Tanzania Youth Coalition (TYC)
Established in 2002, Tanzania Youth Coalition is a non-government organization focused on making the voices of the youth heard in all policy platforms. They mostly work with individuals aged 15 to 35 years old. They facilitate information dissemination, sharing and exchange, policy analysis, lobbying, and advocacy to carry on their mission.
TYC was founded by 10 people, including former director Humphrey Pole Pole and current director Lenin Kazoba. Today, they are a consortium of more than 120 youth NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBOs), 249 Youth Enterprise Groups (YEG), and hundreds of youth individuals in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar.
They work on capacity building and raising awareness on youth-related policies. They create and highlight opportunities for the youth to be empowered, identifying the challenges that they face, and address such challenges accordingly. It is their aim to ensure that the voices of the young people within their society will be heard and taken seriously in local, national, and international levels.
To mobilize a vibrant and proactive youth that are capacitated to realize, vocalize, and implement change for sustainable development.
To build capacity, sensitize youth on sustainable development, and ensure that the voice of a young person is heard across decision-making platforms.
With their utmost passion and dedication to paving the way for the youth to be heard, they maintain a wide network of resources to provide access to the youth, in terms of food, education, and health care. Tanzania Youth Coalition aims to uphold the dignity of their youth by raising awareness and advocating for their rights. As such, they consistently adhere to their core values: Volunteerism, Reliability, and Empowerment.
A group of ten people founded TYC in 2002. Since then, the organization has attracted hundreds of volunteers and has expanded drastically. And they intend to expand further with your help and other individuals who can offer their hands genuinely.
For almost two decades, they have offered a consoling hand to the youth. They aspire to continue to be a reliable shoulder to lean on. They pledge to continue to be someone the youth can hold onto whenever they need help.
As long as they see a group of young individuals deprived of their fundamental rights, they will never get tired of extending their hands to them. One youth at a time, they hope to see a community and a world filled with empowered youth full of dreams and ambitions.See more