Three Year Plan
Having completed about 40 contracts, we feel the time has now come to institutionalise ourselves and carry out our work in a more organised way. We are therefore developing our three year strategic plan starting before the end 2012. Therefore, in order to implement its vision and mission, TAMASHA will have two key programmes:
- Supporting and facilitating young people to organise around youth centres and networks at community level. This includes:
- Advocacy for the provision/building/facilitation of youth centres at community level, organised and led by young people themselves
- Support to youth centres once provided: equipment, training, entrepreneurship
- Outreach activities to the most vulnerable groups of young people in their communities (bar workers, miners, sex workers, adolescent wives, etc) with a particular emphasis on adolescent girls and young women
- Support to development of district youth networks formed by the leadership of youth centres in the district, including its registration as an independent entity.
- Back up to youth centres and networks (monitoring, training, defence, involvement in TAMASHA activities)
- Development of national coalition of youth networks.
- Technical assistance through development of an institute which will provide:
- state of the art graded training for young people to enable them to become community resource persons (peer educators, paralegals, counsellors, adult educators, health auxiliaries, researchers)
- Research (with young people) into different aspects of the life of young people, including research into the most vulnerable groups of young people,
- Development of materials for use by the youth networks and others
- Development and follow up of standards and guidelines for those working with young people
- Development and utilisation of strong advocacy tools.
- Technical assistance to all other organisations working with young people
Girls Vulnerabilities in Newala
VITU Newala is an abbreviation of Vijana Tunaweza Newala (We Young People Can in Newala). It was borne out of a joint project between ICRW and TAMASHA to carry out research into the particular vulnerabilities of adolescent girls in Newala.... read more