrepreneurship
- Life skills training
- Peer education
- Formation of youth centres and network
- Provision of youth friendly services by working through Marie Stopes standards in order to enable young people to know where to access health services.
Monitoring & Evaluation
TAMASHA will be using M&E system to measure inputs that does bring changes and quality impacts of its programmes. M&E is collectively conducted by operational staffs who affect directly the performance with the following objectives
- To Consistently monitor and update the project plans and target.
- To measure Volume of work being completed.
- To spot attitudes of people working on the project and others who are involved with the project, including clients.
- To find out Cohesiveness and co-operation of team members.
- To communicate project status and changes to other project team members and make necessary adjustments.
- To check Status of work being performed compared to the plan.
- To enable us celebrate our success after meeting our project targets.
- To make sure that we remain accountable to the mission, donors and to ourselves.
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